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Cambodia | 3 critically endangered giant ibis poached in Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary

In a single deliberate poisoning event, three Giant Ibis, equivalent to 1-2 percent of the global population, have been killed – part of a disturbing global trend where conservationists are noticing increases in hunting of protected species since the spread of coronavirus began to disrupt traditional economic and social systems in rural areas.


The incident was detected on 9 April 2020 in Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary, Preah Vihear Province. The birds were killed illegally for their meat, which would have been consumed locally or sold on the market.


https://english.cambodiadaily.com/environment/covid-19-fueling-an-uptick-in-poaching-three-critically-endangered-giant-ibis-cambodias-national-bird-killed-in-protected-area-162847/

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