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130 Species of Waterfowl Found in Boeung Prek Lpou and Anlong Pring

PHNOM PENH: Bird Life has found a total of 130 species of waterfowl in the Boeung Prek Lpou Protected Area in Takeo Province and Anlong Pring Protected Area in Kampot Province, while some birds are endangered and globally endangered.

After conducting a census of Asian birds in the Boeung Prek Lpou and Anlong Pring Landscape Protected Areas in January 2022, Bird Life has announced on Sunday, 20 February, the organization has found 78 species of birds in Boeung Prek Lpou landscape protection area and 52 species of birds in Anlong Pring landscape protection area.

Among them, one of the most endangered birds is the Prey Veng sparrow, and the globally endangered bird is the crane. It has also be noted that thousands of Prey Veng birds have been present in the Boeung Prek Lpou Landscape Protected Area from December to April in recent years.

This biodiversity monitoring activity has conducted annually by field officials, wildlife organizations and park rangers in both protected areas, supported by Bird Life and Nature Life in Cambodia.

The project for the conservation and management of Boeung Prek Lpou and Anlong Pring landscape protection areas is implemented by the Ministry of Environment, Natural Life in Cambodia, Bird Life and WWT.

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