Rare Vultures Found in Cambodia
"We already have a successful WCS model working in the northern plains where local people benefit from conservation activities ... I think we have a good chance of making it work here if we can find the support."
- Song Chansocheat, Cambodia Vulture Conservation Project manager
Stung Treng Province, Cambodia - Researchers in the remote forests of Cambodia said Wednesday they have discovered the only known colony in Southeast Asia of slender-billed vultures and scores of other endangered birds. The colony was discovered last month in the jungles east of the Mekong River in Cambodia's Stung Treng Province.
The area was also found to be home to several other species listed as critically endangered by the World Conservation Union, including the white-rumped vulture, according to the New York-based WCS.