Rare water birds recovering in Cambodia
"It is definitely exciting news that we should be proud of."
- Noeu Bonheur, Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve deputy director
Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia - The populations of seven species of rare water birds have recovered significantly in Cambodia's Tonle Sap lake due to a program that employs former hunters as park rangers, conservationists said Thursday.
A report by the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society found the populations have increased by as much as 20 times for some of the species since 2001, when the program started.