Two Globally Endangered White-winged Ducks Rescued in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary

Two White-winged Ducks were rescued from Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary (KPWS) after they were found exhausted and unable to fly, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)'s press release issued yesterday.

The conservationists from the Ministry of Environment (MoE) and WCS have sent these two ducks to the Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB) in Siem Reap province for care and rehabilitation until they have fully recovered and are able to survive in the wild.

After receiving information from two local villagers, our team traveled to collect the ducks and hand them over to the ACCB team for care and rehabilitation, said Rours Vann, Wildlife Research Team Leader in KPWS for WCS and MoE.

Ensuring local communities have awareness of conservation issues is vital to encourage them to report wildlife information to protected area authorities. If they do not understand the importance of wildlife conservation, they might have eaten or sold these ducks, he added.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press