A team in Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary is searching for the nests of giant ibis and sarus cranes, said NatureLife Cambodia in a June 24 social media post.

The post explained that the rainy season is a challenging period for biodiversity monitoring, especially for the nests of vulnerable and critically endangered species. The organisation called for increased protection of the sanctuary.

“We must work together to protect our Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary. We thank the Critical Ecosystem Partnership and BirdLife-Vangard for supporting this activity,” it said.

The Ministry of Environment said giant ibis are present throughout the year in Cambodia, mostly in the north and northeast of the country, including in Preah Vihear, Mondulkiri, Ratanakkiri, Kratie, Stung Treng and some remote wetlands of Koh Kong. They feed on frogs, eels, snakes, snails and crabs.