Residents of Stung Treng province’s Siem Bok district spotted the first-ever Giant Ibis nesting in the area last month, a find that the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Monday gives hope to the critically endangered bird. “The discovery of the Giant Ibis nest on the Mekong is extremely significant because it provides hope for the species’ survival,” Sok Ko, a forestry administration official with the WWF who specializes in the protection of bird nests, was quoted as saying in a statement. Krech Poeun, a 36-year-old farmer from O’Mreas commune’s O’Chralang village reported the sighting to Mr. Ko and
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