"The exclosures are a good idea, because the nests need to be protected from animals such as rodents. This project has had positive results, because the number of birds have increased and future generations will now also be able to see them and participate in their conservation," said Hom Ea, Community Nest Protector.
About CEPF The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is a joint initiative of l'Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan, the MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank. A fundamental goal is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation.www.cepf.net
More about River TernsRiver Terns have been classified as "Critically Endangered" in Cambodia (Goes 2014) and "Near Threatened" globally (IUCN Red List 2012). With only about 100-150 individuals, Cambodia supports the majority of the Southeast Asian species population. The low global conservation status is based on a large assumed global population (>10,000 individuals; mostly situated in India) and a considerable global range. It is believed that the populations of River Terns are in decline throughout the world.