Zoos in Thailand and Vietnam collaborate to protect endangered cranes

The Zoological Park Organization (ZPO) is becoming a member of forces with the Vietnam Zoos Association to increase the Eastern Sarus Crane inhabitants in Vietnam.
Through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the collaboration may also contain the People’s Committee of Dong Thap Province in Vietnam and the International Crane Foundation.
Since 2009, ZPO has been reintroducing Eastern Sarus Cranes to Thailand by breeding and releasing them into the natural wetlands of Buriram province, reported Bangkok Post.
Attapon Srihayun, director-general of the ZPO, said…
“We are striving to deliver them back from the brink of extinction into their pure habitat in order that they continue to fly within the skies.”
Attapon expressed gratitude to all these concerned in the effort, including scientists and workers at the Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant, Mahidol University, in addition to local companies, non-public sector staff, and folks in Buriram.
With the Eastern Sarus Crane inhabitants in Vietnam still susceptible to extinction, the MoU goals to replenish their numbers in Tram Chim National Park.
The partnership will involve breeding and transferring captive-reared juvenile Sarus Cranes from Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo for release in Vietnam. Additionally, it will give attention to coaching employees, creating captive-rearing services, and establishing a launch and monitoring system.
Pattern in Vietnam is estimated to be between 1,000 and 1,500 individuals, making it one of the important populations in Southeast Asia.
The species is taken into account to be regionally and globally threatened, with the primary threats being the lack of habitat, hunting and poaching, and human disturbance.
The Vietnamese authorities has taken measures to protect the species, including the creation of a protected area within the Mekong Delta, and the implementation of a national action plan for the conservation of the species..

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