This year’s Birdfair, which will run from Friday 16 – Sunday 18 August, will fundraise for BirdLife International’s “Conserving Cambodia’s Big Five” project.

This project will secure protection for Western Siem Pang Wildlife Sanctuary and its Critically Endangered birds. Western Siem Pang in the Mekong basin stretches across the border between Cambodia and Laos. The Big Five are the Critically Endangered Giant Ibis and White-shouldered Ibis and three declining vulture species: White-rumped, Slender-billed, and Red-headed are just about clinging on. But the site urgently needs protection from the spread of human land use.

White Shouldered Ibis
Picture credit: Jonathan Eames
Giant Ibis
Picture Credit: Jonathan Eames

Once again the artwork for Birdfair to use to promote this project has been produced by the talented Carry Akroyd. It includes several images of both the White Shouldered Ibis and the Giant Ibis.

More information about the project will follow.

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