Two nests with 48 eggs of the critically endangered Siamese crocodile have been found at two wetlands in the Sre Ambel River in southwestern Cambodia’s Koh Kong province, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) said in a news release on Friday.
The eggs were spotted earlier this week by conservationists from the Cambodia’s Fisheries Administration (FiA), WCS and a local nest protection team, the release said.
Siamese Crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis) is listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List as Critically Endangered, because its global population is declining at alarming rate, it said.
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