On the 7th June 2017, a request to Wildlife At Risk (WAR) from a dedicated temple to tackle donated wild birds. WAR assists to contact the Rescue Centre of U Minh Thuong National Park and nominates veterinarian as well as experienced specialists on rescue to provide technical supports to the Center. Technical activities of WAR’ supports include, take care the birds, healthcheck, species identification and distribution of the birds. The 30 donated birds fall into species which are living and breeding in wetland area in Mekong delta region.
The total released wildlife includes 13 rare Asian openbill (Anastomus oscitans) which is listed as “R level” in the Vietnam Red data Book; 3 Indian Spotted-bill (Anas poecilorhyncha) and 14 Greater coucals (Centropus sinensis). These birds have been exam by a veterinarian and experts from WAR and the park. The experienced specialists also advise to the suitable habitat for release. The peat wetland within the Mekong Delta is an ideally habitat for water-birds to survive and develop, including genus and species of the Ciconiidae family. Addition gene sources of same species to the on-going declined population will contribute positively to diversity of the genetic resources.