Vulture Restaurant for 3 Critically Endangered Vultures
The Vulture Restaurant is a feeding program set up by the Cambodian government and conservation NGOs, to help sustain 3 critically endangered species of vultures: Red-headed Vulture, White-rumped Vulture and Slender-billed Vulture. There has been a drastic decline in vulture numbers, mainly due to Diclofenac poisoning. While in Cambodia, these populations are also threatened by a lack of food.
Boeng Toal is located in remote forest, within the Chhep Wildlife Sanctuary, 15kms from the nearby village Dangphlet, in Preah Vihear Province.
The site supports Slender-billed Vulture, White-rumped Vulture, Red-headed Vulture, Himalayan Griffon, Indian Nightjar, Blyth’s Frogmouth, Indian Spotted Eagle and a variety of woodpeckers,
Up to 70 vultures may be present, often competing for the carcass with the Golden Jackal.
Both the Boeng Toal and the Okoki are situated at Chhep wildlife sanctuary. A visit to both sites is normally done over 3 – 4 days.
The only accommodation available is camping in safari-style tents, set up by the local community of Dangphlet.