In the early morning, thousands of storks leave their nests to find food, and don’t return home at dusk.

Storks perch in trees like white statues, blanketing the whole area.

Thanh Mien Park Management Board said that illegal and authorised hunting had hit their numbers, but the district has cracked down on poaching and the population has started to recover.

The management board and locals are now working together to protect the storks. Storks have also found new habitats in areas such as Nam Sach and Ninh Giang districts.

In order to protect the birds and the environment, more mechanisms and policies need to be introduced./.