Sept. 16, 2016: Wildlife Alliance rangers have seized large amounts of wood following a major bust on illegal timbers. The Cardamom Mountains continue to be the hot spot for illegal logging activities. Thus, deforestation has accelerated at an unprecedented rate in the national parks. After a week-long obstacle to obtain a search warrant from Kompong Speu’s local authorities, Wildlife Alliance rangers successfully removed 89 pieces (24 cubic meters) of heavy planks that were stocked 500 meters from the private property of PSKV sawmill. These timbers were transported to the local Forestry Administration office as evidence. These timbers would have been cut from about 75 trees. Saving Asia’s last rainforest remains a constant battle and if we stop fighting, we lost the war. Everyday Wildlife Alliance rangers are tackling illegal logging activities in the Cardamoms. Follow the rangers on facebook.