Shut ins: hornbills at rescue center seal off their nest to raise chicks

This year, two Oriental pied hornbills (Anthracoceros albirostris) were born at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center. Hornbills are very unique looking birds with unique nesting behaviors to match. The birds are partners for life and share an intimate bond [...]

Classroom lessons and first hand experiences inspires students to protect wildlife

While Cambodia is in the epicenter of the Indo-burma biodiversity hotspot, its wildlife is under threat. The Kouprey Express (KE), Wildlife Alliance’s environmental education program, aims to raise awareness and cultivate a culture of conservation throughout Cambodia. They travel [...]

Axel graduates to socialization enclosure

Axel update! Last week, nursery keepers moved Axel, a juvenile pigtail macaque, into a socialization enclosure with several other macaques. He is relearning to interact with members of his own species and working out where he fits in a [...]

2019-06-18T11:53:10-04:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Nick Marx, Phnom Tamao|Tags: , , , , , |

Thnong – Commercial Grade-Cambodia : Luxury

Wildlife Alliance rangers confiscated 0.15 m3 (Thnong), a man was detained. Thnong - (Pterocarpus macrocarpus) Commercial Grade-Cambodia : Luxury Dr. Thomas Gray on Luxury timber Uses: This species is used in making luxury furniture, cabinetwork, art handicrafts, [...]

Passing of long-tailed macaque, Heidi

With heavy hearts we announce that rescued infant long-tailed macaque, Heidi, passed away a few weeks ago at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center. As many of you know, she was ill when she arrived and was not growing at [...]

2019-06-05T10:45:39-04:00June 5th, 2019|Categories: Phnom Tamao, Wildlife Care|Tags: , , , , , |

Mountain imperial pigeons rescued from poacher’s net

Rangers from the Sun Bear Station (Veal Pi) saved and released two Mountain imperial pigeons (Ducula badia) that were trapped in a poacher's bird net in the Cardamom Rainforest. After freeing the birds, the rangers dismantled the trapping system [...]

Homemade gun

Homemade guns are popular among the poachers in Cambodia, used in illegal hunting and sometimes against our Rangers. This morning, during a patrol inside the Cardamom Forest, our Rangers from Green Peafowl station (Sre Ambel) confiscated a homemade gun. The [...]

Happy World Otter Day – May 29, 2019

Happy World Otter Day! One of our camera traps in the Cardamom Rainforest Landscape, Cambodia captured these smooth-coated otters (Lutrogale perspicillata) drying off in the sand. Otters spend a significant amount of time grooming to maintain its insulating qualities [...]

Wildlife Alliance rangers dismantle hunting nets

Wildlife Alliance rangers dismantle and collected 50 matters of hunting nets and confiscated one chainsaw used in illegal logging. The logger dropped the chainsaw and abandoned his camp before our rangers reached the site. [...]