Anti-Poaching unit saves critically endangered pangolin

The GPDS (Global Park Defense System) anti-poaching unit uses motion detecting trail cameras to monitor for people illegally entering the protected forest and are able to intervene immediately when the cameras send live updates.

The camera alerted the team at 12:38 AM, showing a picture of a man on a motorbike coming out of the forest. The rangers immediately went to investigate but when the offender saw the rangers he abandoned his motorbike, threw his bag, and disappeared into the forest. The Ministry of Environment (MOE) Officers on the GPDS team found the poacher’s bag and found it contained a Critically Endangered Sunda pangolin (9kg). The animal was brought to the GPDS Station for medical inspection and was released next day inside the Southern Cardamom National Park. The MOE officials are continuing the investigation to identify the owner of the abandoned motorbike. If he is caught, he will face years in prison for wildlife trafficking of a Critically Endangered species.


Our forest rangers work tirelessly to protect some of the world’s most endangered animals in one of Southeast Asia’s last great rainforests.

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  1. Jamie Harrison May 31, 2018 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    Amazing work! Thank you so much for putting YOUR lives at risk to protect our worlds precious animals from sick humans that do not deserve to be on this planet and really should be destroyed ON THE SPOT…..

  2. jmuhj May 31, 2018 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    My heartfelt gratitude to the brave and caring people of Wildlife Alliance who are fighting this most evil of all industries. The sick killers and traffickers of the innocent would not be in business if people did not buy their wares. The wealthy industrialized nations whose citizens are the bigggest buyers need to pass laws against buying these products across the board, and meting out harsh punitive actions against anyone who participates in such a reprehensible trade, at any level.

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