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Great hornbill enjoys a slow transition to a life in the wild

When we release animals back into the wild, we usually implement a "soft release" strategy, meaning our keepers continue to provide the released animal supplemental food as they transition to the wild. Some animals never look back once they [...]

Endangered gibbon rescued thanks to Facebook community

Social media often gets a bad rap even in the role it plays in wildlife trafficking. But our recent rescue of an endangered pileated gibbon (Hylobates pileatus) shows that social media can be used for good! We received many [...]

Rangers dismantle 3,200 meters (nearly 2 miles) of bird netting

Rangers from the Pangolin Station (Stung Proat) dismantled an astonishing 3,200 m or nearly two miles of bird netting in Cambodia's Cardamom Rainforest Landscape. These nets are a form of illegal hunting that are devastating to Cambodia's bird population. [...]

Disrupting the wildlife trade on the Cambodia-Vietnam border

The Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) has spent a lot of time in recent months on the eastern side of Cambodia to try and disrupt the wildlife trade between Cambodia and Vietnam. They inspected seven suspected traders’ houses, four [...]

Slow lorises enjoy an upgrade at rescue center

Slow lorises, the world’s only venomous primate, often fare poorly in captivity. Despite this, they are often captured from the wild and sold to be kept as pets. The illegal pet trade and the use of slow lorises in [...]

International Gibbon Day 2019

When walking through the Cardamom Rainforest Landscape, you’re sure to hear the melodious, bird-like duets of monogamous pairs of pileated gibbons [listen here]. These unmistakable calls are heartening for our rangers who patrol the forest daily protecting the largest [...]

WRRT rescues a sun bear missing a paw

Our Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) have managed to rescue a badly injured sun bear cub, missing a paw, in Steung Treng province, in the northeast of Cambodia. After receiving a tip off, they left yesterday evening and drove all [...]

3 steps you can take to help stop the exploitation of macaques on YouTube

We have recently again been inundated with requests to rescue several Macaques and accusations about our alleged involvement in the abuse of these animals. The Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team has rescued several primates from Angkor in the past that [...]

2019-09-25T14:38:03-04:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Wildlife Care, Wildlife Police, Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team|Tags: , |10 Comments

Zooterra: A fun new way to protect nature!

We are excited to announce our partnership with Zooterra to provide a transparent and fun way to protect nature!  You can now collect digital tokens on Zooterra.com that directly support Wildlife Alliance’s Kouprey Express project to educate and combat [...]

2019-09-23T13:42:42-04:00September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Ecotourism|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Keeping animals at the rescue center happy and healthy

One of the challenges of caring for over 1,200 animals at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center is ensuring that the animals stay healthy, not just physically but mentally. Our wildlife care team is regularly devising new techniques to keep [...]