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50 Critically Endangered turtles rescued from wildlife traffickers

Last month, Cambodia’s Economic Police intercepted a truck illegally transporting wildlife, including 57 water monitors (Varanus salvator) and 50 yellow-headed temple turtles (Heosemys annandalii), which are Critically Endangered. Turtles are some of the most trafficked animals in Southeast Asia, [...]

World Ranger Day: Don’t let these conservation heroes fight alone

World Ranger Day celebrated at Wildlife Alliance on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Southeast Asia is at the epicenter of the global extinction crisis and threats are on the rise. Without rangers, there [...]

From wildlife traders to the wild: the journey of two parakeets rescued from the illegal pet trade

The circle is complete and two grey-headed parakeets (Psittacula finschii) rescued from the illegal pet trade have been released back into the wild! These Near Threatened birds were rescued by our counter wildlife trafficking unit, the Wildlife Rapid Rescue [...]

Update on Santa

Santa was brought to the nursery earlier this month and is doing well but she has been having a bit of a hard time adjusting due to the poor treatment she received before coming under our care. She is [...]

Natural Climate Solutions

The Cardamoms represent one of the Planet’s largest tropical watersheds, responsible for impacting rainfall in Europe and the Northern Hemisphere in general NASA and Duke University study 2005 and NASA study 2014 We are protecting over 2,000 species [...]

Motorbike fleet and more than half a tonne of luxury timber sized by rangers

More than half a tonne of Rosewood luxury timber and nine motorcycles were seized by Wildlife Alliance forest guards in O'Som Commune, Pursat Province. The evidence was confiscated as state property and stored in one of the eight well [...]

Our next release will be otter-ly exciting

Photo by Joshua Prieto Our efforts to restore wildlife back into the forests surrounding the Angkor Temples are progressing smoothly. Muntjac Deer (Muntiacus vaginalis) – Least Concern The muntjac we released in September are still around and come [...]

From a poacher’s grip back into the wild; five Vulnerable turtles are rescued by rangers

Five black marsh turtles (Siebenrockiella crassicollis) escaped their fate of ending up in a restaurant when Wildlife Alliance rangers intercepted a poacher transporting them out of the Cardamom Rainforest. Black marsh turtles are classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN [...]

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 [...]