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COVID-19 and our wildlife tours

In an effort to protect our staff, supporters, and wildlife we have decided to temporarily stop our wildlife tours. These include our Behind the Scenes tours and Elephant Keeper For a Day experiences at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center [...]

Huge quantities of wildlife meat seized

Last month, more than 330 kg of wildlife meat was seized from 3 restaurants in Koh Kong province by Wildlife Alliances’s Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT), in collaboration with our rangers from Sre Ambel and Tropeang Rung stations. The [...]

Calls for an end to Cambodia’s wildlife trade in response to the coronavirus

January 30, 2020 - In response to the rapid spread of the deadly coronavirus, Wildlife Alliance is calling for Cambodians to uphold the laws and stop the consumption of wildlife meat. The coronavirus has been traced back to the [...]

500+ animals rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade – Emergency funding needed for their care

On January 9, 2020, our wildlife police unit rescued 466 lesser whistling ducks with clipped wings, 56 long tailed macaques, 3 common palm civets, and 2 water snakes from a wildlife trafficker in Kompong Thom Province, Cambodia. While a [...]

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 [...]