A simple brake cable for motorbikes can kill a tiger, a bear, even a young elephant in Southeast Asia. Local hunters use these ubiquitous wires to create snares – indiscriminate forest traps – that are crippling and killing Southeast Asia’s most charismatic species and many lesser-known animals as well. A fact from a paper in Biodiversity Conservation highlights the scale of this epidemic: in Cambodia’s Southern Cardamom National Park rangers with the Wildlife Alliance removed 109,217 snares over just six years.

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Wildlife Alliance Rangers dismantle and collected 122 civet snares, 32 rope snares from the forest floor.

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