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What is the real cost of Kopi Luwak coffee? VIDEO

What is the real cost of Kopi Luwak, the most expensive coffee in the world? Luckily, Wildlife Alliance rangers found this civet before poachers sold it to coffee producers. Many other civets are not so lucky Kopi Luwak coffee is made from digested coffee cherries in civets’ excrement. Producers justify the high price of the coffee by claiming the poo is rare & collected from the forest In reality, civets are live captured by poachers and sold to coffee [...]

Camping deep in the forest to catch hunters and loggers

Wildlife Alliance rangers go on daily patrols and often spend days at a time camping deep in the forest to catch hunters and loggers. Our rangers spend over 3.5 weeks a month away from their families, fully dedicating themselves to stopping deforestation, dismantling wildlife snares, and often catching poachers and loggers in the act. Sponsor a Ranger Station Wildlife Alliance rangers are collecting thousands of animal traps every year. [...]

Kouprey Express February Activities

In February, the KE conducted three trips to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre (PTWRC). On February 1st, the KE team led teachers and students from New Hope of Cambodian Children, an NGO in Kampong Speu province around PTWRC following their classroom wildlife lessons they had the day prior. On February 22nd and 24th, the KE team conducted PTWRC trips with teachers and students from primary schools of Chhnok True, Seslab, Chambak Rangsey, Yukunthor, and Punley in Kampong Chhnang. This [...]

Lucky, Asian Elephant, Shows at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center

Statement from Nick Marx, Director of Wildlife Programs The Forestry Administration has instructed the implementation of elephant shows at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre (PTWRC), which officials feel will be an attraction, encouraging people to visit, in preference to the newly implemented Safari World, which is closer to Phnom Penh.  I feel it is important that I explain my reasons for agreeing to this…aside from the fact that Lucky quite enjoys performing – she likes showing off and receives [...]

By |March 8th, 2019|Categories: Nick Marx, Phnom Tamao|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Henry Golding, about Kopi Luwak coffee victims

Henry Ewan Golding (born 5 February 1987) is a British-Malaysian actor, model and television host who has been a presenter on BBC's The Travel Show since 2014. He is best known for his role as Nick Young in Crazy Rich Asians and Sean Townsend in Paul Feig's thriller A Simple Favor (both in 2018). Wikipedia Henry Golding, about Kopi Luwak coffee victims Kopi Luwak, the world’s most expensive coffee, has become an international sensation. This exotic coffee sells for $30-$100 per cup and $100-$600 per pound. Retailers of this [...]

Snares, the silent killer

Snares are one of the simplest but most effective hunting techniques practiced in the tropics and home-made wire or cable snares are the predominant form of hunting across large areas of Southeast Asia. The equipment involved is affordable and widely available, and snares can trap and maim a wide range of mammal, bird, and reptile species—ranging in size from Asian elephants Elephas maximus to partridges, rodents, and tortoises. Furthermore, snares, and the hunters using them, may be more difficult [...]

Elephant Monitoring

Monitoring and collecting data about elephant movement in the Cardamom Forests is an important part of Wildlife Alliance Rangers roles.  Over the longer term, tracking data helps build knowledge of elephant ranging behavior. This information is key to preserving habitat and the corridors that link areas used by both elephants and and other wildlife. “Understanding an elephant’s ranging behavior is fundamental in developing successful conservation strategies” SPONSOR A RANGER [...]

World Pangolin Day 2019

What is World Pangolin Day? Join us in celebrating the 8th annual World Pangolin Day and help us raise awareness of the plight of pangolins! Pangolins are the most trafficked mammal in the world, with conservative estimates suggesting that at least 10,000 pangolins are trafficked each year. Despite this conservation crisis, many people have never even heard of them. These shy animals don’t get the same media coverage that some larger mammals get, and World Pangolin Day was created [...]

By |February 15th, 2019|Categories: Endangered species|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What You Need to Know about Civet Coffee

Kopi Luwak, the world’s most expensive coffee, has become an international sensation. This exotic coffee sells for $30-$100 per cup and $100-$600 per pound. Retailers of this coffee market it as a rare product sourced from wild civets’ feces. They claim that suppliers need to forage for the partially digested coffee beans in the wild, which only allows 1000 lbs of kopi luwak to be produced each year, justifying the high price. This may have been how the coffee was [...]

Asian small clawed otter is latest arrival at rescue center

This Asian small clawed otter (Aonyx cinereus) is one of the newest arrivals to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center. Thanks to a tip from a concerned member of the public via our Wildlife Crime Hotline Facebook page, the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) were able to rescue this otter from the wildlife trade. The little otter was being kept in a small wire cage at a restaurant in Ratanakiri Province. Asian small clawed otters are globally threatened with extinction and their population in Cambodia is [...]

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