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Blog2019-07-05T10:26:01-04:00

The veteran’s road – Central Cardamom

The rangers trek through the dense forest where only the jungle bests and the brave are daring to go. Wildlife Alliance guards from Roveang Patrol Station stopped an outstanding amount of logging carts, tractors, and hunting gears. Seventeen logging carts, 4 logging tractors, 11 logging camps, chainsaws and hunting rifles. SPONSOR A RANGER STATION FORESTS PROTECTION PROGRAM [...]

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 restaurants, and several local markets for evidence of wildlife trafficking. These operations resulted in 11 successful busts with three offenders being fined and four other offenders being apprehended. Live birds and turtles in addition to more than 400 kg (881 [...]

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 traditional medicine means we often have slow lorises coming through our care at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center. Our animal care staff tries to release the lorises when they can, but injuries and human dependence means some require our long-term [...]

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 global population of pileated gibbons (Hylobates pileatus) swinging through the treetops above them. However, poachers also use their unique calls to track these rare small apes. In Cambodia, the illegal trade of gibbons is largely for the pet trade but [...]

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 night to rescue the injured cub, finally rescuing it this morning. They are now safely on their long way back to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre, where they will hand it over to Free the Bears for further care. To date, [...]

‘Barbaric’ snares are wiping out Southeast Asia’s wild animals – CNN

(CNN) Across Southeast Asia, wild animals are being hunted out of existence to feed growing demand for bushmeat, according to conservationists.Thomas Gray, science director with conservation group Wildlife Alliance, which operates in Cambodia, says that snares -- simple traps made of wire and rope -- have become the single biggest threat to ground-dwelling animals in Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos over the last decade.Read full article: 'Barbaric' snares are wiping out Southeast Asia's wild animals  SPONSOR A RANGER STATION FORESTS [...]

Luxury timber Dealer detained

For two nights, rangers from Wildlife Alliance's Roveang Patrol Station monitored and kept a house that was suspected of sheltering luxury timer under surveillance. In the early morning hours of September 26, the rangers surrounded and raided  the house and found 7.5 m3 of Thnong or luxury timber (Pterocarpus Macrocarpus) and 12 m3 of construction timber. The evidence was measured, scaled and transported to one of our highly secured ranger stations. [...]

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 were reported by individuals such as yourself. The team is tasked with combating the illegal wildlife trade throughout the country, rescuing victims of trafficking and ensuring the best outcomes for each individual. We have recently been inundated with requests to [...]

By |September 25th, 2019|Categories: Wildlife Care, Wildlife Police, Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team|Tags: , |8 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 wildlife trafficking & deforestation in Cambodia. Each token is represented by species supported so you can build your collection of digital wildlife and badges, get exclusive project video stories and grow your impact as a Guardian of Nature. Get your first [...]

By |September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Ecotourism|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The 10 tonnes of Luxury Timber were seized during the raid

Wildlife Alliance Rangers were tipped off about a person who was housing unauthorized timber. Our teams discovered 34 pieces of “Moreahprau phnom” Dysoxylum loureiri (Pierre).  Ten tonnes of “Moreahprau phnom” were seized during the raid. That timber was inventoried and is now being kept in Wildlife Alliance Patrol Station as state property. The house owner is under MoE Officers investigation.Commercial Grade-Cambodia : LuxuryThe demand of luxury furniture from endangered tree species is driving massive deforestation all over Asia. Wildlife Alliance is [...]