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 of plants and over 14 species of IUCN threatened tree species.  As is emphasized in the ETH Zurich Study published in Science in July 2019, the most effective method to combat climate change is to protect existing forests and conduct [...]

By |July 17th, 2019|Categories: Cardamom Protection, Suwanna Gauntlett|Tags: , |0 Comments

Crackdown on illegal logging and poaching

Wildlife Alliance's Green Peafowl Station (Sre Ambel) conducted another successful deep forest patrol. The team worked three nights and four days in the heart of Cardamom Mountains and confiscated thirteen illegal chainsaws used for illegal logging, a homemade gun used for illegal hunting and dismantled two hunting camps. Homemade guns are popular among poachers in Cambodia. They are used for illegal hunting and sometimes against our rangers. Dead Palm Civet  (GRAPHIC IMAGE) [...]

Critically Endangered Siamese Crocodile

The Siamese crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis) is a small to medium-sized freshwater crocodile native to Indonesia (Borneo and possibly Java), Brunei, East Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. The species is critically endangered and already extirpated from many regions. Its other common names include Siamese freshwater crocodile, Singapore small-grain, and soft-belly. Wikipedia Siamese Crocodile Patrol Station Chhay Areng rangers (Siamese Crocodile Station) were called by villagers to remove a wild crocodile who was living close to their homes. The villagers were scared that the crocodile [...]

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 guarded Ranger Stations. The drivers abandoned the bikes and precious timber and ran into the forest. Ministry of Environment officials have opened an investigation in order to identify the drivers based on the number plates. The demand for luxury furniture [...]

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 individually to take some of the food we put down for them most nights. What they leave behind is eaten by the limited wild animals that still survive in the forest. Providing food for animals post release, not only eases [...]

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 Red List and their populations are decreasing as the demand for freshwater turtles in the international meat trade rises. After intercepting the poacher, rangers from the Green Peafowl Station (Sre Ambel) immediately released the turtles back into freshwater habitat inside [...]

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 while they raise their young. In the wild, pairs look for tree cavities from fallen branches that are large enough for the female to fit inside. The female works from the inside and the male from the outside to seal [...]

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 throughout the country to engage and educate students and communities about their country’s incredible wildlife. In May, in collaboration with the US Embassy, the KE team traveled to the ESL Excellence School in Prey Veng province to promote wildlife and [...]

Axel graduates to socialization enclosure

Axel update! Last week, nursery keepers moved Axel, a juvenile pigtail macaque, into a socialization enclosure with several other macaques. He is relearning to interact with members of his own species and working out where he fits in a hierarchical society. The keepers are keeping a close eye on him during this transitional period but he seems to be doing well in his new group! SPONSOR AN ANIMAL VISIT PHNOM TAMAO CENTER [...]

By |June 18th, 2019|Categories: Nick Marx, Phnom Tamao|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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