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3 tonnes of luxury timber seized in raid

During a recent raid, Chambok station rangers seized more than 3 tonnes of illegal luxury timber from a house within their patrol quadrant. A total of 227 pieces of Siamese rosewood (Dalbergia cochinchinensis), known as 'Krak kranhoong' locally, were seized in the raid. Siamese rosewood is listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List and is becoming increasingly rare because of demand for the illegal timber industry. An estimated 85% of Cambodia's timber exports end up in China, feeding [...]

By |August 3rd, 2020|Categories: In the News|0 Comments

Monster’s Nursery Update Number 5!

For those that have not seen my previous posts, my name is Monster - just like Frankenstein’s monster -not a scary one! I will be reporting to you twice a month about the activities at the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center Nursery! I am a northern pig-tailed macaque and was actually born at Phnom Tamao, but shortly after I was born my father attacked me. He caused injuries to my arms, legs and head including irreparably damaging my left [...]

By |August 1st, 2020|Categories: In the News|0 Comments

World Ranger Day 2020

This World Ranger Day support the rangers on the frontline protecting one of Asia's last great rainforests. Southeast Asia is at the epicenter of the global extinction crisis and threats are on the rise. Without rangers, there would be no hope for turning the tide in the fight to protect some of the world’s most threatened and endangered species. Wildlife Alliance’s 143 rangers work tirelessly on the front lines, risking their lives [...]

International Tiger Day – Meet our Keeper!

This month’s keeper question and answer is with our tiger keeper at the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre, Kory Rong. We hope you enjoy, let us know if there are any other questions that you’d like to ask him!  How did you start working at Phnom Tamao?  I started working at Phnom Tamao in 2003 after starting as a gardener with my Dad. I then started to take care of the banteng, monkeys, birds and civets. After that I [...]

The trials and tribulations of animal enrichment

Enrichment is defined as ‘the action of improving or enhancing the quality or value of something’ or, in the context of caring for animals, ‘providing species-appropriate challenges, opportunities and stimulation...including the regular provision of dynamic environments, cognitive challenges and social opportunities’.  Whilst enrichment that encourages the development of natural behaviours is imperative for any individual who plans to be released back into the wild, it is just as important for those individuals that may be permanently injured and with [...]

By |July 28th, 2020|Categories: In the News|0 Comments

Monster’s Nursery Update Number 4!

For those that have not seen my previous posts, my name is Monster - just like Frankenstein’s monster -not a scary one! I will be reporting to you twice a month about the activities at the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center Nursery! I am a northern pig-tailed macaque and was actually born at Phnom Tamao, but shortly after I was born my father attacked me. He caused injuries to my arms, legs and head including irreparably damaging my left [...]

By |July 28th, 2020|Categories: In the News, Patreon|0 Comments

Gibbons released into Angkor wat

As part of an ambitious rewilding project in the forest surrounding the iconic Angkor Wat, a pair of Endangered pileated gibbons was released last week by APSARA, the Forestry Administration (FA), and conservation NGO Wildlife Alliance. This is the third pair of pileated gibbons that have been successfully released into the forest since the project started in 2013. Cambodia is the world stronghold for the pileated gibbon, but habitat destruction and capture for the illegal wildlife trade jeopardizes the [...]

Rangers ambush truck carrying illegal timber

Yesterday, Wildlife Alliance rangers from Osom and Roveang stations, in coordination with the Ministry of Environment, ambushed a truck carrying an inordinate amount of illegal timber. The truck that was carrying a enormous 19m3 of illegal timber, or 670 cubic feet, was seized at night on a road near the station. The ambush was carried out based on prior information given to the rangers. The timber was mostly likely being transported to a major urban center to be sold [...]

Monster’s Nursery Update Number 3!

This past 2 weeks have been busy with lots of moves in the nursery, I could barely keep up! I hope this update makes sense! The 3 infant macaques have been weaned and grown enough to move up into a bigger enclosure. This has scared them a little but they will get used to it soon enough and start to climb like me!  Unfortunately, the smallest of the 6 silvered langurs was too weak to recover from the inadequate [...]

Almost 400 birds confiscated in raid

Wildlife Alliance’s Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) recently confiscated almost 400 birds being sold along National Road 5 in Kampong Chhnang Province. A shocking 365 dead weaver birds were found in the raids, along with 4 dead spotted doves (Spilopelia chinensis) and 5 dead red collared doves (Streptopelia tranquebarica). A further 22 red collared doves were found alive and were released by WRRT back into the wild. Wildlife is commonly sold along the national road that connects the capital [...]

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