Blog2018-09-06T23:05:42+00:00

A truck caring Illegal precious Timber seized

A truck caring 3,307 m3 of precious timber (Thnong) was confiscated by Wildlife Alliance rangers. The driver abandoned the truck and escaped inside the forest. The truck and the precious timber were confiscated as state property. Ministry of Environment officers opened a court case in order to find the owner of the truck. International voracious demand for luxury furniture is driving a multi million-dollar illegal trade in precious timber in Cambodia. [...]

Wildlife Alliance – Committed to combating wildlife crime

Another successful long patrol made by Wildlife Alliance Green Peafowl Station (Sre Ambel), the teams worked 3 nights and 4 days in the heart of Cardamom Mountains. The team confiscated 6 illegal chainsaws used for illegal logging, 3 homemade guns used for illegal hunting and dismantled 4 hunting camps. Homemade guns are popular among the poachers in Cambodia, used in illegal hunting and sometimes against our Rangers. Ministry of Environment officers filled 1 transnational fine and one "first-strike warning contract" All evidences were confiscated and stored in Sre [...]

Environment Education Project Activities

Mobile Environment Education Project Activities - December Raised awareness on wildlife and forest protection with a total of 1,441 (682 female) students in 3 schools in Siem Reap and Kampong Chnang provinces as follows: 34 (17 female) students at Anjali House in Siem Reap province. 1,096 (510 female) students at Kampong Tralach high school in Kampong Chnang province. 311 (155 female) students at Ponlie primary school in Kampong Chnang province. Dec 11, 2018  Kouprey Express team provided wildlife and forest [...]

Another Kopi Luwak coffee victim

Kopi Luwak coffee victim - Another civet was found in snares While on patrol, the Siamese Crocodile Station (Chhay Areng) rangers found a civet trapped in a snare. On the same day, the rangers collected 128 other snares from the forest. Snares are particularly detrimental to wildlife populations due to the sheer number of them littering the forest floor because they are inexpensive to make and easy to set yet yield high rewards for poachers. After the trap is [...]

Silvery lutung – Camera trap

The silvery lutung (Trachypithecus germaini), also known as the silvered leaf monkey or the silvery langur, is an Old World monkey. he silvery lutung is a medium-sized monkey with a long, non-prehensile tail. It has grey-tipped, dark brown or black fur, giving it a uniform silvery appearance. Unlike some related species, there are no paler markings on the face or body, except for a patch of whitish hair on the groin of females. A crest of fur [...]

Wildlife Crime unit busts wildlife meat traders and rescues live turtles

With intel on a suspected wildlife meat trader, the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT), accompanied by the Kampong Speu provincial prosecutor and local authorities, went to search the suspect's house along National Road 4. During the search, the team found 6kg (13.2 lbs) of wild boar meat, 4kg (8.8 lbs) of red muntjac meat, 1.5kg (3.3 lbs) of common palm civet meat, 14 pairs of Malayan sun bear claws, a live yellow-headed temple turtle, a tabagar baska turtle, 5 Asian soft-shell [...]

Anti-poaching team saved two monkeys from the illegal wildlife trade

GPDS (Global Park Defense System) anti-poaching team saved two monkeys from the illegal wildlife trade. The poacher was cough on one of the trail camera installed inside the park. These camera purpose is to monitor and intercept illegal activities inside the protected area. The poacher dropped the bag and run into the forest The monkeys were released back into the protected area. SPONSOR A RANGER STATION FORESTS PROTECTION [...]

Luxury timber dealer sentenced to prison

On December 06, 2018  a truck forced its way through a mandatory Wildlife Alliance check point. The truck driver didn’t stop for Ministry Of Environment officers, forced trough their barrier and disappeared inside a private house. While the  house was surrounded by Sre Ambel rangers, Ministry of Environment officers obtained a search warrant from the Court. Ministry of Environment officers found 1.67 cubic meter of precious timber (Thnong). The dealer was taken into custody to Koh [...]

Migratory Bird Hunting in Koh Kong

Cambodian mangrove swamps are unique compared to other terrestrial and freshwater habitats. Mangrove forests provide vital homes not only for local species, but also for long-distance visitors that arrive during the winter migration. The bird season intensifies our work in coastal areas in preventing bird trapping. Gibbon Station (Koh Pao) and Asian Elephant Station (Trapeang Rung) dismantled 4800 meters of bird nets, confiscated 7 sound systems used as decoy to attract the birds and released 31 wild birds [...]

Wildlife Alliance Founder and CEO, Suwanna Gauntlett visit at Shinta Mani Wild

The Bensley Collection has announced the opening of Shinta Mani Wild this Christmas, tantalising fans of iconic designer Bill Bensley with news of his own eco-centric brand – where style and substance share equal billing in the canopy of a Cambodian jungle. Located in the the wilderness of the South Cardamom National Park – a  pristine wildlife corridor three hours’ drive south of Phnom Penh — Shinta Mani Wild – Bensley Collection offers a radical new concept for a luxury tented camp experience.  From [...]