Blog2018-09-06T23:05:42-04:00

Bear necessities – an update on cared for and released bears in the Cardamom Rainforest

Bears have occupied a lot of our time lately. We had been keeping young sun bear Micah, brought to us from Siem Pang in Stung Treng Province in July 2018, inside our bear house as we felt it was unwise to release him into the large 1-hectare fenced area of forest, currently holding female Soheap and male Tela. We walk Micah twice each day, he has grown and is now in great condition. We usually take him through the [...]

Baby macaque rescued by Wildlife Alliance rangers

Rangers rescued an infant macaque from a poacher in the Cardamom Rainforest. The young monkey was stolen from the wild and from it's mother's care to be sold into the wildlife trade. After confiscating the monkey, Wildlife Alliance rangers made sure she was fed and transported her Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center where she will be introduced to a troop of other young, misfit macaques and begin her journey back to the wild. [...]

Call for ban of snares – Dhole caught in snares graphic content

A simple brake cable for motorbikes can kill a tiger, a bear, even a young elephant in Southeast Asia. Local hunters use these ubiquitous wires to create snares – indiscriminate forest traps – that are crippling and killing Southeast Asia’s most charismatic species and many lesser-known animals as well. A fact from a paper in Biodiversity Conservation highlights the scale of this epidemic: in Cambodia’s Southern Cardamom National Park rangers with the Wildlife Alliance removed 109,217 snares over just six years. Dhole [...]

Snares are lethal weapons that trap and kill animals

While on patrol, rangers from the Siamese Crocodile station (Chhay Areng) dismantled 107 animals traps from the forest floor. A simple brake cable for motorbikes can kill a tiger, a bear, even a young elephant in Southeast Asia. Local hunters use these ubiquitous wires to create snares – indiscriminate forest traps – that are crippling and killing Southeast Asia’s most charismatic species and many lesser-known animals as well. A fact from a paper in Biodiversity Conservation highlights the scale of this [...]

Gibbon Station rangers’ deep wilderness patrol

While on a deep wilderness patrol, Wildlife Alliance rangers from the Gibbon Station collected 85 wildlife snares and confiscated 2 chainsaws used for illegal logging. Strategically located at the intersection of two major rivers, the Gibbon Station (Koh Pao) rangers are ideally situated to stop the movement of luxury timber on the waterways. Near the Thai border, the area is a hotspot for both international and domestic wildlife trafficking. The coastal patrol area is also [...]

This rescued kitten Isn’t just any cat – It’s a Wild Leopard Cat

Wildlife Alliance rangers saved a Leopard Cat from the illegal wildlife trade. The kitten was brought to Wildlife Alliance at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center's nursery  SPONSOR A RANGER STATION FORESTS PROTECTION PROGRAM Our forest rangers work tirelessly to protect some of the world’s most endangered animals in one of Southeast Asia’s last great rainforests. What do you think? Leave us a comment! Please [...]

Earth Day 2019

On Earth Day - April 22, 2019 - people around the world are coming together to “Protect Our Species”. At Wildlife Alliance, that is exactly what we do. Extinction Crisis Southeast Asia is one of the most biologically diverse areas of the planet and encompasses 20% of the world’s plants, animal, and marine species, but is also the most biologically threatened globally, especially for mammals. The majority of the region’s Protected Areas are ‘paper parks’ with insufficient resources, capacity, [...]

Reticulated python, world’s longest snake

The Reticulated python (Malayopython reticulatus) is a snake species in the family Pythonidae native to South and Southeast Asia. It is the world's longest snake and listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List because of its wide distribution. SPONSOR A RANGER STATION FORESTS PROTECTION PROGRAM Our forest rangers work tirelessly to protect some of the world’s most endangered animals in one of [...]

Statement re: macaque rescues

The Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team has recently rescued several primates. Once again we have been inundated with requests for updates regarding these individuals. We are all extremely busy rescuing illegally traded wild animals, ensuring these receive the most appropriate outcome and also raising the funds to ensure we can continue with our work. We apologize but do not have the time to respond to individual requests nor provide regular updates on all of the many animals we rescue or [...]

Education intervention in a wildlife trade hotspot

One of the key pillars to reducing demand for wildlife for meat and medicine is raising awareness of its dangers, with intervention especially needed in hot spots of the wildlife trade. On March 27, the Kouprey Express (KE), Wildlife Alliance's mobile environmental education team, gave classroom lessons to 35 students at Preah Kosamak Sihanok Primary School and held a Community Night Show in O’sandanchas village in Kampong Chhnang province. The KE is intervening in this area and surrounding villages [...]

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