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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: , |10 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 [...]

Keeping animals at the rescue center happy and healthy

One of the challenges of caring for over 1,200 animals at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center is ensuring that the animals stay healthy, not just physically but mentally. Our wildlife care team is regularly devising new techniques to keep the animals entertained int their enclosures through stimulating their senses and recreating natural behaviors. Sometimes, however, the animals create their own forms of enrichment! Such was the case with one of the smooth-coated otters (Lutrogale perspicillata), Jimmy, who discovered the [...]

In the Northern Cardamoms

The last fortnight has been incredibly busy for our rangers at our new station, Roveang Station, in the Northern Cardamoms. Our hardworking rangers ensured that 6 offenders trying to illegally grab forestland inside the Protected Area were sent to jail. The rangers have also seized an inordinate amount of illegal equipment in just two weeks: 36 homemade guns, 81 chainsaws, one excavator, and six tractors! [...]

Our rangers rescued a Critically Endangered pangolin from a poacher

Our rangers rescued a Critically Endangered pangolin from a poacher. After receiving a tip from an informant, the rangers intercepted the poacher on a motorbike. Upon inspecting the bike, the rangers found a Sunda pangolin under the seat. The pangolin had deep wounds on its front foot from getting trapped in a snare. The poacher was arrested and is awaiting sentencing  Snaring is at crisis levels in Southeast Asia and is the greatest threat facing the region’s biodiversity. The hunting [...]

Tracking Endangered Asian Elephants

The Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) population in the Cardamom Rainforest Landscape is widely considered to be the most important in Cambodia and among the largest in Indochina. Vast expanses of intact forest, largely due to the stringent protection from Wildlife Alliance, has allowed this population of Endangered elephants to remain safe and stable. Although our rangers patrol in elephant habitat every day, it is not often that they actually spot an elephant. While these pachyderms are massive creatures, they [...]

Mobile Environmental Education Project Activities

Wildlife Alliance created Cambodia’s only mobile environmental education unit, the Kouprey Express (KE), in 2005. The KE does not just raise awareness or educate people on the value of conservation and biodiversity protection; it fosters positive behavioral changes towards environmental sustainability and actively encourages children and adults to be front line defenders of their natural resources.Bringing together communities, local knowledge, experience, and tradition, the KE travels around Cambodia to urban and remote rural locations to instill in the Cambodian [...]

H.E. Say Samal, Minister of Environment – visit at Phnom Tnout Wildlife Sanctuary

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 support our work!Share the story with your friends .

Banteng – a story with hope…

Post written by Wildlife Programs Director, Nick Marx. I have an unusual story to tell you. Unusual because Southeast Asia is an area of the world in which governments and local people seem to have precious little interest in conserving their remaining wildlife, but there is sometimes heartening news. I have been working with Wildlife Alliance in Cambodia for nearly 18 years. Me and my staff are well known in Cambodia and we are usually the guys people get [...]