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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 [...]

How can we save rainforests?

How can we save rainforests? In order to save the rainforest, many of the most popular solutions include education and reforestation. However at Wildlife Alliance, we believe that in addition to these initiatives which are crucial for long term behavior change and mitigating the effects of already lost forest cover, the primary step to protecting the rainforest needs to be effective law enforcement. Our dedicated rangers stop illegal loggers in their tracks and deter forest crimes, leaving the rainforest intact [...]

Illegal timber transportation caught on camera

Illegal timber transportation caught on camera. The rangers from Gibbon Station (Koh Pao) patrol Station respond to a trail camera alert at 03:16 AM. The rangers intercepted a truck carrying 2.2 m3 construction timber (non luxury timber). The ranger unit utilizes trail cameras in the forest that send pictures and videos to the rangers in real-time, to monitor and intercept illegal activities inside the Protected Area. Law Enforcement South East [...]

50 Critically Endangered turtles rescued from wildlife traffickers

Last month, Cambodia’s Economic Police intercepted a truck illegally transporting wildlife, including 57 water monitors (Varanus salvator) and 50 yellow-headed temple turtles (Heosemys annandalii), which are Critically Endangered. Turtles are some of the most trafficked animals in Southeast Asia, largely for traditional medicine and meat and is driving many species towards extinction. Upon confiscating the wildlife, the Economic Police called the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) to handle and release the reptiles. The Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team has been [...]

Snares are lethal/killing devices

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 155,494 snares over just six years. Despite [...]

Nearly extinct Siamese crocodile saved by rangers

Wildlife Alliance rangers intercepted a poacher transporting a Critically endangered Siamese crocodile. This species is now extinct in the wild or nearly extinct from most countries except Cambodia. 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 [...]

World Ranger Day: Don’t let these conservation heroes fight alone

World Ranger Day celebrated at Wildlife Alliance on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 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 110 rangers work tirelessly on the front lines, risking their lives every day to: Locate and [...]

From wildlife traders to the wild: the journey of two parakeets rescued from the illegal pet trade

The circle is complete and two grey-headed parakeets (Psittacula finschii) rescued from the illegal pet trade have been released back into the wild! These Near Threatened birds were rescued by our counter wildlife trafficking unit, the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT), back in November 2018 as chicks and were brought to the nursery at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC). Under Wildlife Alliance’s care, they grew into strong and healthy birds and they were ready to be released so [...]

From wildlife traders to the wild: the journey of two parakeets rescued from the illegal pet trade

The circle is complete and two grey-headed parakeets (Psittacula finschii) rescued from the illegal [...]

July 18th, 2019|