Asiatic black bear rescued by wildlife police unit

The Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) collected a young Asiatic black bear from Pursat Province, Cambodia on January 21. The owner bought the bear from a hunter as a cub in an attempt to save the bear from a cruel fate. Bears in Cambodia and throughout Southeast Asia are targeted by poachers primarily for their gallbladders and paws, which is driving the species toward extinction. The owner kept the young female for two years until he saw one of [...]

Great Hornbill, Moh Tom, returns to the wild

On the 6th of December, Moh Tom, a great hornbill, took flight back into the wilds of the Southern Cardamom Mountains. Back in 2015, the juvenile hornbill was found by our Pangolin Ranger Station with a damaged wing and his feathers plucked. Our resident veterinarian at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center, Chenda, operated on his wing and he was brought to our Wildlife Release Station for his recovery. Thanks to our attentive staff, Moh Tom went on to make a full [...]

A truck carrying illegal precious timber seized

A truck carrying 3,307 m3 of precious timber (Thnong) was confiscated by Wildlife Alliance rangers. The driver abandoned his truck and disappeared inside the forest. The rangers confiscated the truck and precious timber 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 [...]

Civet rescued from the Kopi Luwak coffee industry

Kopi Luwak coffee victim - Another civet was found in snares While on patrol, rangers from the Siamese Crocodile Station (Chhay Areng) found a live civet trapped in a snare. On the same day, the rangers collected 128 other snares from the forest. Many of the snares Wildlife Alliance rangers collect are made specifically to trap civets to sell to “civet farms” to make coffee. Fortunately, our rangers found this civet before the hunter returned and brought him to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center for [...]

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. The 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 Royal turtle (batagur baska), 5 Asian [...]

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

The Global Park Defense System (GPDS) anti-poaching team saved two monkeys from the illegal wildlife trade. The poacher was caught on one of the trail cameras installed inside the park. These cameras are strategically placed within the protected area to monitor and intercept illegal activities. The poacher dropped the bag and ran into the forest The monkeys were released back into the protected area. SPONSOR A RANGER STATION [...]

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 [...]