OUR IMPACT

Southeast Asia is at the center of the global extinction crisis. But, the majority of the region’s protected areas are ‘paper parks’ –  simply lines on maps that offer little protection to the species who inhabit them. Wildlife Alliance delivers hands-on direct protection to 1.3 million hectares of the Cardamom Rainforest Landscape, one of Southeast Asia’s last unfragmented rainforests in Southeast Asia.

OUR IMPACT

Southeast Asia is at the center of the global extinction crisis. But, the majority of the region’s protected areas are ‘paper parks’ –  simply lines on maps that offer little protection to the species who inhabit them. Wildlife Alliance delivers hands-on direct protection to 1.3 million hectares of the Cardamom Rainforest Landscape, one of Southeast Asia’s last unfragmented rainforests in Southeast Asia.

OUR IMPACT

Southeast Asia is at the center of the global extinction crisis. But, the majority of the region’s protected areas are ‘paper parks’ –  simply lines on maps that offer little protection to the species who inhabit them. Wildlife Alliance delivers hands-on direct protection to 1.3 million hectares of the Cardamom Rainforest Landscape, one of Southeast Asia’s last unfragmented rainforests in Southeast Asia.

Cardamom Rainforest Protection quick facts

Since 2002, the rangers have:

  • Rescued around 7,000 wild animals
  • Seized over 7,000m3 illegal timber
  • Removed over 275,000 snares
  • Stopped over 3,500 cases of land encroachment
  • Submitted over 1,600 cases to court

Cardamom Rainforest Protection quick facts

Since 2002, the rangers have:

  • Rescued around 7,000 wild animals
  • Seized over 7,000m3 illegal timber
  • Removed over 275,000 snares
  • Stopped over 3,500 cases of land encroachment
  • Submitted over 1,600 cases to court

Cardamom Rainforest Protection quick facts

Since 2002, the rangers have:

  • Rescued around 7,000 wild animals
  • Seized over 7,000m3 illegal timber
  • Removed over 275,000 snares
  • Stopped over 3,500 cases of land encroachment
  • Submitted over 1,600 cases to court

DIRECT PROTECTION

The price  of keeping the Cardamom Rainforest standing is constant vigilance. Wildlife Alliance manages 11 ranger stations that carry out over  5,000 patrols covering around 140,000 km every year.

Without our direct protection, the Cardamoms are at risk of being cleared to make way for agriculture, industry, and real estate.

Wildlife Alliance’s approach has achieved: :

  • continuous rainforest cover
  • zero elephant poaching since 2006, 
  • protection of over 60 threatened wildlife species, from Critically Endangered Sunda Pangolin to Vulnerable Clouded Leopard 
Park Rangers rescue Wildlife

DIRECT PROTECTION

The price  of keeping the Cardamom Rainforest standing is constant vigilance. Wildlife Alliance manages 11 ranger stations that carry out over  5,000 patrols covering around 140,000 km every year.

Without our direct protection, the Cardamoms are at risk of being cleared to make way for agriculture, industry, and real estate.

Wildlife Alliance’s approach has achieved: :

  • continuous rainforest cover
  • zero elephant poaching since 2006, 
  • protection of over 60 threatened wildlife species, from Critically Endangered Sunda Pangolin to Vulnerable Clouded Leopard 
Park Rangers rescue Wildlife

DIRECT PROTECTION

The price of keeping the Cardamom Rainforest standing is constant vigilance. Wildlife Alliance manages 11 ranger stations that carry out over  5,000 patrols covering around 140,000 km every year.

Without our direct protection, the Cardamoms are at risk of being cleared to make way for agriculture, industry, and real estate.

Wildlife Alliance’s approach has achieved: :

  • continuous rainforest cover
  • zero elephant poaching since 2006, 
  • protection of over 60 threatened wildlife species, from Critically Endangered Sunda Pangolin to Vulnerable Clouded Leopard 
Park Rangers rescue Wildlife

LAW ENFORCEMENT

We’re watching the Cardamom Rainforest. 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, our dedicated park rangers patrol the Cardamoms by ground, water, and air. Rangers are often on patrol for days at a time in pursuit of illegal loggers and poachers.

How do rangers protect the Cardamoms? They:

  • remove deadly snares; 
  • confiscate illegal timber and chainsaws; 
  • dismantle illegal charcoal kilns, sawmills and poachers’ camps; 
  • halt illegal land encroachment; and 
  • rescue wildlife from poachers. 

Just knowing our rangers are watching deters illegal loggers and poachers from cutting trees and catching wildlife. 

Park Rangers

LAW ENFORCEMENT

We’re watching the Cardamom Rainforest. 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, our dedicated park rangers patrol the Cardamoms by ground, water, and air. Rangers are often on patrol for days at a time in pursuit of illegal loggers and poachers.

How do rangers protect the Cardamoms? They:

  • remove deadly snares; 
  • confiscate illegal timber and chainsaws; 
  • dismantle illegal charcoal kilns, sawmills and poachers’ camps; 
  • halt illegal land encroachment; and 
  • rescue wildlife from poachers. 

Just knowing our rangers are watching deters illegal loggers and poachers from cutting trees and catching wildlife. 

Park Rangers

LAW ENFORCEMENT

We’re watching the Cardamom Rainforest. 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, our dedicated park rangers patrol the Cardamoms by ground, water, and air. Rangers are often on patrol for days at a time in pursuit of illegal loggers and poachers.

How do rangers protect the Cardamoms? They:

  • remove deadly snares; 
  • confiscate illegal timber and chainsaws; 
  • dismantle illegal charcoal kilns, sawmills and poachers’ camps; 
  • halt illegal land encroachment; and 
  • rescue wildlife from poachers. 

Just knowing our rangers are watching deters illegal loggers and poachers from cutting trees and catching wildlife. 

Park Rangers
Wildlife trapping Wildlife Alliance

WALLS OF DEATH

The greatest threat to biodiversity in Southeast Asia is hunting. While many hunting methods are used, the predominant method is snaring. Snares are like ticking time bombs for animals — every snare is a potential death sentence — and almost any animal can fall victim to snares, from pangolins to elephants.

These agents of death are cheap and easy to make. Poachers typically set hundreds of snares at a time,  to form walls of death. To date, Wildlife Alliance rangers have removed over 275,000 from the Cardamom Rainforest, saving the lives of thousands of animals.

Wildlife trapping Wildlife Alliance

WALLS OF DEATH

The greatest threat to biodiversity in Southeast Asia is hunting. While many hunting methods are used, the predominant method is snaring. Snares are like ticking time bombs for animals — every snare is a potential death sentence — and almost any animal can fall victim to snares, from pangolins to elephants.

These agents of death are cheap and easy to make. Poachers typically set hundreds of snares at a time,  to form walls of death. To date, Wildlife Alliance rangers have removed over 275,000 from the Cardamom Rainforest, saving the lives of thousands of animals.

Wildlife trapping Wildlife Alliance

WALLS OF DEATH

The greatest threat to biodiversity in Southeast Asia is hunting. While many hunting methods are used, the predominant method is snaring. Snares are like ticking time bombs for animals — every snare is a potential death sentence — and almost any animal can fall victim to snares, from pangolins to elephants.

These agents of death are cheap and easy to make. Poachers typically set hundreds of snares at a time,  to form walls of death. To date, Wildlife Alliance rangers have removed over 275,000 from the Cardamom Rainforest, saving the lives of thousands of animals.

ZONING & DEMARCATION

Wildlife Alliance facilitates zoning and demarcation of land for communities so families can claim enough land for permanent agriculture or other livelihoods.

The process is participatory and is a prerequisite to engaging communities in sustainable  natural resource management. Signs are installed at agreed boundaries which are visible to everyone. This confirms land tenure for communities while indicating strictly protected areas of rainforest.

ZONING & DEMARCATION

Wildlife Alliance facilitates zoning and demarcation of land for communities so families can claim enough land for permanent agriculture or other livelihoods.

The process is participatory and is a prerequisite to engaging communities in sustainable  natural resource management. Signs are installed at agreed boundaries which are visible to everyone. This confirms land tenure for communities while indicating strictly protected areas of rainforest.

ZONING & DEMARCATION

Wildlife Alliance facilitates zoning and demarcation of land for communities so families can claim enough land for permanent agriculture or other livelihoods.

The process is participatory and is a prerequisite to engaging communities in sustainable natural resource management. Signs are installed at agreed boundaries which are visible to everyone. This confirms land tenure for communities while indicating strictly protected areas of rainforest.