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Cardamom Protection Program

A guide to visiting Cambodia’s Cardamom Mountains

The Cardamom Mountains may be one of Southeast Asia’s last great rainforests but it’s still a hidden gem among tourists visiting Cambodia.  Visiting Cambodia’s Cardamom Mountains: What is there to do? If you’re willing to [...]

The veteran’s road – Central Cardamom

The rangers trek through the dense forest where only the jungle bests and the brave are daring to go. Wildlife Alliance guards from Roveang Patrol Station stopped an outstanding amount of logging carts, tractors, and hunting gears. Seventeen logging carts, [...]

‘Barbaric’ snares are wiping out Southeast Asia’s wild animals – CNN

(CNN) Across Southeast Asia, wild animals are being hunted out of existence to feed growing demand for bushmeat, according to conservationists.Thomas Gray, science director with conservation group Wildlife Alliance, which operates in Cambodia, says that snares -- simple traps made of wire and [...]

Luxury timber Dealer detained

For two nights, rangers from Wildlife Alliance's Roveang Patrol Station monitored and kept a house that was suspected of sheltering luxury timer under surveillance. In the early morning hours of September 26, the rangers surrounded and raided  the house [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]