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Cardamom Protection Program

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 [...]

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) [...]

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 [...]

Natural Climate Solutions

The Cardamoms represent one of the Planet’s largest tropical watersheds, responsible for impacting rainfall in Europe and the Northern Hemisphere in general NASA and Duke University study 2005 and NASA study 2014 We are protecting over 2,000 species [...]

Crackdown on illegal logging and poaching

Wildlife Alliance's Green Peafowl Station (Sre Ambel) conducted another successful deep forest patrol. The team worked three nights and four days in the heart of Cardamom Mountains and confiscated thirteen illegal chainsaws used for illegal logging, a homemade gun used for illegal hunting and dismantled [...]

Critically Endangered Siamese Crocodile

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 freshwater crocodile, Singapore small-grain, and soft-belly. Wikipedia [...]

Motorbike fleet and more than half a tonne of luxury timber sized by rangers

More than half a tonne of Rosewood luxury timber and nine motorcycles were seized by Wildlife Alliance forest guards in O'Som Commune, Pursat Province. The evidence was confiscated as state property and stored in one of the eight well [...]

From a poacher’s grip back into the wild; five Vulnerable turtles are rescued by rangers

Five black marsh turtles (Siebenrockiella crassicollis) escaped their fate of ending up in a restaurant when Wildlife Alliance rangers intercepted a poacher transporting them out of the Cardamom Rainforest. Black marsh turtles are classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN [...]

Thnong – Commercial Grade-Cambodia : Luxury

Wildlife Alliance rangers confiscated 0.15 m3 (Thnong), a man was detained. Thnong - (Pterocarpus macrocarpus) Commercial Grade-Cambodia : Luxury Dr. Thomas Gray on Luxury timber Uses: This species is used in making luxury furniture, cabinetwork, art handicrafts, [...]

Mountain imperial pigeons rescued from poacher’s net

Rangers from the Sun Bear Station (Veal Pi) saved and released two Mountain imperial pigeons (Ducula badia) that were trapped in a poacher's bird net in the Cardamom Rainforest. After freeing the birds, the rangers dismantled the trapping system and [...]