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The real cost of Cambodia’s illegal pet trade

A pileated gibbon that was rescued by the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team last September is handed over to the team at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center. The gibbon was founded chained by the neck after likely being kept as [...]

Wildlife Alliance launches #StopEatingWildlife campaign

The #StopEatingWildlife campaign This World Wildlife Day, Wildlife Alliance is launching the #StopEatingWildlife social media campaign. The campaign aims to fight the supply, demand, and consumption of wildlife meat by making consumers more aware of the health risks of [...]

Major shipment of suspected lion bones opened

A smuggled shipment of 281 kg of suspected lion bones was opened today that were seized in Cambodia last year after being shipped from South Africa. Two Vietnamese nationals who claimed ownership of the shipment are in jail and [...]

World Pangolin Day 2020

Join us in celebrating World Pangolin Day this February 15! What is a pangolin? If you’ve never seen one before, you might be shocked to know that they even exist. Yes, it’s the pangolin...And it [...]

Huge quantities of wildlife meat seized

Last month, more than 330 kg of wildlife meat was seized from 3 restaurants in Koh Kong province by Wildlife Alliances’s Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT), in collaboration with our rangers from Sre Ambel and Tropeang Rung stations. The [...]

Calls for an end to Cambodia’s wildlife trade in response to the coronavirus

January 30, 2020 - In response to the rapid spread of the deadly coronavirus, Wildlife Alliance is calling for Cambodians to uphold the laws and stop the consumption of wildlife meat. The coronavirus has been traced back to the [...]

500+ animals rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade – Emergency funding needed for their care

On January 9, 2020, our wildlife police unit rescued 466 lesser whistling ducks with clipped wings, 56 long tailed macaques, 3 common palm civets, and 2 water snakes from a wildlife trafficker in Kompong Thom Province, Cambodia. While a [...]

Disrupting the wildlife trade on the Cambodia-Vietnam border

The Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) has spent a lot of time in recent months on the eastern side of Cambodia to try and disrupt the wildlife trade between Cambodia and Vietnam. They inspected seven suspected traders’ houses, four [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]