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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 [...]

Thanks to ISPP students for their help in protecting Cambodia’s wildlife

Thanks to the students at ISPP (International School of Phnom Penh) for helping us rescue a green peafowl being kept as a pet in Phnom Penh! After a grade 2 class learned about Endangered animals in Cambodia their teacher [...]

Phnom Penh Ivory Shop Owner Arrested

Last month, with information from an informant, the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (Cambodia’s multi-agency wildlife law enforcement unit which is run with technical and financial support from Wildlife Alliance) investigated an ivory carving shop in Phnom Penh. The WRRT, [...]

Asian small clawed otter is latest arrival at rescue center

This Asian small clawed otter (Aonyx cinereus) is one of the newest arrivals to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center. Thanks to a tip from a concerned member of the public via our Wildlife Crime Hotline Facebook page, the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) [...]

Wildlife rescued after near suffocation in poacher’s plastic container

To intercept any poachers or illegal loggers leaving the protected landscape, rangers from the Green Peafowl Station (Sre Ambel) set up a vehicle checkpoint on a main road leading out of the Southern Cardamom National Park. One of the [...]

Rangers rescue the smallest deer in the world from a poacher

Rangers rescued the smallest deer in the world from a poacher The Cardamom Rainforest Landscape forms part of a global biodiversity hotspot and hosts over 50 IUCN threatened species. Because it is so rich with biodiversity, it is a [...]

Slow loris released after 10 months of rehabilitation

One of the most rewarding parts of our jobs at Wildlife Alliance is witnessing the entire process of rehabilitating animals we rescue from the illegal wildlife trade. To combat some of the greatest conservation issues facing wildlife, we crack [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]