Sun Bear

The sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) is a bear species occurring in tropical forest habitats of Southeast Asia. It is classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List as the large-scale deforestation that has occurred throughout Southeast Asia. [...]

A motley troop of rescued macaques were released into the wild

A motley troop of rescued macaques were released into the wild! The monkeys were introduced to each other and bonded at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center in Cambodia. The monkeys were all rescued from the illegal wildlife trade or [...]

2018-08-30T13:31:18+00:00August 21st, 2018|Categories: Cardamom Protection, Illegal Wildlife Trade, Newsletter|

Baby gibbon saved by Wildlife Police

We received information from a foreigner concerning a baby gibbon being carried around streets close to the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. The WRRT went in search but were unable to find the animal. However following an investigation by [...]

Wildlife for sale on Facebook

The growing trend of advertising wildlife for sale on Facebook means the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) must diversify investigative techniques. Two large busts of wildlife parts, the first following a successful investigation into a Facebook entry [...]

Furniture shop illegally selling endangered wildlife parts

The Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) searched a furniture shop in Cambodia’s capital after obtaining a warrant. Inside, they found the horns of Endangered and Vulnerable animals mounted on wood heads and nearly 100 feathers from endangered green peafowls. [...]

Combating Wildlife Trafficking

Through our Combating Wildlife Trafficking grant program, we have supported some of the continuing activities of the Wildlife Alliance's Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team, such as helping the Cambodian government to institutionalize a national wildlife crime program by training additional wildlife [...]

WRRT confiscates 381 lbs (173 kg) of wildlife meat from market

The Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) traveled to the northeast province of Ratanakiri to investigate a local market reputed to sell bushmeat. With information about a vendor selling wildlife meat behind beef, the team ambushed the market from two [...]

Near threatened Great Hornbill saved by rangers

The Green Peafowl Station (Sre Ambel) rangers saved a Great Hornbill Buceros bicornis (1.52kg). While on patrol, the rangers intercepted one motorbike carrying a suspicious bag. The driver threw the bag on the ground, abandoned his motorbike and disappeared in the forest. [...]

What are you doing this Endangered Species Day?

The world's endangered species need your help today. Some of the world's most endangered animals, from elephants, to silvered langurs, dholes, and pangolins call Cambodia home. Today, on Endangered Species Day, it's time for you to take action help to [...]

Wildlife Traffickers Arrested – Stockpile included clouded leopard skin, bear paw & ivory

After an intensive investigation, the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) identified and located a prominent wildlife trafficker in Phnom Penh who was selling a variety of wildlife products of species endangered in Cambodia. They obtained a search warrant and [...]