WRRT Busts International Wildlife Smuggler – Rescue 86 Animals

The sounds of the city were quiet when the Wildlife Crime Hotline rang at 3:15am one early morning in March. On the line was one of the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team’s (WRRT) trusted informants with a tip about a [...]

Endangered Tortoise Rescued and Bushmeat Confiscated from Wildlife Trafficker

On April 9, the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) conducted an operation and raided a suspected wildlife trader’s house in Pursat Province. After inspecting the property, the team found and confiscated 13.8 kg of bushmeat from a wild pig [...]

Meet Doonow the tiger

Doonow is one of seven tiger cubs that were confiscated from a wildlife trader’s house in Phnom Penh in one of the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team’s first operations in 2001. He has grown in to a very handsome tiger [...]

Rehabilitated Critically Endangered Pangolin Returns to the Wild!

This Critically Endangered Sunda Pangolin was rescued by a concerned Cambodian who found the pangolin for sale in a market and brought him to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center. The male was transported to Wildlife Alliance’s Wildlife Release Station [...]

Help #EndTheTrade

Wildlife trafficking is a severe and complex issue that has escalated into an international crisis. The market for wildlife and wildlife parts is so big that it is only rivaled in size by the illegal drug and arms trade. [...]

Investigation leads to the rescue and release of three pangolins

Following a lead from an informant, the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) conducted a two-week long investigation into suspected wildlife traders trafficking pangolins. The team conducted parallel operations on two different suspected traders’ houses Kampong Speu province where three [...]

Endangered gibbon rescued from the pet trade

Many of the resident animals at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center were originally kept as pets. However, many of these wild animals have very specific needs, such as specialized diets, and often exhibit aggressive behaviors or are hard to [...]

Rangers combat poaching, human-wildlife conflict and the illegal pet trade

Wildlife Alliance Rangers have had an eventful month protecting Vulnerable and Critically Endangered species from poaching, human-wildlife conflict, and the illegal pet trade. Our rangers serve as the first line of defense for Cambodia’s threatened wildlife, not only protecting [...]

2018-08-28T05:17:25+00:00February 27th, 2018|Categories: Cardamom Protection, Illegal Wildlife Trade|

Huge quantities of traps for Critically Endangered pangolin removed from the forest

On February 5, Wildlife Alliance rangers from the Veal Pi station removed 650m (2,132ft) of pangolin nets from the forest. Due to the elusive nature of pangolins, poachers cannot easily catch the animals themselves so they set traps. Poachers [...]

WRRT-Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team major bust

On Monday 23 December 2017, based on our long-time investigation on this identified trader of the area, WRRT rushed out for the operation as we were suggested by our informant (KPS-SP). Two trucks of WRRT with four team members [...]