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Wildlife Alliance General Newsletter

Great hornbill enjoys a slow transition to a life in the wild

When we release animals back into the wild, we usually implement a "soft release" strategy, meaning our keepers continue to provide the released animal supplemental food as they transition to the wild. Some animals never look back once they [...]

Endangered gibbon rescued thanks to Facebook community

Social media often gets a bad rap even in the role it plays in wildlife trafficking. But our recent rescue of an endangered pileated gibbon (Hylobates pileatus) shows that social media can be used for good! We received many [...]

International Gibbon Day 2019

When walking through the Cardamom Rainforest Landscape, you’re sure to hear the melodious, bird-like duets of monogamous pairs of pileated gibbons [listen here]. These unmistakable calls are heartening for our rangers who patrol the forest daily protecting the largest [...]

Banteng – a story with hope…

Post written by Wildlife Programs Director, Nick Marx. I have an unusual story to tell you. Unusual because Southeast Asia is an area of the world in which governments and local people seem to have precious little interest in [...]

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 [...]

Great Hornbill, Moh Tom, returns to the wild

On the 6th of December, Moh Tom, a great hornbill, took flight back into the wilds of the Southern Cardamom Mountains. Back in 2015, the juvenile hornbill was found by our Pangolin Ranger Station with a damaged wing and [...]

Civet rescued from the Kopi Luwak coffee industry

Kopi Luwak coffee victim - Another civet was found in snares While on patrol, rangers from the Siamese Crocodile Station (Chhay Areng) found a live civet trapped in a snare. On the same day, the rangers collected 128 other snares [...]

Annual illegal migratory bird hunt returns to Koh Kong

Cambodian mangrove swamps are unique ecosystems compared to other terrestrial and freshwater habitats. Mangrove forests provide vital homes not only for local species, but also for long-distance visitors that arrive during the winter migration. As the migratory bird season [...]

What is behavioral enrichment?

One of the main duties of our animal keepers at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC) and Wildlife Release Station (WRS) is to ensure that the rescued animals in their care are happy and are exhibiting the same behaviors [...]

World’s largest population of Banteng

Southeast Asia is home to many charismatic and endangered animals, such as elephants, tigers and apes, but one endangered species living among them seems to get overlooked – the banteng, a rare species of wild cattle. Most people don’t [...]