Wildlife Alliance General Newsletter

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 [...]

The elephant with a prosthetic foot

Chhouk with forest patrol elephant Post by Nick Marx, Director of Wildlife Programs It is 11 years ago we rescued Chhouk from the Srepok Wilderness Area in Mondulkiri, as an orphaned elephant calf. One never knows where [...]

Man arrested for smuggling luxury timber

While on patrol, the Sun Bear Station (Veal Pi) rangers ambushed a boat carrying rosewood. One man was arrested. The boat and timber were confiscated. Four of the men jumped ship and swam across the river. Rosewood is the [...]

Technology is changing the nature of conservation

The Global Park Defense System (GPDS) team, funded by Jeff Morgan (Global Conservation), is a specialized ranger unit that uses technology to bolster conservation. The ranger unit utilizes trail cameras in the forest that send pictures and videos to the rangers in [...]

2018-09-05T11:05:40+00:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: Cardamom Protection, GPDS, Newsletter|

Do you enjoy civet poop coffee?

Another civet was found dead in snares While on patrol, the Siamese Crocodile Station (Chhay Areng) rangers found a dead civet trapped in a snare. On the same day, the rangers collected 23 other snares from the forest. Snares are [...]

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|

Dhole (Asiatic Wild Dog) rescued from a lethal snare

While on patrol, Wildlife Alliance's Gibbon Ranger Station (Koh Pao) found and dismantled 68 snares from the protected rainforest floor. While searching for more illegal snares the rangers heard yelping from a frightened animal. They soon discovered the sounds [...]

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. [...]

Conservation Turned to Relief Efforts

Relentless heavy rains this week caused massive flooding throughout much of western Cambodia. The village of Chi Phat, which Wildlife Alliance helps support through a community-based ecotourism program, was completely submerged in water, affecting 200 families. Wildlife Alliance Rangers [...]