Wildlife Police Program

World Animal Day 2018

What is World Animal Day? On 4 October World Animal Day is a social movement charged with the Mission of raising the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe. World Animal [...]

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. [...]

International Primate Day 2018

International Primate Day 2018 On September 1 we celebrate International Primate Day, a day dedicated to preserving and protecting all primate species. Why conserve primates? The majority of primate populations are declining and [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

All birds were exposed in the sun and chained by their legs in order to attract a crowd

The Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) received a phone call on the Wildlife Crime Hotline from some concerned locals about wild birds being kept in the sun, in front of a coffee shop in Phnom Penh (Coffee Time). The [...]

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 [...]

Hunters of Endangered Banteng Caught in the Night

Late last night, Wildlife Alliance received a call from a concerned citizen who heard gunshots in the forest. Before hearing more details, Wildlife Programs Director, Nick Marx, immediately knew it was people hunting banteng – an Endangered species of [...]