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50 Critically Endangered turtles rescued from wildlife traffickers

Last month, Cambodia’s Economic Police intercepted a truck illegally transporting wildlife, including 57 water monitors (Varanus salvator) and 50 yellow-headed temple turtles (Heosemys annandalii), which are Critically Endangered. Turtles are some of the most trafficked animals in Southeast Asia, [...]

From wildlife traders to the wild: the journey of two parakeets rescued from the illegal pet trade

The circle is complete and two grey-headed parakeets (Psittacula finschii) rescued from the illegal pet trade have been released back into the wild! These Near Threatened birds were rescued by our counter wildlife trafficking unit, the Wildlife Rapid Rescue [...]

Phnom Penh Ivory Shop Owner Arrested

Last month, with information from an informant, the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (Cambodia’s multi-agency wildlife law enforcement unit which is run with technical and financial support from Wildlife Alliance) investigated an ivory carving shop in Phnom Penh. The WRRT, [...]

Silver Langur baby saved by Wildlife Alliance forest guards

Wildlife Alliance rangers rescued an infant Silver Langur (Trachypithecus germaini) and a turtle from poachers. The rangers immediately released the turtle back into the protected habitat but the young langur, separated from its mother by poachers, was too young and [...]

Asian small clawed otter is latest arrival at rescue center

This Asian small clawed otter (Aonyx cinereus) is one of the newest arrivals to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center. Thanks to a tip from a concerned member of the public via our Wildlife Crime Hotline Facebook page, the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) [...]

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 [...]

Wildlife Crime unit busts wildlife meat traders and rescues live turtles

With intel on a suspected wildlife meat trader, the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT), accompanied by the Kampong Speu provincial prosecutor and local authorities, went to search the suspect's house along National Road 4. During the search, the team found 6kg [...]

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 [...]

Amari and Lori taken to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center

As I have promised, here is short a video of Amari and Lori, the two macaques we rescued from Angkor. Both have made a remarkable recovery and are in good health, as you can see. We need [...]

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. [...]