Last year, rangers confiscated more than 1,500 chainsaws. That’s around 5 chainsaws every day. A single chainsaw in the hands of a skilled logger can clear cut up to one hectare in a single day. Every chainsaw confiscated from the loggers ensure that the Cardamom rainforest remains protected for the future.

Read more about how rangers protected the Cardamom Forest here.

The cost of keeping the Cardamom Mountains rainforest standing is constant vigilance. Wildlife Alliance manages 10 ranger stations that carry out more than 4000 patrols covering around 140,000 km every year. Without our direct protection, the Cardamom Mountains are at risk of being cleared for conversion to agriculture, industry, and real estate sales. Wildlife Alliance’s approach has proven successful in maintaining continuous rainforest cover, achieving zero elephant poaching since 2006, as well as supporting the recovery of populations of ungulates and small-medium carnivores.

Wildlife Alliance Rangers confiscated 10 illegal chainsaws from loggers

Wildlife Alliance Rangers confiscated 16 illegal chainsaws used for logging

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Our forest rangers work tirelessly to protect some of the world’s most endangered animals in one of Southeast Asia’s last great rainforests.

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