Green Peafowl Station (Sre Ambel) forest guards found a Monitor lizard trapped in snares. The animal was seriously injured by the lasso string who began to cut through his leg. Wildlife Alliance forest guards remove the lizard from the trap and help it to recover by treating the wound. For forward recovery, the animal was transferred to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center.
According to Dr. Thomas Gray, Wildlife Alliance Science Director, the snaring crisis is increasing in Cambodia – where he works – as well as Myanmar, Indonesia and Thailand. In some places – even protected areas – it is so bad that scientists talk of “empty forests” where hunters have literally stripped the ecosystem of all medium-to-large animals. Read more about The wildlife snaring crisis