Dhole (Cuon alpinus), a globally Endangered species of wild dog, are often overlooked predators as they share the same habitat as tigers, leopards, and clouded leopards. These adept hunters, also known as cinnamon wolves, are remarkable cooperative hunters and can take down large prey, such as Gaur, up to 50 times their weight. Unfortunately, their populations are shrinking due to habitat loss and insufficient prey densities, causing sub-populations to be small and isolated. Wildlife Alliance is protecting a critical population of dhole in the Cardamom Rainforest Landscape. Our effective protection has helped prey populations in the Cardamoms to rebound, allowing for dholes to survive in greater densities. Recent camera trap surveys in the landscape have captured multiple sightings of these rare cinnamon wolves.
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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