Cardamom Protection Program

Slow loris rescued from a poacher’s snare

Slow loris rescued from the illegal wildlife trade Many species are hunted for their use in traditional medicine, but the most common mammal used in the traditional Khmer practice seems to be the slow loris. In addition to their [...]

A truck carrying illegal precious timber seized

A truck carrying 3,307 m3 of precious timber (Thnong) was confiscated by Wildlife Alliance rangers. The driver abandoned his truck and disappeared inside the forest. The rangers confiscated the truck and precious timber as state property. Ministry of Environment officers opened [...]

Wildlife Alliance – Committed to combating wildlife crime

Another successful long patrol made by Wildlife Alliance Green Peafowl Station (Sre Ambel), the teams worked 3 nights and 4 days in the heart of Cardamom Mountains. The team confiscated 6 illegal chainsaws used for illegal logging, 3 homemade guns used for [...]

Civet rescued from the Kopi Luwak coffee industry

Kopi Luwak coffee victim - Another civet was found in snares While on patrol, rangers from the Siamese Crocodile Station (Chhay Areng) found a live civet trapped in a snare. On the same day, the rangers collected 128 other snares [...]

Anti-poaching team saves two monkeys from the illegal wildlife trade

The Global Park Defense System (GPDS) anti-poaching team saved two monkeys from the illegal wildlife trade. The poacher was caught on one of the trail cameras installed inside the park. These cameras are strategically placed within the protected area [...]

Luxury timber dealer sentenced to prison

On December 06, 2018  a truck forced its way through a mandatory Wildlife Alliance check point. The truck driver didn’t stop for Ministry Of Environment officers, forced trough their barrier and disappeared inside a private house. While the  house was [...]

Annual illegal migratory bird hunt returns to Koh Kong

Cambodian mangrove swamps are unique ecosystems compared to other terrestrial and freshwater habitats. Mangrove forests provide vital homes not only for local species, but also for long-distance visitors that arrive during the winter migration. As the migratory bird season [...]

First release of 2019

This morning, Gibbon Station (Koh Pao) released an Eagle back into the wild. The grey-headed fish eagle is currently listed as Near-Threatened on the IUCN Red List. Although not currently considered to be threatened with extinction, the population of grey-headed [...]

Wildlife traps removed from the forest floor

The rangers from Sun Bear Patrol station (Veal Pi) dismantle and collected 215 wildlife traps from the forest floor. The Sun Bear Station (Veal Pi) was relocated from its original location in Tatai in 2009. This was one of [...]

Cruel Wildlife Trapping

The snares are made of rope or metal. The thickness and the strength depends on the targeted animal. To build them it’s a fast process, they are basically lassos  kept in tension by a branch and a trigger made [...]