Five black marsh turtles (Siebenrockiella crassicollis) escaped their fate of ending up in a restaurant when Wildlife Alliance rangers intercepted a poacher transporting them out of the Cardamom Rainforest. Black marsh turtles are classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List and their populations are decreasing as the demand for freshwater turtles in the international meat trade rises. After intercepting the poacher, rangers from the Green Peafowl Station (Sre Ambel) immediately released the turtles back into freshwater habitat inside the Southern Cardamom National Park.

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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