While on a deep wilderness patrol, Wildlife Alliance rangers from the Gibbon Station collected 85 wildlife snares and confiscated 2 chainsaws used for illegal logging.
Strategically located at the intersection of two major rivers, the Gibbon Station (Koh Pao) rangers are ideally situated to stop the movement of luxury timber on the waterways. Near the Thai border, the area is a hotspot for both international and domestic wildlife trafficking. The coastal patrol area is also a vital habitat for migratory birds. As such, one of the major issues these rangers face is the massive quantities of bird nets set on the beaches. Each year, the Koh Pao rangers effectively dismantle thousands of bird nets and snares.