Migratory Bird Hunting in Koh Kong

Cambodian mangrove swamps are unique 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. The bird season intensifies our work in coastal areas in preventing bird trapping.

Gibbon Station (Koh Pao) and Asian Elephant Station (Trapeang Rung) dismantled 4800 meters of bird nets, confiscated 7 sound systems used as decoy to attract the birds and released 31 wild birds back into the wild.

Bird nets are often thousands of meters long and ensnare any bird that flies into it. Wildlife Alliance rangers dismantle thousands of bird nets every year and arrest the hunters who set them.


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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