Wildlife Alliance General Newsletter

Sambar deer successfully released into the Cardamom Rainforest

A small herd of sambar deer made up of a male and two females were released into the Cardamom Rainforest. Each of the three deer came to the Wildlife Release Station (WRS) from different backgrounds but were rehabilitated and [...]

Crack down on the illegal luxury timber trade in Southeast Asia

Green Peafowl Station (Sre Ambel) is en route to conduct special intervention operations to crack down on the illegal luxury timber trade. After hours of reconnaissance two individuals were apprehended and tried for the illegal international trade of luxury [...]

WRRT confiscates 381 lbs (173 kg) of wildlife meat from market

The Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) traveled to the northeast province of Ratanakiri to investigate a local market reputed to sell bushmeat. With information about a vendor selling wildlife meat behind beef, the team ambushed the market from two [...]

Technology is saving endangered species from poachers

June 21, 2018 – The GPDS (Global Park Defense System) rangers woke to an alert at 2:22 AM from a motion detecting trail camera. The camera hidden in the forest sent a real-time photo of one person on a [...]

Near threatened Great Hornbill saved by rangers

The Green Peafowl Station (Sre Ambel) rangers saved a Great Hornbill Buceros bicornis (1.52kg). While on patrol, the rangers intercepted one motorbike carrying a suspicious bag. The driver threw the bag on the ground, abandoned his motorbike and disappeared in the forest. [...]

Kouprey Express spreads awareness about the devastating effects of snares

The Kouprey Express Mobile Environmental Education Unit (KE) delivers environmental curricula to educate schoolchildren, teachers, and communities about conservation. The team was invited by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to their project site in Keo Seima district, Mondulkiri province to [...]

Anti-Poaching unit saves critically endangered pangolin

The GPDS (Global Park Defense System) anti-poaching unit uses motion detecting trail cameras to monitor for people illegally entering the protected forest and are able to intervene immediately when the cameras send live updates. The camera alerted the team [...]

Rangers find 109,217 snares in a single park in Cambodia

Snares – either metal or rope – are indiscriminately killing wildlife across Southeast Asia, from elephants to mouse deer. The problem has become so bad that scientists are referring to protected areas in the region as “empty forests.” [...]

Wildlife Traffickers Arrested – Stockpile included clouded leopard skin, bear paw & ivory

After an intensive investigation, the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) identified and located a prominent wildlife trafficker in Phnom Penh who was selling a variety of wildlife products of species endangered in Cambodia. They obtained a search warrant and [...]

A Trio of Rescued Sambar Deer are Prepared for a New Life in the Wild

Sambar deer at our Wildlife Release Station (WRS) have been tagged in preparation for release! The three deer will stay in their pre-release enclosure while we monitor them to ensure they are comfortable with the tags before opening the [...]