Rainforests are disappearing very quickly. Law Enforcement is one of the most immediate and effective methods of slowing deforestation rates. Enforcement from Wildlife Alliance rangers combined with teaching communities about the importance of the environment and how they can help save rainforests is crucial to preserving vital rainforests.
While on patrol, rangers from Asian Elephant Station (Trapeang Rung) arrested one man for illegal logging. The offender was brought to Koh Kong court, prosecuted, and sentenced to jail.
Rainforests are often called the lungs of the planet for their role in absorbing carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, and producing oxygen, upon which all animals depend for survival. Rainforests also stabilize climate, house incredible amounts of plants and wildlife, and produce nourishing rainfall all around the planet.