Thnong – Commercial Grade-Cambodia : Luxury

Wildlife Alliance rangers confiscated 0.15 m3 (Thnong), a man was detained. Thnong - (Pterocarpus macrocarpus) Commercial Grade-Cambodia : Luxury Dr. Thomas Gray on Luxury timber Uses: This species is used in making luxury furniture, cabinetwork, art handicrafts, [...]

Homemade gun

Homemade guns are popular among the poachers in Cambodia, used in illegal hunting and sometimes against our Rangers. This morning, during a patrol inside the Cardamom Forest, our Rangers from Green Peafowl station (Sre Ambel) confiscated a homemade gun. The [...]

Endangered dholes in the Cardamom Rainforest – VIDEO

Dhole (Cuon alpinus), a globally Endangered species of wild dog, are often overlooked predators as they share the same habitat as tigers, leopards, and clouded leopards. These adept hunters, also known as cinnamon wolves, are remarkable cooperative hunters and [...]

Letter from the conservation front line

Conservation concessions to avert the South East Asian biodiversity crisis? Lessons from Cambodia

Camping deep in the forest to catch hunters and loggers

Wildlife Alliance rangers go on daily patrols and often spend days at a time camping deep in the forest to catch hunters and loggers. Our rangers spend over 3.5 [...]

Snares, the silent killer

Snares are one of the simplest but most effective hunting techniques practiced in the tropics and home-made wire or cable snares are the predominant form of hunting across large areas of Southeast Asia. The equipment involved is affordable and [...]

Environment Education Project Activities

Mobile Environment Education Project Activities - December Raised awareness on wildlife and forest protection with a total of 1,441 (682 female) students in 3 schools in Siem Reap and Kampong Chnang provinces as follows: 34 (17 female) students at [...]

Can Asian elephant populations recover?

With the overall population trend of Asian elephant having been in decline for centuries and the number remaining worldwide unknown, the future of these highly intelligent animals is uncertain. Elephants are social animals that form close bonds and family units with [...]

Softshell Turtle released back into the wild

Rangers from the Siamese Crocodile station saved an Asiatic softshell turtle from the illegal wildlife trade. The Softshell turtle is now classified as “Vulnerable” to extinction on the IUCN Red List. Unfortunately, little research has been done on this species and it is not known how [...]

Illegal chainsaws used for logging out of the forest

While on a long patrol, rangers from the Pangolin Ranger Station confiscated three chainsaws used in illegal logging inside a protected National Park. One of Wildlife Alliance’s original stations (est. 2002), the Pangolin Station (Stung Proat station) was established to combat rampant wildlife [...]