Furniture shop illegally selling endangered wildlife parts

The Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) searched a furniture shop in Cambodia’s capital after obtaining a warrant. Inside, they found the horns of Endangered and Vulnerable animals mounted on wood heads and nearly 100 feathers from endangered green peafowls. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

WRRT Busts International Wildlife Smuggler – Rescue 86 Animals

The sounds of the city were quiet when the Wildlife Crime Hotline rang at 3:15am one early morning in March. On the line was one of the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team’s (WRRT) trusted informants with a tip about a [...]

Help us Buy Radio Collars to Release Rescued Wildlife in Cambodia

It is our goal to release every animal we rescue from the illegal wildlife trade back into the wild. Some rescued animals are not fit for immediate release & are rehabilitated at our Wildlife Release Station (WRS), located in [...]

Endangered Tortoise Rescued and Bushmeat Confiscated from Wildlife Trafficker

On April 9, the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) conducted an operation and raided a suspected wildlife trader’s house in Pursat Province. After inspecting the property, the team found and confiscated 13.8 kg of bushmeat from a wild pig [...]

Binturongs Rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade Released Into the Wild

Often confiscated from markets by the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT), binturongs suitable for release are rehabilitated in forested, open-top enclosures in an area not accessible to the public. When they are ready to be released, they are transported [...]

Want bear soup?

High level golfers would like to serve bear paw soup after golf tournaments, as a sign of status. That is, if you live in Southeast Asia. I helped eradicate this practice in Cambodia 15 years ago after I found live [...]

Wildlife Alliance 2016 Year in Review

2016 has been an exciting year for us and we are extremely proud of what we have been able to achieve. Thanks to your support, we have continued to be at the forefront of wildlife conservation and forest protection [...]

CEO Suwanna Gauntlett & Rhett Butler, Mongabay founder, Went Trekking

  CEO Suwanna Gauntlett wrote: "I was very honored to receive the visit of Rhett Butler, Mongabay founder and director, who came to trek with me for two days in the jungle of the Southern Cardamoms. I took him to [...]