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Asiatic black bear rescued by wildlife police unit

The Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) collected a young Asiatic black bear from Pursat Province, Cambodia on January 21. The owner bought the bear from a hunter as a cub in an attempt to save the bear from a [...]

Great Hornbill, Moh Tom, returns to the wild

On the 6th of December, Moh Tom, a great hornbill, took flight back into the wilds of the Southern Cardamom Mountains. Back in 2015, the juvenile hornbill was found by our Pangolin Ranger Station with a damaged wing and [...]

Civet rescued from the Kopi Luwak coffee industry

Kopi Luwak coffee victim - Another civet was found in snares While on patrol, rangers from the Siamese Crocodile Station (Chhay Areng) found a live civet trapped in a snare. On the same day, the rangers collected 128 other snares [...]

Wildlife Crime unit busts wildlife meat traders and rescues live turtles

With intel on a suspected wildlife meat trader, the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT), accompanied by the Kampong Speu provincial prosecutor and local authorities, went to search the suspect's house along National Road 4. During the search, the team found 6kg [...]

Anti-poaching team saves two monkeys from the illegal wildlife trade

The Global Park Defense System (GPDS) anti-poaching team saved two monkeys from the illegal wildlife trade. The poacher was caught on one of the trail cameras installed inside the park. These cameras are strategically placed within the protected area [...]

Giant Asian Pond Turtle and Soft Shell Turtle saved from the illegal wildlife trade – Release VIDEO

Giant Asian Pond Turtle and Soft Shell Turtle saved from the illegal wildlife trade - Release Video While on patrol, Pangolin Station (Stung Proat) rescued 7 Giant Asian Pond Turtle and one Soft Shell turtle from the [...]

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 [...]