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Southeast Asia’s thriving illegal bird trade

Living out the rest of your life crammed in a cage in a dark, damp room; this is the reality of life for the millions of birds that are being trafficked as part of Southeast Asia’s thriving illegal wildlife [...]

Critically Endangered elongated tortoises saved by rangers

Poachers were smuggling these Critically Endangered elongated tortoises out of the Cardamom Mountains rainforest. These tortoises were destined to be sold into Vietnam and China's illegal wildlife trade, where they were most likely to end up on a plate [...]

Almost 400 birds confiscated in raid

Wildlife Alliance’s Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) recently confiscated almost 400 birds being sold along National Road 5 in Kampong Chhnang Province. A shocking 365 dead weaver birds were found in the raids, along with 4 dead spotted doves [...]

Opinion | COVID-19 – a message from God or just plain common sense?

A Ministry of Environment - Wildlife Alliance ranger stands behind a burning pile of bushmeat seized from restaurants during raids in Koh Kong province. Opinion piece by Nick Marx, Wildlife Alliance's Director of Wildlife Rescue & Care [...]

Crocodiles rescued in Koh Kong province

After our Cardamom Rainforest Protection Program staff received information from an informant, Wildlife Alliance carried out a rescue on two crocodiles in Koh Kong province this morning. The crocodiles were taken from the Areng river in the Cardamom Mountains [...]

Ivory and pangolins: The dark underbelly of Cambodia’s wildlife trade

A raid last month by Wildlife Alliance’s Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) exposed the dark underbelly of Cambodia’s illegal wildlife trade. After receiving a tipoff from the Wildlife Justice Commission, WRRT raided a carving factory suspected of holding illegal [...]

A tale of Jubi

What lives in the trees, has a blue face, is identified by its legs, and spends its days munching on leaves? A black-shanked douc langur (Pygathrix nigripes), that’s what!  On the 5th of February, our Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) [...]

The real cost of Cambodia’s illegal pet trade

A pileated gibbon that was rescued by the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team last September is handed over to the team at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center. The gibbon was founded chained by the neck after likely being kept as [...]

Wildlife Alliance launches #StopEatingWildlife campaign

The #StopEatingWildlife campaign This World Wildlife Day, Wildlife Alliance is launching the #StopEatingWildlife social media campaign. The campaign aims to fight the supply, demand, and consumption of wildlife meat by making consumers more aware of the health risks of [...]

Major shipment of suspected lion bones opened

A smuggled shipment of 281 kg of suspected lion bones was opened today that were seized in Cambodia last year after being shipped from South Africa. Two Vietnamese nationals who claimed ownership of the shipment are in jail and [...]

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