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Phnom Penh Ivory Shop Owner Arrested

Last month, with information from an informant, the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (Cambodia’s multi-agency wildlife law enforcement unit which is run with technical and financial support from Wildlife Alliance) investigated an ivory carving shop in Phnom Penh. The WRRT, [...]

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 [...]

Cambodia Busts Major Ivory Smuggling From Mozambique to China

Our hearts go out to the 300 elephants that were killed for greed and whose tusks were smuggled from Mozambique to Cambodia. Wildlife Alliance vows to seek justice for these slaughtered elephants. We will do everything we can to get [...]

World Elephant Day – Meet the Rescued Elephants at Phnom Tamao!

Elephant populations are rapidly declining worldwide, and now more than ever, saving this iconic species needs to be a global priority.  To help raise awareness about the plight of elephants, we celebrated the 5th Annual World Elephant Day on [...]

Ivory Smuggler Arrested in Cambodia

Last month, in a landmark win for wildlife and counter-trafficking efforts, an ivory bust was processed through the Cambodian courts for the first time. The suspect was arrested in Siem Reap airport, where he was caught trying to smuggle 15 [...]