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 [...]

Sunda Pangolin – Critically Endangered – Camera Trap

Why are Sunda pangolins endangered? Also called scaly anteaters because of their preferred diet, pangolins are increasingly victims of illegal wildlife crime. How many pangolins are killed each year? The wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC found last year that Indonesia, one [...]

GPDS Anti-Poaching Unit fast intervention

The Global Park Defense System (GPDS) team, funded by Jeff Morgan (Global Conservation), is a specialized ranger unit that uses technology to bolster conservation. The ranger unit utilizes trail cameras in the forest that send pictures and videos to the rangers in real-time, to monitor and intercept [...]

Hunting the poachers

Siamese Crocodile station - Chhay Areng Wildlife Alliance manages 8 ranger stations with an average of 8,000 of patrols covering 119,552 km each year. These rangers have the responsibility of arresting poachers and loggers inside protected forest. The constant [...]

Technology is saving endangered species from poachers

June 21, 2018 – The GPDS (Global Park Defense System) rangers woke to an alert at 2:22 AM from a motion detecting trail camera. The camera hidden in the forest sent a real-time photo of one person on a [...]

Anti-Poaching unit saves critically endangered pangolin

The GPDS (Global Park Defense System) anti-poaching unit uses motion detecting trail cameras to monitor for people illegally entering the protected forest and are able to intervene immediately when the cameras send live updates. The camera alerted the team [...]

From hunter become protector

I would like to introduce you to another of our hard working CAPU team members! After extensive planning and consultation with community members, the Community Anti Poaching Unit project was finally officially launched in 2007. Mr. Sok Khem was [...]

Disarming the hunters, a dangerous job

It takes a piece of wood, an aluminium tube and iron pellets to create a deadly weapon. Homemade guns are popular among the poachers in Cambodia, used in illegal hunting and sometimes against our Rangers. This morning, during a patrol [...]