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‘Barbaric’ snares are wiping out Southeast Asia’s wild animals – CNN

(CNN) Across Southeast Asia, wild animals are being hunted out of existence to feed growing demand for bushmeat, according to conservationists.Thomas Gray, science director with conservation group Wildlife Alliance, which operates in Cambodia, says that snares -- simple traps made of wire and [...]

Our rangers rescued a Critically Endangered pangolin from a poacher

Our rangers rescued a Critically Endangered pangolin from a poacher. After receiving a tip from an informant, the rangers intercepted the poacher on a motorbike. Upon inspecting the bike, the rangers found a Sunda pangolin under the seat. The pangolin [...]

Tracking Endangered Asian Elephants

The Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) population in the Cardamom Rainforest Landscape is widely considered to be the most important in Cambodia and among the largest in Indochina. Vast expanses of intact forest, largely due to the stringent protection from [...]

Snares are lethal/killing devices

A simple brake cable for motorbikes can kill a tiger, a bear, even a young elephant in Southeast Asia. Local hunters use these ubiquitous wires to create snares – indiscriminate forest traps – that are crippling and killing Southeast Asia’s [...]

Call for ban of snares – Dhole caught in snares graphic content

A simple brake cable for motorbikes can kill a tiger, a bear, even a young elephant in Southeast Asia. Local hunters use these ubiquitous wires to create snares – indiscriminate forest traps – that are crippling and killing Southeast Asia’s [...]

Snares are lethal weapons that trap and kill animals

While on patrol, rangers from the Siamese Crocodile station (Chhay Areng) dismantled 107 animals traps from the forest floor. A simple brake cable for motorbikes can kill a tiger, a bear, even a young elephant in Southeast Asia. Local hunters [...]

Gibbon Station rangers’ deep wilderness patrol

While on a deep wilderness patrol, Wildlife Alliance rangers from the Gibbon Station collected 85 wildlife snares and confiscated 2 chainsaws used for illegal logging. Strategically located at the intersection of two major rivers, the [...]

Snares, the silent killer

Snares are one of the simplest but most effective hunting techniques practiced in the tropics and home-made wire or cable snares are the predominant form of hunting across large areas of Southeast Asia. The equipment involved is affordable and [...]

Wildlife traps removed from the forest floor

The rangers from Sun Bear Patrol station (Veal Pi) dismantle and collected 215 wildlife traps from the forest floor. The Sun Bear Station (Veal Pi) was relocated from its original location in Tatai in 2009. This was one of [...]

Pangolin Station (Stung Proat) – chainsaw, animal traps and bird nets

While on patrol Pangolin Station (Stung Proat) confiscated one chainsaw, dismantle and collected 68 snares and 20 meters of bird nets. Pangolin Station (Stung Proat) One of Wildlife Alliance’s original stations (est. 2002), the Pangolin Station (Stung Proat station) opened [...]