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One of the greatest threats facing wildlife in Southeast Asia is unsustainable levels of hunting

One of the greatest threats facing wildlife in Southeast Asia is unsustainable levels of hunting. Wildlife Alliance has rescued over 200 civets from the illegal wildlife trade. However, the international demand remains high and we are seeing civets disappear [...]

Clouded Leopard – Camera trap

The clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) is a wild cat occurring from the Himalayan foothills through mainland Southeast Asia into China. Since 2008, it is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List. Its total population is suspected to be [...]

Snares are lethal weapons that trap and kill animals

While on patrol, Siamese Crocodile station (Chhay Areng) dismantle 40 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 use these [...]

Illegal international trade of luxury timber in Southeast Asia

Green Peafowl Station (Sre Ambel) is en route to conduct special intervention operations in Central Cardamom to crack down on the illegal luxury timber trade. The Rangers reached the remote area by helicopter. After hours of reconnaissance, one individual was apprehended and tried [...]

Snares are the single greatest threat facing threatened species

Sun Bear Station removed 150 animal traps from the forest floor. The snares are made of rope or metal. The thickness and the strength depends on the targeted animal. To build them it's a fast [...]

Snaring Crisis is Driving Asia’s Wildlife to Extinction

Driven by unsustainable levels of commercial hunting, Southeast Asia’s wildlife is facing an “extinction crisis” according to a recent article published in the journal Science, co-authored by Wildlife Alliance’s Thomas Gray. The principal hunting method used in Southeast Asia [...]

Animal police Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team conducted a suspenseful sting operation

Animal police Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) conducted a suspenseful sting operation in a black market this Monday, November 13. Taken by surprise, the trafficker was successfully arrested for imprisonment and his gruesome illegal stock of wildlife was seized. [...]

The wildlife snaring crisis: an insidious and pervasive threat to biodiversity in Southeast Asia

Illegal hunting for commercial purposes represents the greatest threat to the conservation of many of the iconic species which are the focus of global conservation efforts (Ripple et al. 2014, 2015). Hunting pressure is particularly severe in Southeast Asia [...]

Want bear soup?

High level golfers would like to serve bear paw soup after golf tournaments, as a sign of status. That is, if you live in Southeast Asia. I helped eradicate this practice in Cambodia 15 years ago after I found live [...]

Illegally Cut Timber Seized in One of the World’s Most Threatened Forests

Cardamom Mountains On September 16, 2016, Wildlife Alliance rangers successfully carried out a major illegal logging bust and seized large amounts of timber.  After a week-long struggle to obtain a search warrant from Kompong Speu provincial authorities, our rangers successfully [...]