Cruel Wildlife Trapping

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 process, they are basically lassos  kept in tension by a branch and a trigger made [...]

Large group of wild Asian elephants

Camera Trap Footage in the Cardamom Protected Forest Remarkable camera trap footage showing a large group of wild Asian elephants

Rangers find 109,217 snares in a single park in Cambodia

Snares – either metal or rope – are indiscriminately killing wildlife across Southeast Asia, from elephants to mouse deer. The problem has become so bad that scientists are referring to protected areas in the region as “empty forests.” [...]

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 [...]

Elephant movement in the Cardamom Forests

Monitoring and collecting data about elephant movement in the Cardamom Forests is an important part of Wildlife Alliance Rangers roles.  Over the longer term, tracking data helps build knowledge of elephant ranging behaviour. This information is key to preserving [...]

Dr. Thomas Gray – The wildlife snaring crisis

Snares: silent killers of the forest 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 [...]

2017-12-13T22:53:37+00:00October 30th, 2017|Categories: Cardamom Protection, Dr. Thomas Gray Blog|Tags: , |

Forest Rangers Changing Local Perceptions of Wildlife Crime

The abundant biodiversity of the Cardamom Mountains is blatantly apparent to anyone who steps foot in its rainforests. And yet, there has not been a comprehensive scientific study on the status and conservation significance of the landscape. However, even [...]

Curious sun bear inspects camera trap

Camera traps are used by our wildlife researchers to observe and study wildlife in their habitat with as little human interference as possible. They show us who and what is living in the area or passing by and how animals [...]

Journal of Applied Ecology – Dr. Thomas Gray, the work of Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT)

Our efforts to combat the illegal wildlife trade were so successful that it created a new problem... Thankfully we have a solution! the source