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 [...]

Annual illegal migratory bird hunt returns to Koh Kong

Cambodian mangrove swamps are unique ecosystems compared to other terrestrial and freshwater habitats. Mangrove forests provide vital homes not only for local species, but also for long-distance visitors that arrive during the winter migration. As the migratory bird season [...]

Turtle rescue

While on patrol, Wildlife Alliance rangers from Asian Elephant Station (Trapeang Rung) stopped a boat carrying 7 turtles in a bag. The man received a non-reofence contract. The turtles were released inside the Cardamom Mountains protected area. [...]

Cruel Wildlife metal traps

Asian Elephant station (Trapeang Rung) dismantle 27 metal snares from the forest floor.  When an animal steps on the steel-jaw trap spring, the trap’s jaws slam shut, clamping down on the animal’s limb or paw. As the animal struggles in excruciating [...]

The rangers stopped one motorbike transporting construction timber

March 07, 2018 – Trapeang Rung Patrol Station The team confiscated one motorbike illegally transporting construction timber (20 planks).  The driver was taken to Koh Kong for investigation.

Rangers stations join forces to capture timber smuggler

The Sre Ambel and Trapeang Rung ranger stations joined forces after receiving information about precious timber being transported out of a sugarcane plantation in the Sre Ambel area, towards road 48. The Sre Ambel team organized an ambush on [...]

First animals saved and released in 2018

5 Turtles were saved from poachers last night by Trapeang Rung Patrol Station. Based on information, the rangers organised an ambush at O'Anlong, Keo area.  Soft Shell Turtles - Trionychidae They are called "softshell" because their carapaces lack horny scutes (scales), though the spiny softshell, does [...]

Minivan loaded with precious timber was confiscated by Trapeang Rung Patrol Station

Last night, at 11.25 PM a minivan force the check point from Veal Pi Patrol Station. The driver didn't stop at the signal of the Duty . Later on, the minivan was blocked by the rangers from Trapeang Rung [...]

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 [...]

Walls of death

Trapeang Rung Patrol Station - December 07, 2017 Cambodian mangrove swamps are unique compared to other terrestrial and freshwater habitats. Mangrove forests provide vital homes not only for local species, but also for long-distance visitors that arrive during the [...]