Baby gibbon saved by Wildlife Police

We received information from a foreigner concerning a baby gibbon being carried around streets close to the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. The WRRT went in search but were unable to find the animal. However following an investigation by [...]

WRRT confiscates 381 lbs (173 kg) of wildlife meat from market

The Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) traveled to the northeast province of Ratanakiri to investigate a local market reputed to sell bushmeat. With information about a vendor selling wildlife meat behind beef, the team ambushed the market from two [...]

Wildlife Traffickers Arrested – Stockpile included clouded leopard skin, bear paw & ivory

After an intensive investigation, the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) identified and located a prominent wildlife trafficker in Phnom Penh who was selling a variety of wildlife products of species endangered in Cambodia. They obtained a search warrant and [...]

WRRT Busts International Wildlife Smuggler – Rescue 86 Animals

The sounds of the city were quiet when the Wildlife Crime Hotline rang at 3:15am one early morning in March. On the line was one of the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team’s (WRRT) trusted informants with a tip about a [...]

Endangered Tortoise Rescued and Bushmeat Confiscated from Wildlife Trafficker

On April 9, the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) conducted an operation and raided a suspected wildlife trader’s house in Pursat Province. After inspecting the property, the team found and confiscated 13.8 kg of bushmeat from a wild pig [...]

Wildlife seized in Pursat

Military police along with forestry administration officers and Wildlife Alliance officials raided a house on Wednesday in Pursat province used in the illegal wildlife trade. The team seized seizing nearly 80 kilos of snakes. The owner was fined and [...]

The Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) does more than enforce wildlife laws

The Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) does more than enforce wildlife laws. They also patrol the forests looking for illegal logging and watching for snare traps. They are out there day and night making sure that the forests are [...]

WRRT-Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team major bust

On Monday 23 December 2017, based on our long-time investigation on this identified trader of the area, WRRT rushed out for the operation as we were suggested by our informant (KPS-SP). Two trucks of WRRT with four team members [...]

Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team – disparate duties…

The illegal trade is not only decimating wildlife populations but is also inflicting great suffering as every aspect  from capture, to transport and ultimately slaughter is extremely cruel and will be conducted without any regard  for the individuals involved. [...]

You call this traditional medicine?

I would like to share with you one of the atrocities that we are involved in as wildlife police in charge of cracking down on international wildlife trafficking cases. I lead an organization called Wildlife Alliance that arrests wildlife smugglers [...]