Asian small clawed otter is latest arrival at rescue center

This Asian small clawed otter (Aonyx cinereus) is one of the newest arrivals to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center. Thanks to a tip from a concerned member of the public via our Wildlife Crime Hotline Facebook page, the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) [...]

Wildlife Crime unit busts wildlife meat traders and rescues live turtles

With intel on a suspected wildlife meat trader, the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT), accompanied by the Kampong Speu provincial prosecutor and local authorities, went to search the suspect's house along National Road 4. During the search, the team found 6kg [...]

Smooth-coated otter rescue operation

December 20, 2018: Following a phone call to the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team hotline, our team confiscated 1 juvenile Smooth-coated Otter from one of the restaurants based at the touristic Katieng Waterfall in Ratanakiri province. At our arrival the [...]

World Animal Day 2018

What is World Animal Day? On 4 October World Animal Day is a social movement charged with the Mission of raising the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe. World Animal [...]

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 [...]