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 [...]

Amari and Lori taken to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center

As I have promised, here is short a video of Amari and Lori, the two macaques we rescued from Angkor. Both have made a remarkable recovery and are in good health, as you can see. We need [...]

Furniture shop illegally selling endangered wildlife parts

The Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) searched a furniture shop in Cambodia’s capital after obtaining a warrant. Inside, they found the horns of Endangered and Vulnerable animals mounted on wood heads and nearly 100 feathers from endangered green peafowls. [...]

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 [...]

All birds were exposed in the sun and chained by their legs in order to attract a crowd

The Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) received a phone call on the Wildlife Crime Hotline from some concerned locals about wild birds being kept in the sun, in front of a coffee shop in Phnom Penh (Coffee Time). The [...]

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 [...]