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Ivory and pangolins: The dark underbelly of Cambodia’s wildlife trade

A raid last month by Wildlife Alliance’s Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) exposed the dark underbelly of Cambodia’s illegal wildlife trade. After receiving a tipoff from the Wildlife Justice Commission, WRRT raided a carving factory suspected of holding illegal [...]

A tale of Jubi

What lives in the trees, has a blue face, is identified by its legs, and spends its days munching on leaves? A black-shanked douc langur (Pygathrix nigripes), that’s what!  On the 5th of February, our Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) [...]

The real cost of Cambodia’s illegal pet trade

A pileated gibbon that was rescued by the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team last September is handed over to the team at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center. The gibbon was founded chained by the neck after likely being kept as [...]

Wildlife Alliance launches #StopEatingWildlife campaign

The #StopEatingWildlife campaign This World Wildlife Day, Wildlife Alliance is launching the #StopEatingWildlife social media campaign. The campaign aims to fight the supply, demand, and consumption of wildlife meat by making consumers more aware of the health risks of [...]

Huge quantities of wildlife meat seized

Last month, more than 330 kg of wildlife meat was seized from 3 restaurants in Koh Kong province by Wildlife Alliances’s Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT), in collaboration with our rangers from Sre Ambel and Tropeang Rung stations. The [...]

Calls for an end to Cambodia’s wildlife trade in response to the coronavirus

January 30, 2020 - In response to the rapid spread of the deadly coronavirus, Wildlife Alliance is calling for Cambodians to uphold the laws and stop the consumption of wildlife meat. The coronavirus has been traced back to the [...]

500+ animals rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade – Emergency funding needed for their care

On January 9, 2020, our wildlife police unit rescued 466 lesser whistling ducks with clipped wings, 56 long tailed macaques, 3 common palm civets, and 2 water snakes from a wildlife trafficker in Kompong Thom Province, Cambodia. While a [...]

Disrupting the wildlife trade on the Cambodia-Vietnam border

The Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) has spent a lot of time in recent months on the eastern side of Cambodia to try and disrupt the wildlife trade between Cambodia and Vietnam. They inspected seven suspected traders’ houses, four [...]

50 Critically Endangered turtles rescued from wildlife traffickers

Last month, Cambodia’s Economic Police intercepted a truck illegally transporting wildlife, including 57 water monitors (Varanus salvator) and 50 yellow-headed temple turtles (Heosemys annandalii), which are Critically Endangered. Turtles are some of the most trafficked animals in Southeast Asia, [...]

Snares are lethal/killing devices

A simple brake cable for motorbikes can kill a tiger, a bear, even a young elephant in Southeast Asia. Local hunters use these ubiquitous wires to create snares – indiscriminate forest traps – that are crippling and killing Southeast Asia’s [...]