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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 [...]

First release of 2019

This morning, Gibbon Station (Koh Pao) released an Eagle back into the wild. The grey-headed fish eagle is currently listed as Near-Threatened on the IUCN Red List. Although not currently considered to be threatened with extinction, the population of grey-headed [...]

Giant Asian Pond Turtle and Soft Shell Turtle saved from the illegal wildlife trade – Release VIDEO

Giant Asian Pond Turtle and Soft Shell Turtle saved from the illegal wildlife trade - Release Video While on patrol, Pangolin Station (Stung Proat) rescued 7 Giant Asian Pond Turtle and one Soft Shell turtle from the [...]

Great hornbills transferred to the Release Station in Koh Kong

Nick Marx, Wildlife Programs Director talks about Wildlife Alliance rehabilitation programs. Today we transferred 4 Great hornbills to the Rehabilitation Release Station. Wildlife Alliance’s wildlife programs are designed to rehabilitate animals victimized by the wildlife trade and provide them [...]

Facebook Groups used as marketplace for Wildlife Trade

WRRT raided a suspected trader's house in Phnom Penh where wildlife was illegally stored for sale on internet. Were rescued: 2 crested serpent eagles, 3 palm civets, 2 Asian mongooses and 1 hornbill. The work was successfully completed after [...]