Thousands of bird traps, rope snares and plastic nets

Cambodian mangrove swamps are unique compared to other terrestrial and freshwater habitats. Mangrove forests provide vital homes not only for local species, but also for long-distance visitors that arrive during the winter migration. The bird season intensifies our work in coastal areas in preventing bird trapping.

Koh Pao Patrol Station is dismantling every year thousands of bird traps, rope snares and plastic nets. On this scale, without the work of the rangers these “walls of death” will create a lot of damage in a sensitive habitat.

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Snares removed from the forest floor.
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