OUR MISSION

Wildlife Alliance’s wildlife programs are designed to rehabilitate animals victimized by the wildlife trade and provide them with the support and care necessary to ready them for release back into the wild.

OUR MISSION

Wildlife Alliance’s wildlife programs are designed to rehabilitate animals victimized by the wildlife trade and provide them with the support and care necessary to ready them for release back into the wild.

OUR MISSION

Wildlife Alliance’s wildlife programs are designed to rehabilitate animals victimized by the wildlife trade and provide them with the support and care necessary to ready them for release back into the wild.

WILDLIFE REHABILITATION

Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center is a government-owned facility set over 6,000 acres of regenerating forest. Wildlife Alliance animal husbandry specialists and veterinarians care for over 1,400 animals across …

more than 100 species, including Asian elephants, tigers, Pileated gibbons, otters, and many hoofstock, birds and reptiles. 

All of the animals have been rescued from the illegal wildlife trade or are victims of habitat loss and without a berth at the rescue center, they would likely be dead.

WILDLIFE REHABILITATION

Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center is a government-owned facility set over 6,000 acres of regenerating forest. Wildlife Alliance animal husbandry specialists and veterinarians care for over 1,400 animals across more than 100 species, including Asian elephants, tigers, Pileated gibbons, otters, and many hoofstock, birds and reptiles. 

All of the animals have been rescued from the illegal wildlife trade or are victims of habitat loss and without a berth at the rescue center, they would likely be dead.

WILDLIFE REHABILITATION

Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center is a government-owned facility set over 6,000 acres of regenerating forest. Wildlife Alliance animal husbandry specialists and veterinarians care for over 1,400 animals across more than 100 species, including Asian elephants, tigers, Pileated gibbons, otters, and many hoofstock, birds and reptiles.

All of the animals have been rescued from the illegal wildlife trade or are victims of habitat loss and without a berth at the rescue center, they would likely be dead.

PHNOM TAMAO WILDLIFE RESCUE CENTER

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Since arriving at Phnom Tamao in 2001, Wildlife Alliance has provided much needed funding and animal care expertise …

to transform the center. Investment in infrastructure and personnel ensures that all animals are treated responsibly and no animal is ever turned away.

The partnership between Wildlife Alliance and the Cambodian Forestry Administration ensures animals rescued from wildlife traders in Cambodia are guaranteed a lifetime of care and those who have made a full recovery have the chance of release back into the wild.

With nearly 300,000 visitors annually, Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center is a show piece for wildlife conservation efforts in Cambodia.

PHNOM TAMAO WILDLIFE RESCUE CENTER

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Since arriving at Phnom Tamao in 2001, Wildlife Alliance has provided much needed funding and animal care expertise to transform the center. Investment in infrastructure and personnel ensures that all animals are treated responsibly and no animal is ever turned away.

The partnership between Wildlife Alliance and the Cambodian Forestry Administration ensures animals rescued from wildlife traders in Cambodia are guaranteed a lifetime of care and those who have made a full recovery have the chance of release back into the wild.

With nearly 300,000 visitors annually, Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center is a show piece for wildlife conservation efforts in Cambodia.

PHNOM TAMAO WILDLIFE RESCUE CENTER

BOOK A TOUR NOW

Since arriving at Phnom Tamao in 2001, Wildlife Alliance has provided much needed funding and animal care expertise to transform the center. Investment in infrastructure and personnel ensures that all animals are treated responsibly and no animal is ever turned away.

The partnership between Wildlife Alliance and the Cambodian Forestry Administration ensures animals rescued from wildlife traders in Cambodia are guaranteed a lifetime of care and those who have made a full recovery have the chance of release back into the wild.

With nearly 300,000 visitors annually, Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center is a show piece for wildlife conservation efforts in Cambodia.

RELEASE IS ALWAYS OUR PRIMARY GOAL

Release is always our primary goal. Once animals have fully recovered and those born at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center are released back into the wild under IUCN protocols at one of our three primary release sites;

the Phnom Tamao Protected Forest, our Wildlife Rehabilitation Station set deep in the southern Cardamom Mountains in southwest Cambodia, or our Rewilding Project in the Angkor Temples Forest Complex in Siem Reap.

Wildlife Alliance has successfully released thousands of animals, including pangolins, binturongs, civets, slow loris’, macaques, leopard cats, porcupines, parakeets and hill mynahs. Released animals are monitored using various methods, including radio telemetry, camera traps, track identification and visual observation to ensure release strategies are successful and the animals are able to survive. Wildlife Alliance has forest rangers on the ground patrolling the area day and night, ensuring released wildlife a safe habitat, free from the dangers of being poached.

 

RELEASE IS ALWAYS OUR PRIMARY GOAL

Release is always our primary goal. Once animals have fully recovered and those born at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center are released back into the wild under IUCN protocols at one of our three primary release sites;

the Phnom Tamao Protected Forest, our Wildlife Rehabilitation Station set deep in the southern Cardamom Mountains in southwest Cambodia, or our Rewilding Project in the Angkor Temples Forest Complex in Siem Reap.

Wildlife Alliance has successfully released thousands of animals, including pangolins, binturongs, civets, slow loris’, macaques, leopard cats, porcupines, parakeets and hill mynahs. Released animals are monitored using various methods, including radio telemetry, camera traps, track identification and visual observation to ensure release strategies are successful and the animals are able to survive. Wildlife Alliance has forest rangers on the ground patrolling the area day and night, ensuring released wildlife a safe habitat, free from the dangers of being poached.

 

RELEASE IS ALWAYS OUR PRIMARY GOAL

Release is always our primary goal. Once animals have fully recovered and those born at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center are released back into the wild under IUCN protocols at one of our three primary release sites;

the Phnom Tamao Protected Forest, our Wildlife Rehabilitation Station set deep in the southern Cardamom Mountains in southwest Cambodia, or our Rewilding Project in the Angkor Temples Forest Complex in Siem Reap.

Wildlife Alliance has successfully released thousands of animals, including pangolins, binturongs, civets, slow loris’, macaques, leopard cats, porcupines, parakeets and hill mynahs. Released animals are monitored using various methods, including radio telemetry, camera traps, track identification and visual observation to ensure release strategies are successful and the animals are able to survive. Wildlife Alliance has forest rangers on the ground patrolling the area day and night, ensuring released wildlife a safe habitat, free from the dangers of being poached.

ANGKOR WILDLIFE RELEASE PROJECT

The Angkor temple complex and the surrounding forest are one of the most culturally and archaeologically significant locations in Southeast Asia. This historic UNESCO World Heritage site was once a vibrant forest, home to various primates, big cats, deer, birds and other species until excessive and unrestricted hunting in the late 20th century decimated wildlife populations.

Wildlife Alliance is releasing rescued wildlife into this historic forest and bringing life back to this sacred site, in partnership with the Forestry Administration and the Apsara Authority which manages Angkor.

On December 12, 2013, a pair of endangered pileated gibbons took their first steps towards a new beginning in the wild in the forest within the Angkor Archeological Park in Siem Reap, Cambodia. This release marked the beginning of a new endeavor to release wildlife into the forest surrounding the high-profile tourism destination. Stretching over 40,000 hectares, the Park receives around 2 million visitors a year, making this project an excellent opportunity to educate visitors on the importance of conservation, while showcasing Cambodia’s dedication to wildlife protection.

This ambitious project signals a continued impetus to protect Cambodia’s natural heritage. With better management and enforcement of the law, the Angkor forest has now become a safe haven for wildlife. Animals, such as pileated gibbons that are at risk of being poached or disappearing due to severe habitat destruction, can now wander freely without risk of harm.

A total of three released gibbon pairs are currently living in Angkor, and have produced a total of 6 wild born babies. The first wild born gibbon reached adulthood in 2020. She has been paired with a captive-bred male transferred from Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre, and they will be released together after a period of bonding and acclimatization. We have also released a family of smooth-coated otters, which had 2 pups in 2019, pied hornbills, red muntjac, leopard cats, common palm civets and silvered langurs.

Released animals are monitored daily with supplementary feeding and all are thriving in the wild environment. Each animal released is a step further towards sustainable wildlife populations in the UNESCO World Heritage site.

In conjunction with the Cambodia government, we would like to release several other species including sambar deer, sunda slow lorises, green peafowl and hornbills. Each animal would require specific rehabilitation protocols and enclosures appropriate to the different species in order to acclimate to their new surroundings before release. To ensure the animals are healthy and safe, post-release monitoring equipment is also necessary to survey the animals after their release.

Check our blog for the most recent updates and activities from the project!

Can you help support the further expansion of this project? 

$210 buys a camera trap to monitor wildlife.

$4,000 will build one release enclosure. 

Total running costs for wildlife rehabilitation and release for 1 month are $1,850. 

Supplementary feed for released animals and those acclimatizing costs $1,000 per month. 

Your invaluable gift will not only bring wildlife back to Angkor, but more importantly, give these animals a second chance at life in the wild.

Donate to the Angkor Wildlife Release Project

ANGKOR WILDLIFE RELEASE PROJECT

The Angkor temple complex and the surrounding forest are one of the most culturally and archaeologically significant locations in Southeast Asia. This historic UNESCO World Heritage site was once a vibrant forest, home to various primates, big cats, deer, birds and other species until excessive and unrestricted hunting in the late 20th century decimated wildlife populations.

Wildlife Alliance is releasing rescued wildlife into this historic forest and bringing life back to this sacred site, in partnership with the Forestry Administration and the Apsara Authority which manages Angkor.

On December 12, 2013, a pair of endangered pileated gibbons took their first steps towards a new beginning in the wild in the forest within the Angkor Archeological Park in Siem Reap, Cambodia. This release marked the beginning of a new endeavor to release wildlife into the forest surrounding the high-profile tourism destination. Stretching over 40,000 hectares, the Park receives around 2 million visitors a year, making this project an excellent opportunity to educate visitors on the importance of conservation, while showcasing Cambodia’s dedication to wildlife protection.

This ambitious project signals a continued impetus to protect Cambodia’s natural heritage. With better management and enforcement of the law, the Angkor forest has now become a safe haven for wildlife. Animals, such as pileated gibbons that are at risk of being poached or disappearing due to severe habitat destruction, can now wander freely without risk of harm.

A total of three released gibbon pairs are currently living in Angkor, and have produced a total of 6 wild born babies. The first wild born gibbon reached adulthood in 2020. She has been paired with a captive-bred male transferred from Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre, and they will be released together after a period of bonding and acclimatization. We have also released a family of smooth-coated otters, which had 2 pups in 2019, pied hornbills, red muntjac, leopard cats, common palm civets and silvered langurs.

Released animals are monitored daily with supplementary feeding and all are thriving in the wild environment. Each animal released is a step further towards sustainable wildlife populations in the UNESCO World Heritage site.

In conjunction with the Cambodia government, we would like to release several other species including sambar deer, sunda slow lorises, green peafowl and hornbills. Each animal would require specific rehabilitation protocols and enclosures appropriate to the different species in order to acclimate to their new surroundings before release. To ensure the animals are healthy and safe, post-release monitoring equipment is also necessary to survey the animals after their release.

Check our blog for the most recent updates and activities from the project!

Can you help support the further expansion of this project? 

$210 buys a camera trap to monitor wildlife.

$4,000 will build one release enclosure. 

Total running costs for wildlife rehabilitation and release for 1 month are $1,850. 

Supplementary feed for released animals and those acclimatizing costs $1,000 per month. 

Your invaluable gift will not only bring wildlife back to Angkor, but more importantly, give these animals a second chance at life in the wild. Donate here.

Donate to the Angkor Wildlife Release Project

ANGKOR WILDLIFE RELEASE PROJECT

The Angkor temple complex and the surrounding forest are one of the most culturally and archaeologically significant locations in Southeast Asia. This historic UNESCO World Heritage site was once a vibrant forest, home to various primates, big cats, deer, birds and other species until excessive and unrestricted hunting in the late 20th century decimated wildlife populations.

Wildlife Alliance is releasing rescued wildlife into this historic forest and bringing life back to this sacred site, in partnership with the Forestry Administration and the Apsara Authority which manages Angkor.

On December 12, 2013, a pair of endangered pileated gibbons took their first steps towards a new beginning in the wild in the forest within the Angkor Archeological Park in Siem Reap, Cambodia. This release marked the beginning of a new endeavor to release wildlife into the forest surrounding the high-profile tourism destination. Stretching over 40,000 hectares, the Park receives around 2 million visitors a year, making this project an excellent opportunity to educate visitors on the importance of conservation, while showcasing Cambodia’s dedication to wildlife protection.

This ambitious project signals a continued impetus to protect Cambodia’s natural heritage. With better management and enforcement of the law, the Angkor forest has now become a safe haven for wildlife. Animals, such as pileated gibbons that are at risk of being poached or disappearing due to severe habitat destruction, can now wander freely without risk of harm.

A total of three released gibbon pairs are currently living in Angkor, and have produced a total of 6 wild born babies. The first wild born gibbon reached adulthood in 2020. She has been paired with a captive-bred male transferred from Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre, and they will be released together after a period of bonding and acclimatization. We have also released a family of smooth-coated otters, which had 2 pups in 2019, pied hornbills, red muntjac, leopard cats, common palm civets and silvered langurs.

Released animals are monitored daily with supplementary feeding and all are thriving in the wild environment. Each animal released is a step further towards sustainable wildlife populations in the UNESCO World Heritage site.

In conjunction with the Cambodia government, we would like to release several other species including sambar deer, sunda slow lorises, green peafowl and hornbills. Each animal would require specific rehabilitation protocols and enclosures appropriate to the different species in order to acclimate to their new surroundings before release. To ensure the animals are healthy and safe, post-release monitoring equipment is also necessary to survey the animals after their release.

Check our blog for the most recent updates and activities from the project!

Can you help support the further expansion of this project? 

$210 buys a camera trap to monitor wildlife.

$4,000 will build one release enclosure. 

Total running costs for wildlife rehabilitation and release for 1 month are $1,850. 

Supplementary feed for released animals and those acclimatizing costs $1,000 per month. 

Your invaluable gift will not only bring wildlife back to Angkor, but more importantly, give these animals a second chance at life in the wild. Donate here.

Donate to the Angkor Wildlife Release Project