Wildlife Alliance

Wildlife Alliance is the leader in direct protection to forests and wildlife in the Southeast Asian tropical belt. Our mission is to combat deforestation, extinction, climate change, and poverty by partnering with local communities and governments.
Oct 15, 2014

Help Save the Most Trafficked Mammal in the World

The Pangolin is Listed as Critically Endangered
The Pangolin is Listed as Critically Endangered

Save a Pangolin this Bonus Day! The Sunda pangolin is a scaly mammal that eats ants and termites, hides in dense forest, and rolls into a tiny ball when scared. However, this secretive and solitary animal is also the most illegally traded mammal in the world. Hunted for their meat and scales, more than one million individuals are believed to have been trafficked in the past decade. In China and Vietnam, their meat is considered a delicacy and is sold for $350 per kg; their scales are used in traditional medicine, and can be worth up to $1,000 per kg. To tackle this escalating crisis, our rangers are working day and night, removing nets and rescuing animals. Last year alone, they removed 15,400 snares and nets, and resued 448 animals. These rangers are on the frontlines of conservation, and $3,500 will help them conduct vehicle checkpoints, remove pangolin traps, stop poachers and prevent this shy and gentle spcies from disappearing forever.

Make your gift go even further and join us on October 15th to help save this incredible animal from going extinct! Visit our micro-project Help Save the Most Trafficked Mammal in the World to see more pictures and learn more about this incredible animal!

October 15th is the final Bonus Day of the year on GlobalGiving - All donations up to $1,000 are being matched 30%!

These shy notcturnal animals have no teeth
These shy notcturnal animals have no teeth
And curl up into a ball when frightened
And curl up into a ball when frightened
Pangolins rescued from a trader
Pangolins rescued from a trader

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Oct 13, 2014

Back to School

Learning about different endangered animals
Learning about different endangered animals

For many of us, fall is in full swing and students are back in school, but in Cambodia students are enjoying their summer break still. The Kouprey Express Mobile Environmental Education Unit (KE) finished up the academic year by providing forest, habitat and wildlife conservation lessons to 588 students last month. This was the first time they worked in schools in Phnom Penh as part of their expanded Memorandum of Understanding with the government. They also introduced their new wildlife and forest conservation lessons to these classrooms. These updated lessons focus on animal classification and biology; the importance of wildlife and forest conservation; threats facing wildlife; the impacts of extinction, climate change, waste; and how this all fits into the ‘bigger picture.’

The last school visit of the academic year was to Chak Tomouk elementary school in Phnom Penh, where the team worked with 213 kids. These lessons always extend beyond just the classroom in which they are working – the activities and games drew interest from other students, teachers, and even construction workers on the campus! They all stopped to watch what the students were doing and listened to the message and rescue hotline number being promoted.

Over the next couple of months, KE has been invited by several NGOs in the area to deliver their environmental lessons. The team has also been asked by the Cambodian Organization for Living and Training (COLT) to conduct teacher trainings for university students, community educators and teachers from several NGOs. This will be an incredible opportunity to spread environmental awareness while fostering the growing professional field of conservation in Cambodia. So while school may not be in session in Cambodia, the next couple of months are shaping up to be busy months for the team! Help them continue to bring about lasting environmental change in Cambodia by making a gift today, or make your gift go even further this Bonus Day on October 15!

Getting ready to enjoy their summer break
Getting ready to enjoy their summer break
Sep 9, 2014

WRRT Rescues 7 Slow Lorises in Major Bust

The 7 rescued pygmy slow lorises
The 7 rescued pygmy slow lorises

On July 29th, the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) conducted an operation that led to the successful discovery and rescue of 7 pygmy slow lorises in Kratie province. The team received information from an informant regarding a wildlife trader believed to be supplying a wide variety of species to several markets in Kratie province. When they arrived at his house, they conducted a search of the premises, which led to the rescue of 7 live pygmy slow lorises, 9 rat snakes, 2 pythons, 5 water snakes and 6 turtles. The team also found over 7 kgs of wildlife parts as well as dozens of skulls and horns.

The pygmy slow lorises, which were kept in appalling conditions, were taken to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center where they were given immediate medical attention. These sensitive animals are in urgent need of funds to ensure their survival. Make a gift to our Care for Rescued Wildlife program to provide them with the proper care and facilities they need to not only recover, but also thrive so that they may be released back into the wild.

The trader was prosecuted and the large seizure resulted in a hefty penalty of 10,000,000 Riel ($2,466.00 USD). In July alone, the WRRT conducted 46 successful operations and rescued 333 animals. Help them continue to dismantle the illegal wildlife trade by making a gift today!

The team received a tip from an informant
The team received a tip from an informant
They conducted a search of the premises
They conducted a search of the premises
And found 29 horns & over 7 kgs of wildlife parts
And found 29 horns & over 7 kgs of wildlife parts
Help the WRRT continue to rescue precious wildlife
Help the WRRT continue to rescue precious wildlife

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