I hope you are having a lovely Holiday Season.
I wanted to tell you of an urgent situation in which we must act immediately to save the life of an elephant and protect communities.
We were just informed of an older bull elephant in Kompong Speu Province, Cambodia, that has escaped from captivity and turned violent. It has killed two people and is roaming the countryside. Villagers are increasingly inclined to kill the elephant to protect their families.
The Cambodian Forestry Administration has asked us to rescue the elephant and bring it to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center, where it would come under our Care for Rescued Wildlife program headed by Nick Marx. This amounts to a race against the clock to save the life of the elephant and protect the local community.
We wanted to alert you to this emergency situation. You have helped to make our Care for Rescued Wildlife program a great success by donating to Help Save Victimized Cambodian Wildlife through Global Giving. We sincerely appreciate your involvement and hope you enjoy hearing about our on-the-ground response to crises like this one.
We understand that taking on the care of another elephant is a substantial financial burden. We will need to build a new enclosure, increase our feeding budget, and provide veterinary care over the course of the elephant’s life -- but we feel that the need to protect the elephant and the community is just too urgent.
To keep up with this story, please follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or our blog. If you are interested in helping us cover the costs of this elephant, and the other rescued animals under our care, please visit Global Giving’s Help Save Victimized Cambodian Wildlife page.
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Last week the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team rescued 2 Burmese Pythons, 6 Giant Asian Pond Turtles, 383 Geckos, and a leopard cat. The geckos, turtles, and pythons, as well as 25 additional pythons from the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center were released into the wild in the Koh Kong Province. The leopard cat is now being cared for at the rescue center. Great job WRRT!
Join us for our Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation events in Houston, New York, DC, Los Angeles, and San Francisco this September! Show your support for Wildlife Alliance and meet Nick Marx, Wildlife Rescue Director, on his annual trip to the U.S. to talk about his work protecting and caring for species victimized by the illegal wildlife trade; as well as the entire scope of Wildlife Alliance's projects in Southeast Asia. We hope to see you at an event, and please feel free to bring a friend and spread the word about our vital conservations programs. Please click on the link below for more details!
Please view the attached Wildlife Rescue Newsletter to read updates on caring and rehabilitating animals that have been victimized by illegal wildlife trade in Cambodia. Thank you for your support!
More coverage of our favorite elephant celebrity - Chhouk! A nice video piece by the BBC.
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