Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest

by Wildlife Alliance
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Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest
Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest
Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest
Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest
Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest
Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest
Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest
Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest
Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest
Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest
Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest
Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest
Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest
Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest
Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest
Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest
Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest
Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest
Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest
Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest
Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest
Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest
Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest
Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest
Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest
Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest
Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest
Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest
Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest
Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest
Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest
Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest
Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest
Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest
Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest

Summary

This pioneering project reintroduces Endangered pileated gibbons and other species to Angkor Archeological Park. Angkor's wildlife was decimated by hunting in the 20th century, but its ancient forests are now a well-protected UNESCO World Heritage site. We aim to recreate genetically diverse wildlife populations by releasing a cross-selection of unrelated small carnivores, primates, ungulates, and birds. Released gibbons, muntjac and otters are all raising wild-born offspring in Angkor already!

$10,000
total goal
$4,103
remaining
36
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years

Challenge

Angkor was eerily silent after its wildlife was wiped out, but today its forests offer ideal habitat to give wild animals a second chance. Thousands are rescued annually from Cambodia's illegal trade or are captive-born at rescue centers. Proper release protocols are costly but they ensure success. Our animals acclimatize for 6-12 months under keeper care in customized enclosures, are provided supplemental food post-release, and are monitored long-term to ensure they remain healthy and safe.

Solution

This project re-wilds Angkor by releasing rehabilitated native wildlife species, offering animals a new wild life in safe forest instead of a lifetime in captivity. Species successfully reintroduced already include gibbons, langurs, otters, muntjac, civets, leopard cats, peacocks and hornbills. Your donations pay for essential on-site acclimatization, care, supplemental food post-release and monitoring of released animals and their wild-born offspring, ensuring sustainable populations in future.

Long-Term Impact

Angkor's once-empty forests span 40,000 hectares and can accommodate significant wildlife numbers. Our project seeds new populations of species that will become self-sustaining as successive generations are born free. Three gibbon pairs released 2013-2020 already produced seven wild-born babies - the eldest reached adulthood in 2020, was paired with a captive-born mate and established her own territory. Partnering with Government agencies that manage Angkor, we build local conservation capacity.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

Wildlife Alliance

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @WildlifeRescue
Project Leader:
Elisabeth Gish
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
$5,897 raised of $10,000 goal
 
71 donations
$4,103 to go
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