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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 decimated by over-hunting in the last century to the ancient forests of Cambodia's Angkor Temple Complex. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is well-protected and safe for wildlife. Our goal is to establish a genetically diverse population by releasing a cross-selection of small carnivores, primates and ungulates. Released gibbons, muntjac and otters now raise wild-born offspring, helping to re-wild Angkor!

$10,000
total goal
$5,021
remaining
18
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years

Challenge

Angkor's forests were eerily silent after over-hunting decimated its wildlife in the late 20th century, but now it is an ideal release site. We have successfully reintroduced native species including gibbons, langurs, otters, muntjac, civets and leopard cats. To continue rewilding Angkor, we need to customize enclosures for each species, transfer rescued animals to their new sites, care for them as they acclimate, and monitor them post-release to ensure they remain healthy and safe.

Solution

This project re-wilds Angkor by releasing rescued animals of native species that have been rehabilitated, giving them a new life in a safe forest instead of in captivity. Our successful reintroductions follow special protocols, including on-site acclimatization, supplemental feeding post-release, and close monitoring for as long as necessary. Your gift helps pay for the essential equipment, food, care and long-term monitoring that ensure this project leads to sustainable wildlife populations.

Long-Term Impact

Spanning over 40,000 hectares, Angkor's once empty forests can accommodate significant wildlife numbers. Our project seeds new populations of threatened species that will become self-sustaining as new generations are born free The three released gibbon pairs have already produced six wild-born offspring, otters have new pups, and muntjac are breeding as well. Our partnerships with the agencies that run the iconic site improves Government capacity to manage wildlife conservation projects.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.wildlifealliance.org
3rd gibbon pairs' release into Angkor (July 2020)
1st gibbon wild-born at Angkor (Oct 2014)
Gibbon release program in Angkor (July 2014)
NZ Herald: The Re-wilding of Angkor (Dec 2014)

Organization Information

Wildlife Alliance

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website:
Project Leader:
Elisabeth Gish
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
$4,979 raised of $10,000 goal
 
46 donations
$5,021 to go
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