Animals
 Cambodia
Project #20030

Help Bring Wildlife Back to Angkor Forest

by Wildlife Alliance
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Summary

This groundbreaking project aims to re-wild the forest surrounding Cambodia's historic Angkor Temple Complex. This forest once flourished with diverse wildlife, until over-hunting in the late 20th century decimated these populations. However, since becoming a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992, this barren jungle is now well protected and suited for wildlife reintroduction. In 2013, Wildlife Alliance was given permission by the Cambodian government to reintroduce species that once lived here.
$10,000.00
total goal
$6,290.00
remaining
10
donors
2
monthly donors
1
year active

Challenge

The project has seen major breakthroughs with the successful releases of Endangered gibbons and langurs, as well as the birth of a baby to the released gibbon pair. In 2015, we would like to take the next step and release other native and threatened species. However, each animal requires specific release protocols and enclosures for them to successfully acclimate to their new surroundings, as well as radio collars and camera traps to ensure they are healthy and safe after their release.

Solution

To successfully release rehabilitated wild animals it is essential that they are monitored closely so that protocols may be adapted if situations change. Your gift will provide the necessary equipment and protection to help us release sambar and muntjac deer, binturongs and civets this year. The project will help boost the populations of these threatened animals, bring wildlife back to this protected forest and most importantly give these animals a second chance at life in the wild.

Long-Term Impact

One of the most challenging aspects of reintroducing wildlife is finding safe and suitable habitat to release the animals in. Stretching over 40,000 hectares, this project provides us with a unique chance to give various threatened species an opportunity thrive and grow populations with sufficient genetic diversity. The adjoining temples receive around 2 million visitors a year, allowing us to also educate visitors on the importance of wildlife conservation and protection.

Resources

http:/​/​www.wildlifealliance.org
Gibbons Have Baby Video!
Gibbon Releases Video
New Zealand Herald: The Re-wilding of Angkor Wat
News: Englishman returning wildlife to Angkor

Organization Information

Wildlife Alliance

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.wildlifealliance.org
Project Leader:
Sheena Thiruselvan
Development Officer
New York, NY United States

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