Help Rangers Protect Endangered Cambodian Wildlife

by Wildlife Alliance
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Help Rangers Protect Endangered Cambodian Wildlife
Help Rangers Protect Endangered Cambodian Wildlife
Help Rangers Protect Endangered Cambodian Wildlife
Help Rangers Protect Endangered Cambodian Wildlife
Help Rangers Protect Endangered Cambodian Wildlife
Help Rangers Protect Endangered Cambodian Wildlife
Help Rangers Protect Endangered Cambodian Wildlife
Help Rangers Protect Endangered Cambodian Wildlife
Help Rangers Protect Endangered Cambodian Wildlife
Help Rangers Protect Endangered Cambodian Wildlife
Help Rangers Protect Endangered Cambodian Wildlife
Help Rangers Protect Endangered Cambodian Wildlife
Help Rangers Protect Endangered Cambodian Wildlife
Help Rangers Protect Endangered Cambodian Wildlife
Help Rangers Protect Endangered Cambodian Wildlife
Help Rangers Protect Endangered Cambodian Wildlife
Help Rangers Protect Endangered Cambodian Wildlife
Help Rangers Protect Endangered Cambodian Wildlife
Help Rangers Protect Endangered Cambodian Wildlife
Help Rangers Protect Endangered Cambodian Wildlife
Help Rangers Protect Endangered Cambodian Wildlife

Project Report | Dec 26, 2023
Rangers rescue sambar deer, pangolins and beyond!

By Demi Morjaria | Community Conservation Technical Advisor

Rangers find an illegal poaching camp
Rangers find an illegal poaching camp

Over the past few months, your donations supporting the rangers in the Cardamom Mountains have led to the rescue of over 170 live animals from Vulnerable and Critically Endangered species, such as Sambar Deer (Rusa unicolor), Sunda pangolins (Manis javanica), and elongated tortoises (Indotestudo elongata). The environmental protection units in Koh Kong province, Cambodia, demonstrated commendable efforts in combating illegal wildlife activities, resulting in significant rescues, apprehensions, and the confiscation of illegal poaching equipment.

In August, a well-executed early patrol near Phnom Kravanh National Park by the Rangers, despite the suspect's escape, successfully rescued a mountain imperial pigeon, two mouse deer, a mangrove snake, and two unidentified birds ensnared in wildlife traps. This operation underscored the Rangers' unwavering dedication to wildlife preservation.

Also in August, the Sre Ambel Rangers promptly acted on intelligence information and apprehended an offender transporting two Sunda pangolins and an elongated tortoise. Another operation in August led to the discovery an illegal poaching camp with 3 slow boats, 1 chainsaw, 220 wildlife snares and 50 meters of net. 12 Water Dragons and 1 elongated tortoise were rescued alongside a deceased red muntjac.

In September, responding to a concerned villager's plea, the Stung Proat Rangers took in an injured Sambar Deer, highlighting the indispensable role of local communities in conservation efforts. The Sambar Deer population in Southeast Asia has declined by over 50% in the last three decades due to the demand for meat and antlers. Unless addressed, this decline may lead to the complete disappearance of populations outside protected areas, potentially causing a cascade effect on predators, forcing them into starvation or prompting interactions with livestock, thereby escalating human-wildlife conflicts. The Sambar deer was then handed over to Wildlife Alliance’s Wildlife Release Station for further care before reintroducing her back into natural habitat.

The dedicated environmental protection units in Koh Kong province have significantly contributed to wildlife conservation. Through patrols, apprehensions, and collaborative initiatives with local communities, the Rangers have exemplified a steadfast commitment to preserving Cambodia's rich biodiversity. Support from GlobalGiving donors ensures the return of threatened species to their natural habitats by covering rangers’ food, salaries, transportation, and equipment costs. This support enables them to respond effectively to cases like these, whether seizing trafficked animals or assisting local villagers in wildlife encounters. Thank you for your invaluable support!

Ranges rescuing a sambar deer
Ranges rescuing a sambar deer
Weighing a rescued pangolin
Weighing a rescued pangolin
A rescued sambar deer ready for transportation
A rescued sambar deer ready for transportation
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Wildlife Alliance

Location: New York, NY - USA
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Twitter: @WildlifeRescue
Project Leader:
Demi Morjaria
Phnom Penh , Cambodia
$76,140 raised of $95,000 goal
 
1,381 donations
$18,860 to go
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