Wildlife Alliance is the leader in direct protection to forests and wildlife in tropical Asia.
ASAP Species That We Work On
What We Do
Wildlife Alliance implements two strategies for protecting ASAP species in Cambodia:
- Provides in-situ protection to the largest un-fragmented mainland rainforest remaining in Southeast Asia, in the heart of the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot which supports populations of >55 IUCN Threatened species of vertebrates, including 6 ASAP Species, and serves as the region’s most important watershed, climate regulator and carbon sink. The ASAP species benefiting from the direct protection are the Sunda Pangolin (Manis javanica), the Siamese Crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis), the Southern River Terrapin (Batagur affinis), Giant Ibis (Thaumatibis gigantean), Spoon-billed Sandpiper (Calidris pygmaea) and the Elongated Tortoise (Indotestudo elongata). In the last 18 months, the Ministry of Environment-Wildlife Alliance rangers protected 1.4 million hectares, patrolled 7,654 times, cracked down on 171 cases of land encroachment, filed 204 legal complaints, issued 277 fines and sent 87 cases to courts. The patrol teams removed 983 illegal poaching camps, retrieved 2,179 cubic metres of wood, 1,954 chainsaws, 169 vehicles, 43 bulldozers, 173 motorbikes, and 271 homemade guns. They also removed 32,322 wildlife traps, rescued 747 wild animals from traps and 206 more from poachers.
- Wildlife Alliance operates an urban wildlife law enforcement team in partnership with the Forestry Administration, the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) that cracks down 24/7 on the illegal wildlife trade on national roads and in cities, investigates trade networks, apprehends traffickers, and rescues and releases animals that have fallen victim to the trade. The team have rescued live ASAP individuals of 385 Sunda Pangolin (Manis javanica), 246 Southern River Terrapins (Batagur affinis), 4,545 Elongated Tortoises (Indotestudo elongata) and 35 Siamese Crocodiles (Crocodylus siamensis). In total, WRRT has cracked down on illegal shipments being smuggled to black markets in Vietnam and China, thus rescuing over 70,000 live wild animals.
Wildlife Alliance has an ongoing release program for the Sunda pangolin in the Cardamom Rainforest Landscape.
Where We Work