Under the High Patronage of His Majesty NORODOM SIHAMONI, King of Cambodia

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Through our Combating Wildlife Trafficking grant program, we have supported some of the continuing activities of the Wildlife Alliance's Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team, such as helping the Cambodian government to institutionalize a national wildlife crime program by training additional wildlife officers. The program aims to protect Cambodia's endangered wildlife including Asian elephants, leopards, Malayan sunbears, and pangolins.

The numbers are impressive. Since 2001, the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team has seized over 70,000 live animals, 30 tons of bush meat, over 30 tons of body parts (for use in traditional Chinese medicine) and arrested close to 4,000 illegal wildlife traders.

This image shows the results of a 2014 raid. The office of the China Sichuan & Chongqing Chamber of Commerce in Phnom Penh was in fact a wildlife skinning operation that was exporting skins to China. It was using Chamber of Commerce as a front. The rescue team seized 19 clouded leopard skins, 2 asian golden cat skins, 3 leopard skins (1 fake), and 10 otter skins. A Chinese National was arrested in conjuction with the raid, and given the maximum penalty under law to pay approximately $25,000.

The Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team has received an award for “Best Wildlife Law Enforcement Unit in Asia” by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment).

Suwanna Gauntlett

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1 week 3 days ago

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Weapons of Mass Extinction
Snares – either metal or rope – are indiscriminately killing wildlife across Southeast Asia, from elephants to mouse deer. The problem has become so bad that scientists are referring to protected areas in the region as “empty forests.”
Read more: ▶ http://bit.ly/2JbDbEl (Removal of Snares)
A simple brake cable for motorbikes can kill a tiger, a bear, even a young elephant in Southeast Asia. Local hunters use these ubiquitous wires to create snares – indiscriminate forest bombs – that are crippling and killing Southeast Asia’s most charismatic species and many lesser-known animals as well. A fact from a new paper in Biodiversity Conservation highlights the scale of this epidemic: in Cambodia’s Southern Cardamom National Park rangers with the Wildlife Alliance removed 109,217 snares over just six years.
#JoinTheAlliance #Snared #EmptyForests #Conservation #Cardamom #snares #killingwildlife

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Why Is This Baby Elephant Swinging Its Trunk Like a Helicopter?

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The Evolutionary Origin of Descending Testicles

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Elephant ecotourism stomps illegal logging

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2 weeks 16 hours ago

Airavata Elephant Foundation shared Thmey Thmey Video News's video.

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Airavata Elephant Foundation

2 weeks 2 days ago

Airavata Elephant Foundation shared Hashem Al-Ghaili's video.

Elephants are super intelligent and affectionate creatures.

Gavroche Thaïlande

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2 weeks 3 days ago

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GAVROCHE MAGAZINE | En quelques années, les balades à dos d’éléphant sont passées d’attraction majeure vantée dans tous les guides à une pratique barbare où les pachydermes seraient soumis aux pires tortures. Des actes relayés sur les réseaux sociaux par une vidéo qui a choqué l’opinion, au point d’inciter certains tours opérateurs à les retirer de leurs circuits et les propriétaires de camps en Thaïlande à abandonner cette activité. Mais les experts sont unanimes : le public a été trompé. Qui, alors, est à l’origine de cet « elephant bashing » ? Et dans quel but ? Notre contre-enquête à lire dans le nouveau numéro disponible ici 👉 http://www.gavroche-thailande.com/abonnement

Gavroche Thaïlande

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2 weeks 3 days ago

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GAVROCHE MAGAZINE | En quelques années, les balades à dos d’éléphant sont passées d’attraction majeure vantée dans tous les guides à une pratique barbare où les pachydermes seraient soumis aux pires tortures. Des actes relayés sur les réseaux sociaux par une vidéo qui a choqué l’opinion, au point d’inciter certains tours opérateurs à les retirer de leurs circuits et les propriétaires de camps en Thaïlande à abandonner cette activité. Mais les experts sont unanimes : le public a été trompé. Qui, alors, est à l’origine de cet « elephant bashing » ? Et dans quel but ? Notre contre-enquête à lire dans le nouveau numéro disponible ici 👉 http://www.gavroche-thailande.com/abonnement