Help Care for Rescued Animals in Cambodia

by Wildlife Alliance
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Help Care for Rescued Animals in Cambodia
Help Care for Rescued Animals in Cambodia
Help Care for Rescued Animals in Cambodia
Help Care for Rescued Animals in Cambodia
Help Care for Rescued Animals in Cambodia
Help Care for Rescued Animals in Cambodia
Help Care for Rescued Animals in Cambodia
Help Care for Rescued Animals in Cambodia
Help Care for Rescued Animals in Cambodia
Help Care for Rescued Animals in Cambodia
Help Care for Rescued Animals in Cambodia
Help Care for Rescued Animals in Cambodia
Help Care for Rescued Animals in Cambodia
Help Care for Rescued Animals in Cambodia
Help Care for Rescued Animals in Cambodia
Help Care for Rescued Animals in Cambodia
Help Care for Rescued Animals in Cambodia
Help Care for Rescued Animals in Cambodia
Help Care for Rescued Animals in Cambodia
Help Care for Rescued Animals in Cambodia
Help Care for Rescued Animals in Cambodia
Help Care for Rescued Animals in Cambodia
Help Care for Rescued Animals in Cambodia
Help Care for Rescued Animals in Cambodia
Help Care for Rescued Animals in Cambodia

Summary

Wildlife Alliance rehabilitates animals rescued from Cambodia's illegal trade at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center. After a period of care, ~80% are released into protected habitat. Animals unsuited for release are provided a permanent home in large, natural enclosures customized to their needs. Threatened species with good release prospects are able to bond and mate. Captive-bred offspring are released to bolster wild populations and species once extirpated are reintroduced to native sites.

$195,000
total goal
$26,159
remaining
1,057
donors
11
monthly donors
20
fundraisers
13
years

Challenge

Animals rescued from the illegal wildlife trade need specialized rehabilitation. Some suffer permanent physical or psychological injuries and require expensive, lifelong care. Phnom Tamao houses over 1,200 animals from 100+ species. Every month, new rescues arrive and rehabilitated wildlife is released. No animal in need is ever turned away. Our project ensures each receives humane, quality care, including disabled elephant Chhouk whose foot was snared as a calf and now has a prosthetic shoe.

Solution

Our project increases survival and release rates for rescued wildlife through proper veterinary and daily care. Animals thrive in large enclosures set within a large surrounding forest, are fed natural diets, provided enrichment opportunities, and are deeply loved by the Centre's dedicated staff. The stories of resident ambassador animals educate ~300,000 visitors/year about the illegal wildlife trade and model humane captive care in contrast to the cruelty of many local zoos and circuses.

Long-Term Impact

Your donations ensure rescued animals are properly rehabilitated and either released into well-protected habitat or provided permanent sanctuary. Without this project, many would not survive. Released animals support the long-term recovery of Cambodia's wildlife populations. The Centre is visited by ~300,000 local visitors annually, fostering appreciation for their native fauna and educating them about why they should not participate in any aspect of the illegal wildlife trade.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

Organization Information

Wildlife Alliance

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @WildlifeRescue
Project Leader:
Elisabeth Gish
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
$168,841 raised of $195,000 goal
 
2,090 donations
$26,159 to go
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