Raise $15K for the Community Anti-Poaching Unit in Chi Phat, Cambodia
The Southern Cardamoms, located in the Cardamom Mountains, is host to the second largest contiguous rain-forest still standing in Southeast Asia. This important eco-region is home to all of Cambodia's endangered mammals including Asian elephant, Clouded Leopard, Asiatic Black Bear, Malayan Sun Bear, Humpback Dolphin, Irrawaddy Dolphin and the critically endangered Siamese Crocodile previously thought to be extinct.
The Community Anti-Poaching Unit is a team of local men and police that conduct patrols around the perimeter of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Station operated by Wildlife Alliance near Chi Phat. This important outpost is where rescued wildlife are nursed back to health until they are ready to be released back into the wild. The primary goal of CAPU is to find and remove snares from the forest and interrupt illegal logging activities.
Each year, For The Animals commits to raising funds to provide salaries for the team as well as the equipment they need for their patrols. The salaries enable the team to support their families in a legal manner and protect the forest from both illegal loggers and poachers (the groups interrupted last year were both hunters and loggers). The team camp deep in the forest for 4 days at a time and require uniforms, boots, tarpaulins and first aid supplies. They are protecting an area that survives mainly on ecotourism
In 2015 alone, the rangers removed over 1,000 snares and interrupted 5 illegal logging activities. They also rescued live animals caught in snares including civets…snares are the most common form of hunting in Cambodia currently and they are decimating wildlife populations in other areas.
Help us raise $15,000 this year to ensure the team can continue to protect wildlife in the Southern Cardamoms!
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Ending 30th June 2017