[wildtrade] Protecting a Tropical Treasure
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Wed Dec 23 18:29:28 GMT 2009
Donate for Wildlife & Forests
2009 email appeal #1
Dear Wildlife Supporter,
Reading our weekly reports from the ranger stations protecting one of
Southeast Asia's largest rainforests, you see unbelievable things:
"Your gifts make this work possible – and now is the time to
show your commitment to wildlife and forests."
* October 19: Confiscated one military truck in protected forest
and 5.5 cubic meters of illegally logged timber, one chainsaw
and one AK-47 with ammunition.
* November 21: Found and removed 405 rope snares which are being
kept at station. Released 1 live civet cat found in a snare.
* November 23: Found 750 meters of pangolin nets and 57 rope
snares. Released 1 female red deer, about 50 kg.
While other forests in developing countries are fragmented by
development, slashed and burned for agriculture, drowned under
hydroelectric reservoirs, or chopped down for lumber, the Cardamoms
stand as the second-largest intact rainforest in Southeast Asia.
Without continued vigilance, this natural wonder could be lost
forever. Only Wildlife Alliance's forest rangers stand between this
emerald and the illegal logging and wildlife poaching syndicates who
profit from the planetís natural treasures.
Please make a generous gift this year to support our efforts
Your gift will ensure that future generations can thrill to the
awesome splendor of a tiger in the wild, shiver at the call of a
gibbon in the night, and watch the migrations of cranes and storks
soaring across a blue sky above a vast forest of green.
Thank you so much.
Cambodia Country Director
Director of U.S. Operations
Wildlife Rescue Director
p.s. We know that scientific research, environmental education, and
sustainable livelihoods are critical for long-term species and habitat
conservation. But for many species, there will be no opportunity for
long-term conservation unless we act now! Make a gift today! A gift to
Wildlife Alliance supports wildlife and forests and not large
research and lobbying offices!
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