Rangers find 109,217 snares in a single park in Cambodia

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.”

The Guardian 

Last updated on 07 June 2019

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Cambodia
Indonesia
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Myanmar
Viet Nam
Region: 
South-East Asia
Threats: 
Unsustainable hunting and trapping
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals