Helping endangered species comes with many challenges, from coordinating with foreign governments, to securing funds to pay for all the work. Public support for endangered species is generally linked to the animal’s appearance. Charismatic creatures like giant panda and tigers get lots of much needed media attention, but there are other animals that don’t have widespread appeal, that are just as in need of our help. One such species is the Eld’s deer. We’re part of a project in Cambodia with Wildlife Alliance, actively working towards creating a healthy captive population of Eld’s deer ready to one day release back into the wild.
Wildlife Alliance are a long established organisation that offer direct protection to forests and wildlife in Cambodia. We’re donating equipment, contributing staff expertise and funding a new breeding facility being built in Cambodia.