Image of Chhuok before the rescue

In March 2007, Wildlife Alliance Director of Care for Rescued Wildlife, Nick Marx and FA head vet, Dr Nhim Thy travelled to Mondulkiri to begin an incredible Elephant Rescue story. Their task was to inspect an injured elephant calf that had been wandering alone in the forest with a severe wound to his limb from a snare.

The calf found a bull Elephant that was cared for by WWF.

All Blockquoted text in this article is from the original report by Nick Marx, present at the time.

Happy to find the company of its own kind, the calf followed the big bull back to Trapeang Chhouk, a WWF patrol station in the area.

He was in a very bad way and it seemed almost certain that the young elephant would die, he was so badly injured and undernourished.

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Image of girls planting a tree

Reforestation in Takeo is underway. Torch Tours are proud to announce that this month we have planted 600 trees in the rural Cambodian province of Takeo.

Reforestation is important in many ways. Trees combat climate change, clean the air by producing oxygen, they prevent soil erosion and provide food.

Tree planting is a great opportunity to bring people together, involving both communities and visitors in a peaceful activity that improves the quality of life for everyone. Furthermore, everyone plays an important role at a tree planting event.

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Image of group of people pplanting tree donated by Torch Tours

Get Tree Planting with Torch Tours – Reforest, Not Deforest! Join us getting down and dirty planting trees.

Torch Tours are now offering you the chance to join us on our latest project, Reforest Not Deforest!

Everyone’s a winner! (more…)

Floating Village, Siem Reap

Naturally, Siem Reap is best known for being home to Cambodia’s top tourist attraction, Angkor Wat.  

That being said, Siem  Reap, not only offers this monumental temple for folk to flock to see. There’s still some lesser known places most people who visit agree, not one of them ‘s left disappointed but glad of the chance to have been.

Good planning ahead of arrival relieves any need to feel rushed. Take the time to unwind, put your feet up. Relax, so your body adjusts. The heat can be very exhausting. It’s best to keep out of the sun.  Remember that water’s important, so drink as much as you can.

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Image of a man in Cambodia

Cambodia really has got a lot to offer from its timeless landscapes, ancient and modern history and culture and the incredible hospitality of the people keep tourists coming back for more. Here are a few reasons why the country should be on everyone’s must-see list.

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Siem Reap - Phnom Penh 5 Days, 4 Nights (Arrival PM)

Encompassing 82 sq miles (212 sq km) of coastal land, the varied landscape of Ream National Park includes white sand beaches, mangrove forests, and the Prek Toeuk Sap Estuary. (more…)