Chhuok – The Elephant Rescue Story
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.
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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