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Halting Southeast Asia's Snaring Crisis
Snares, which can be made cheaply and quickly out of rope, cables or wires, are being set at an alarming rate across Southeast Asia’s forests, devastating wildlife populations and emptying forests across the region.

It is estimated that millions of snares are set each year in the protected areas of Cambodia, Laos and Viet Nam. These snares trap animals indiscriminately, injuring and killing many of the most threatened species in the region.

What WWF is doing

Much needs to be done to end the snaring crisis. Together with governments, conservation organisations and local communities, we are:

  • Improving forest management through patrolling, snare removal and advocating for improved legislation and enforcement of policy
  • Increasing understanding among policymakers and the general public about the devastating impacts of snares on wildlife, ecosystems and people
  • Rallying public support for endemic and endangered species in the region to pressure their governments to respond