Cambodia has long been a hub of wildlife trafficking. Nick Marx, Wildlife Programs Director of the Wildlife Alliance, says his efforts at combating the illegal wildlife trade in Southeast Asia has saved more than 56,000 animals from certain destruction.
"The problem that we face is trying to change the culture, where for many years, wildlife has been used for food or medicine. “
A wildlife advocate who is also known as the man who changed the image of a zoo in Cambodia from "the place where wildlife going to die", told participants that combating the illegal wildlife trade in Cambodia has improved, but his team is too small to do the job.
Nick Marx spoke to VOA Khmer’s Pin Sisovann after his presentation at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C. on October 16, 2013. The topic: Combating The Illegal Wildlife Trades in Southeast Asia.