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Save Vietnam's Wildlife Monthly Newsletter - July 2015
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Dear Friends and Supporters,
As we announced in our last, quarterly newsletter, our newsletter will now come to you monthly- allowing us to better keep in touch with you. This newsletter highlights Save Vietnam’s Wildlife’s 1 year anniversary and our Crowdfunding for the Pangolin and Small Carnivore Education Centre. As always, we have included updates about our activities and animals. If you don't already, you're invited to follow us one Facebook and Twitter - the links to both are in this newsletter.

Our first year has flown and it’s time for us to celebrate this important milestone. We must thank YOU, our friends and supporters around the world. None of this would be possible without your help. So thank you, and here’s to another great year working together to Save Vietnam’s Wildlife!
Crowdfunding for the Pangolin and Small Carnivore Education Centre
 
In response to the urgent need for engaging wildlife education in Vietnam, our Pangolin and Small Carnivore Education Centre will be full of interactive and immersive visitor experiences; experiences that are powerful tools in education, encouraging visitors to explore wildlife issues, and evoking emotional responses in people. 
 
To make this a reality, we are calling for more support. We have recently launched a
crowdfundingcampaignon . FunRazr.com The Pangolin and Small Carnivore Education Centre will be somewhat of a first for Vietnam, and we hope it will be a powerful change angent for conservation in the country.
 
Learn more about
thecampaignat: http://bit.ly/SVW_edu_centre , and please consider getting behind our campaign. Thank you VERY MUCH! 
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RESCUE, REHABILATION AND RELEASE
RELEASE A LEOPARD CAT BACK INTO THE WILD
On July 30th, 2015, a rescue leopard cat named Tan Thanh was released back into the wild in Cuc Phuong National Park after 7 months rehabilitated in the Carnivore and Pangolin Conervation Program. She was confiscated from the illegal wildlife trade by Lang Son FPD and at the Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Program since September 2014. “Releasing the leopard cat back into the wild brings a better life for the cat and  increases the number of leopard cat populations  in Cuc Phuong National Park.”, CPCP Manager, Tran Quang Phuong shared. 
WEIGHING BABY PANGOLINS
You’ll remember we celebrated the birth of three pangolin pups, born to mothers rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. We’re excited to update you that all three are doing well. To help us monitor their growth, we weigh the pups weekly and they currently weigh-in at 1.1kg, 520g, and 500g. All three mothers are being provided with additional nutritious food while they nurse their pups. Perhaps most excitingly, our biggest pup who many of you might know as ‘Miracle’ is already trying solid food and will lick ants from his mum’s bowl.  
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WILDLIFE EDUCATION
AMERICAN STUDENTS VISITED THE CENTER
On July 10, nearly 30 students from Indiana Universtiy and Hanoi University of Science visited Cuc Phuong National Park and Save Vietnam’s Wildlife to learn about “Environmental Policy and Management in Vietnam: Inquires in Sustainability”. The students enjoyed a night trip around our center, providing them an opportunity to see all our animals and the risks that they are facing. “This is the first time I have seen pangolins, civet, binturong and leopard cat. People should act to save them before it’s too late!”, Thanh Phuong, a student from HUS shared.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WANT TO PROTECT WILDLIFE
On July 11, 2015, a student group from Hanoi Amsterdam high school and Chu Van An high School, Vietnam joined our night trip to visit the rehabilitation center. During the trip, they were introduced to both the center’s conservation activities and wild animals. The students were inspired by a story of Canh, a young boy living in Ninh Thuan province, who found and voluntarily handed over a Sunda pangolin which was crossing the road near his village. After listening to the story, the students decided to purchase T-Shirts to raising funds to save wildlife. What they are doing makes us believe that today’s youth can do a lot to save wildlife in the future.
SINGAPOREAN STUDENTS WORKED WITH ANIMALS
On July 14-15th, a 30 strong Singaporean-student-group experienced working at our rehabilitation center. The students learned how to prepare different kinds of food and enrichment devices for animals. In the evening, they worked with the keepers to feed animals and observe their noctournal behaviours. The students also learned about conservation activities that Save Vietnam’s Wildlife has done and what people can do to help wild animals.
 
US SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR SALLY JEWELL VISITED SVW
On July 1, 2015, US Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan visited our rehabilitation center. The guests were guided around the center by SVW’s Executive Director Mr. Nguyen Van Thai, and CPCP Program Manager Mr. Tran Quang Phuong. The 
honoured guests were introduced to our achievements and efforts to rescue, rehabilitate and release wild animals. Ms Jewell showed a special interest in the pangolins and other wild animals at the center. 
RESEARCH
“RESEARCH AND ASSESS THE REALITY OF PANGOLIN TRADE AND CONSUMPTION IN VIETNAM” - Update
We are excited to announce that 3000 social survey  records have been conducted by 114 volunteers after the first 2 weeks of research into pangolin consumption and trade in Vietnam. In addition, SVW field researchers have completed the survey at wildlife restaurants and traditional medicine shops in 2 northern provinces of Vietnam. To motivate the volunteers, we are organizing a contest for them to share about their work during the volunteer time. We will update about the research in the next newsletter. 
RADIO TRACKING WITH A TAIWANESE SPECIALIST
Ching-Min Sun recently
 visited our rehabilitation centre, from Taiwan, to share his research on the Chinese pangolin. Ching-Min Sun shared with our team novel methods for reliably affixing radio-transmitters to released pangolins, as well as advice on post-release monitoring and the captive management of pangolins in rehabilitation.
OUR TEAM
Hung, our head of wildlife keeper, has been working at CPCP for 4 years. He loves and understands all the habits of the animals at the center. “I love them and I miss them every weekend that I stay at home with my family. They are so lovely! People are killing them for their meat, scale and fur. It’s necessary and crucial that we work to protect these incredible animals.”

NEW STAFF MEMBER


We are delighted to introduce Ms Vu Kim Anh and Mr Pham Nhat Tan joining the team to fight for wildlife conservation in Vietnam. Kim Anh has more than a year experience working in Finance and HR for an NGO and started working as a Finance and HR Officer in August 2015 after finishing her Bachelor’s Degree in Banking and Finance. Tan started working at Save Vietnam's Wildlife in July 2015. He holds BSc (Hons) Natural Resource Management and works as a Field Research Officer. 
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We would like to say a big thank you to supporters across the globe, without whom we could not carryout our vital operations.
 
Organization Donors Individual Donors
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