Xin Chao from Vietnam! It's been an amazing month.
We just turned two...
Dear Friends and Supporters, Save Vietnam's Wildlife turned 2 in July. We had a small party, celebrated our achievements and watched a short video about us growing up.
Time flies, does it not?
Two years have passed, and we really could not done it without you all. So, now seems like a good time to say thank you for all the support in the last two years. No matter how fast time goes, we believe that Save Vietnam's Wildlife will always have you beside us in this long road of preserving what we all treasure.
Watch The Video!
So what's next?
Building capacity in the conservation sector in Vietnam by carrying out training programs
between conservation centers, and enforcement officers, working closer with government to improve laws protecting wildlife, building our education and outreach programs, getting a lot more focused on research on our focal species ecology and distribution and of course rescue, rehabilitating and safely releasing pangolins and small carnivores back to the wild.
Is being a pangolin happy?
Thai says no!
Wildaid and Change Vietnam have just launched a 3-year campaign focusing on raising awareness of Vietnamese people on pangolin consumption .
Thai - our Executive Director - gave an impressive speech at the campaign launch as he talked about his experiences working in pangolin conservation for the last 11 years. Obviously, as pointed out by Thai, pangolins have suffered too much for whole decade as the figure of confiscation case keeps getting bigger year by year.
The media says no
One positive sign is that pangolins are getting attention in Vietnam now. Before the launch, we also welcomed Vietnamese National Channel - VTV - filming and broadcasting about the current situation of the illegal pangolin trade in our country as more audience understand how cruel this trade is.
The kids also said no
Our edu center had a special tour for children of the staff of the Israeli Embassy. The kids loved it here, learned a lesson about pangolins and other animals and got information about how they can help to save Vietnam's wildlife.
But the rescued may say yes!
Remember 22 pangolins we rescued last month? They are eating well and happy as the releasing day is closer than ever. We really can not wait to update more information for you.
These release are very costly as we need to hire transport, and cover food cost for both staff and pangolins while on the road. We also have just bought new transport boxes that are easier
for staff to use during the long trek into the forest release sites. They are also more comfortable for the pangolins. Any kind of support is much appreciated.
Meet Hai Our new VET.
Graduating from University of Agriculture and Forestry and gaining experience from working with animal and training course oversea, Hai joined the team to work with people who "share the same humane value toward the animals".
You can check out the welcome post for Hai or take a look at his task, such as operating a civet's tail.
Meet Attila Our new Owston's civet.
Attila - the baby from the Owston's civet breeding program
Attila's dad (Dong Hoi) travelled all the way from UK to meet its mum (Hoa Binh) in our center two years ago to take part in Conservation Breeding Loan Program which aims to increase the genetic diversity of endangered Owston's civets. Such a happy ending right?
And another Leopard Cat
We received a call reporting wildlife trade from Bac Giang province, and worked with the town's rangers to bring back the leopard cat safe and sound. Once health checks are finalized and permissions from authorities given, we will release this leopard cat back to the wild.
As always, you can become a sponsor of Attila or any of our animals by taking action. Sponsor Now! »
Thank you! for supporting us.
We just can not thank you enough for supporting us for the first two years and really believe that we still get that much love in the future.