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Nguyen Van Thai Executive Director  Thai founded Save Vietnam’s Wildlife in 2014 after nearly a decade fighting for wildlife conservation in Vietnam. In 2005 he joined the Asian Pangolin Conservation Program based in Cuc Phuong National Park: first as volunteer and then as program coordinator.

After success in rescuing and rehabilitating pangolins, Thai was then responsible for all activities related to the captive management of carnivores and pangolins as the captive manager at CPCP. Thai has carried out many research projects both in captivity and in the wild, resulting in him co-authoring many published papers in international scientific journals. He was chosen as one of 40 wildlife heroes in the Wildlife Heroes book, published in the United States in 2012 and in 2016, he was awarded the prestigious Future for Nature Award. He is also Captive Ecology Vice-Chair of the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group.Thai’s success has stemmed from his devotion to threatened species backed by solid scientific research.

Thai has a Master of Science (Environmental Science) and Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management and Development from the Australian National University, and a Graduate Certificate in Durrell Endangered Species Management from the University of Kent and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.

Tran Quang Phuong CPCP Program Manager Phuong has spent the past 15 years working on protected area management issues in addition to implementing practical conservation actions such as awareness programs, field surveys, forest ranger training, university student training and ex situ breeding programs. Graduating with a BSc in Forestry at the Vietnam Forestry University, he began working in Cuc Phuong National Park in 1999 helping to create the Visitor Education Program and went on to become the Field manager for the Conservation Awareness Program. Since 2005 Phuong has been the manager of the Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Program.

Dr Gillian Fuller
Communications and Development Advisor
Gillian has worked in Media and Communications for over 20 years as a science communicator, a digital media specialist and a consultant. She holds a PhD in Semiotics (Sydney University, 1996) and was Senior Lecturer in Media, Culture and Technology at UNSW for 15 years. She is a former Director and Project Leader of some of Australia’s largest Digital Humanities projects. Gillian is a passionate environmentalist and is delighted to be working with team at SVW. During her placement she will help guiding the team through their next stage of growth: mentoring staff in management planning, and communications and fundraising strategies.

Ho Thi Kim Lan 
Education Outreach Manager
Lan has been active in wildlife conservation education since 2010. Before becoming Manager of Education Outreach at Save Vietnam’s Wildlife, Lan worked in wildlife education for Wildlife at Risk in Southern Vietnam. Lan has dedicated her life to Vietnamese conservation and is driven by the belief that education and community involvement are key to the behaviour change that is required to effect real wildlife protection. Environmental issues and wildlife protection are emerging issues in Vietnam and Lan aspires to raise these issues to greater prominence. Lan gained her Bachelor’s Degree from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Ho Chi Minh City University of Science in 2010. She also has attended international training courses and conferences which have allowed her to learn from and connect with other conservationists and educators for the benefit of Save Vietnam’s Wildlife and wildlife conservation in Vietnam.

Bryn Morgan
Research Manager
Our new Research Manager comes to us from the UK where he recently completed his MSc in Primate Conservation at Oxford Brookes University. There he chose to focus his own research on the illegal wildlife trade, which remains his focus. Prior to this, he worked over a span of ten years as an expedition leader. There, in many remote regions of the world, he has been lucky enough to experience the enormous variety our planet has to offer, from the myriad species we live with, to the varied peoples and cultures and to the many threats they face. It has also made conservation a clear path to follow into the future.

 

Vu Thi Thuy Phuong
Education Outreach Officer
Phuong is Save Vietnam’s Wildlife’s Education Officer. She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science from the Vietnam Forestry University (2012) and obtained her master’s degree in the same field at the Hanoi University of Science in 2015. Given her passion for wildlife, and knowledge and skills within science and field research, Phuong aspires to actively contribute to wildlife conservation, and the protection of biodiversity in Vietnam.

Vu Thi Kim Anh
Finance & HR Officer
Kim Anh holds a bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Sunderland,UK in 2013. She is careful and eager to learn new things. She has almost 2-year-experience working in Accounting and HR Management for the private sector. With her knowledge and practical experience and the love of animals, she joined the team to contribute her effort to wildlife conservation.

Tran Thi Mai Anh 
Field Research OfficerMai Anh is a graduate of Vietnam Forestry University, Hanoi with a major in Natural Resources Management, where she graduated first in her year. She was awarded a scholarship to attend the MyCOE/SERVIR Capstone Event in the United States in 2014 and received the 'Sao Thang Gieng' Award for her activities while at University. Mai Anh has also previously worked as a Research Assistant in conservation projects. With her passion for protecting wildlife and strong conservation awareness, Mai Anh is keen to keep evolving her skills in order to play a significant part in wildlife conservation in Vietnam. She joined our team in January 2016.

Duong Thi Ut
Administrator Officer
Ut has four years of experience in many international business projects as a translator, interpreter, and administrator. She joined our team in January 2016 as an Administrator Officer. Ut has two bachelor degrees of English for Science and Technology from Foreign Languages College and Business Administration from Economics and Management College, Hanoi University of Science and Technology. Ut is happy to use her many skills to contribute to wildlife conservation in Vietnam.

Nguyen Cong Phap Communication Officer

Phap graduated from Da Nang University of Economics specializing in Marketing, with 5 years of work experience in Media and Communications. He was also the founder of DaNangZ - the most popular online news in Da Nang city. After spending a year travelling around Asia, Phap decided to join Save Vietnam's Wildlife, hoping to contribute his time and experiences for conservation activites.

Lam Kim HaiVeterinarian
Hai has acquired diverse experiences working with animals from 2015 when he started working at Vinpearl conservation and safari park as an Animal Executive, specializing in herbivores and primates. Before gradutating from University of Agriculture and Forestry, Hai also had a chance to be trained in animal behaviour in South Africa. Joining SVW team from July 2016, Hai wishes to contribute to the veterinary services as well as the education programs.

Nguyen Thi Huong NgaEducation Outreach Intern
Nga graduated from Hanoi University of Natural Resource and Environment, with a Natural Resource Management degree. Despite the fact that environment education is still a new topic in Vietnam and not included in her major curriculum, she soon spent considerable amount of time researching on this topic. With her youth and burning passion for environment education, she hopes to utterly dedicate to our organization as well as conservation activities in Vietnam.

 

Dao Thi Thu Huong
Administrator & Finance Officer
Huong holds a Bachelor of Business Law at School of Law – Vietnam National University, Hanoi in 2013 and she is getting her Master’s Degree, major Economic Law at the same University in 2017. After nearly three years working sector as import-export officer, Huong decided to join the team at Save Vietnam’s Wildlife in December, 2016 with the hope of contributing herself to protecting the rare, precious, endangered forest animals.

Dinh Van Tham  Senior Wildlife Keeper Born within Cuc Phuong National Park Tham has an inherent love and respect for wildlife. In 1990 everyone living inside the park boundaries was forced by the government to relocate to help protect the park. In 2002 Tham joined CPCP to help protect and oversee his homeland. He is totally committed to wildlife and is an asset we couldn’t live without.

Bui Van Thu Senior Wildlife Keeper As part of  the Muong local ethnic community, Thu grew up aware of the threats imposed on wild populations by humans. Understanding the declining condition of his natural surroundings Thu decided he wanted to do something about it. Thu joined forces with CPCP in 2005 and is a dedicated hard worker, helping to change the future for Vietnam’s Wildlife.

Dinh Van Quyen Wildlife Keeper In 2007 CPCP was fortunate to have Quyen decide to team up with them. Quyen is an enthusiastic, passionate guy who believes in what CPCP is working hard to achieve. Quyen appreciates just what an amazing opportunity it is to be working with such rare species and it is encouraging to see the next generation choose a career benefitting the future of Vietnam’s wildlife. 

Dinh Van Tuan 
Wildlife Keeper  
Tuan has been working at CPCP/SVW since the beginning of 2015. Before that, he was a wildlife keeper at CPCP from 2008-2013. Being a part of local ethnic community, Tuan understands deeply about the nature and animals in Cuc Phuong. With his love, knowledge and enthusiasm for saving wildlife, Tuan is a conscientious contributor for CPCP activities and conservation works.

 

 

 
Save Vietnam’s Wildlife would like to thank the many researchers and consultants who have been working with our projects for their support.