Pangolins were introduced at the WildFest
Sunday, November 8th, 2015 - Save Vietnam’s Wildlife together with other conservation organizations joined the WildFest, the Vietnam’s first wildlife film and music festival at the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long. The event attracted about 2000 festivalgoers and our communication booth received the attention of visitors who are interested in protecting pangolins.
Many young festivalgoers visited SVW’s communications booth to learn about the pangolin issues in Vietnam - ©Ho Thi Kim Lan/SVW
At the event, 17 films about wildlife were introduced, one of which is about SVW’s pangolins conservation program illustrated pangolin crisis in Vietnam and our release rescued pangolins and back into the wild some months ago. Live performances by famous singers were also introduced. The festival aims at raising awareness of protecting wild animals and urging people in Vietnam to stop using rhino horn.
Visitor participates in naming SVW’s June born baby pangolin - ©Nguyen Phuong Thao/SVW
During the event, SVW’s communication booth provided visitors opportunity to watch the 45-second-film about our pangolin conservation work and 2 games “Naming the Pangolin Pup” and “Print your Finger to Show Your Commitment”. The awards of the first game were “Save Pangolins” t-shirts and charcoal paintings “Pangolin mother and her pup” draw by Heidi Quine, our Technical Advisor. These games attracted hundreds of festivalgoers including youth people and kids. Moreover, 500 pangolin postcards and hundreds of leaflets were handed to the visitors.
Festivalgoers printed their fingers on SVW’s pangolin pledge board to show their commitment to not use pangolin products - ©Ho Thi Kim Lan/SVW
We believe that our message “Stop using pangolin products” was successfully transferred and accepted by the festivalgoers. The event is the great opportunity for us to introduce pangolins to the public and the taking part in of festivalgoers makes us continue working to protect incredible Vietnamese Wildlife.
Submitted by Le Ngoc