As a locally led frontline Non-profit organisation in Vietnam, we rely on our supporters, donors and volunteers who make our work possible. Without our supporters, animals would not fed, let alone released. We wouldn’t have money to hire the truck to transport pangolins to release sites, we wouldn’t have enough medical supplies to look after animals when they come to injured and sick from the illegal wildlife trade. We wouldn’t have staff to work with communities, train rangers and lobby for law changes nationally.
On Saturday 20th February, Save Vietnam’s Wildlife in collaboration with Cuc Phuong National Park opened Vietnam’s first wildlife education centre that focusses on pangolins, the most traded animal in the world. The Carnivore and Pangolin Education Centre is a crucial part of Save Vietnam’s Wildlife efforts to fight the wildlife trade in critically endangered pangolins and other threatened carnivores in Vietnam. The opening occurred on World Pangolin Day, an internationally recognised day that offers the opportunity for pangolin enthusiasts and conservationists to join together in raising awareness about these unique mammals and their plight.
The Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Program (CPCP), a collaboration between Save Vietnam's Wildlife (SVW) and Cuc Phuong National Park has released 16 Sunda Pangolins on Wednesday, the 17th of February in a safe and undisclosed location in Vietnam. The critically endangered pangolins were rescued from the wildlife trade and rehabilitated at SVW/CPCP in Cuc Phuong National Park, Ninh Binh Province. The release occurred in the lead up to World Pangolin Day.
On 22nd November 2015, the Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Program (CPCP), a collaboration between Save Vietnam’s Wildlife (SVW) and Cuc Phuong National Park, released 24 rescued pangolins back into a protected area in the centre of Vietnam.
“I do not know anything, do not ask me!” - That is the most frequent answer which I received from local people during my field trips fews months support the project “Research and Assess the Reality of Pangolin Trade and Consumption in Vietnam” as a volunteer.
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.