We work with urban and rural communities across the country to provide access to conservation education.
Effective conservation interventions in Vietnam are hampered by lack of local capacity for monitoring the trade of endangered wildlife and identifying at risk species. Currently we are working with the University of Vinh in Nghe An province, Vietnam to produce the first ever master’s course in combating illegal wildlife trade. This course focuses on endangered species that are frequently traded illegally in Vietnam, both on the black market and online platforms, such as primates, rhinos, tigers, bears, pangolins and elephant products. This project is no doubt add crucial value to the regional and global efforts in combating illegal trade of wildlife products in the long term, especially when Vietnam is still considered as one of the largest illegal trade hubs, transit and consumer countries.
Vietnam’s protected areas are home to globally important threatened biodiversity. These areas are typically adjacent to impoverished communities whose livelihoods depend on healthy ecosystems. Through the establishment of local libraries and a mobile conservation exhibition, this project will raise awareness among local communities to value and care for their environment. Through tailor-made educational activities and capacity building we will empower entire communities to become more engaged with sustainability. Evaluation of programme effectiveness will be a critical component of this project, ensuring that lessons about the importance of conservation education are learned and shared among the wider conservation community.
We encourage general public and engage with the industry sectors to use more sustainable practices.
Vietnamese young people are "digital natives" and are online most of the time. One way in which to engage this audience in conservation action is through digital games. The games industry is expanding rapidly and engaging millions of people, and is increasingly being used for a variety of social purposes, including behaviour change, in a number of fields, including environment and biodiversity conservation. The Wild Act Challenge will employ these approaches to help raise awareness about environmental issues amongst Vietnamese young people and then, through guidance and support, help them to discover and experience what is within their power to do about it. See more at: https://www.wildactchallenge.org/