Nearly 40 passionate volunteers joined the 30th Biology Blitz last Saturday, which was organized to combat the illegal wildlife trade in Ho Chi Minh City. This was a great opportunity for wildlife enthusiasts to do something practical to support conservation, as well as develop their monitoring skills. At the end of the day, the results were amazing: 31 existing cases and 60 businesses were checked, and 12 new crimes were reported.
The following day, ENV’s Volunteer Recruitment Event in Sai Gon University, Ho Chi Minh City, was well received by young participants who came to practice monitoring. For most volunteers, this was the first time they had participated in such an activity, resulting in an enthusiastic, if a little nervous, group. One volunteer said: “I felt a bit nervous about my first time monitoring, but thanks to working hard in practice, I did it well. I hope to have more opportunities to be able to train and practice to improve my skills for wildlife conservation.”