Action against extinction

We are a small Vietnamese non-governmental organization leading the fight against illegal wildlife trade, trafficking, and consumption. For more than 20 years, achievements to end Vietnam’s illegal wildlife trade have been possible thanks to donors who support creative, strategic, and decisive actions that protect wildlife in the short term and long term. Your support is crucial to continuing these efforts and safeguarding a sustainable future for wildlife, both in Vietnam and globally.

Hanoi, September 6, 2023 – Education for Nature – Vietnam (ENV) has released the Prosecution Review: Wildlife Trafficking Cases in Vietnam 2022, a reviewof the performance of Vietnam’s criminal justice system in dealing with wildlife trafficking cases in 2022.

Vital resource for turtle identification distributed amongst authorities, national parks and wildlife rescue centers in Vietnam

Education for Nature – Vietnam (ENV) and long-time partner, the Asian Turtle Program (ATP), printed and released 1,500 copies of the 2022 Vietnam Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Identification Book. In light of the ongoing and serious level of illegal turtle and tortoise trade in Vietnam, this key resource provides guidance to authorities and rescue centers in distinguishing between the 26 tortoise and freshwater turtles species native to Vietnam, helping ensure appropriate care, facility placement, and habitat release, as well as providing guidance on the law and punishment for turtle trafficking.

ENV’s latest PSA encourages action from the public in tackling wildlife crime

Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV) released its latest Public Service Announcement (PSA), “Reporting to the ENV Hotline: 1800-1522”. It is an animation, beginning with a member of a public seeing live wildlife illegally in captivity, and ending with the animal being safely relocated to a sanctuary.

First-ever wildlife travel guide launched in partnership with Where in Vietnam

On Wednesday, August 31st, Where in Vietnam (WIV), in cooperation with Education for Nature – Vietnam (ENV), released a new Vietnam Wildlife Guide to provide tourists and expats with the top spots to safely observe nature and Vietnam’s wild animals. Make your trip more meaningful by tapping into the often-overlooked biodiversity that Vietnam has to offer!

Hanoi, October 19, 2022 – Education for Nature – Vietnam (ENV) has once again released The Law Enforcement Responsiveness Report, which has highlighted actions taken by authorities in response to wildlife crime reports in the 62 provinces that received publicly reported crimes (excluding only Bac Lieu) in 2021

Hanoi, November 1, 2022 – Education for Nature – Vietnam (ENV) has released their 52nd Public Service Announcement (PSA) to date, depicting the health risks posed by dining in a restaurant where questionable wildlife meat is served and urging the public to avoid such establishments, thereby helping to avoid another global pandemic.

Hanoi, November 6, 2022 – Yesterday, Education for Nature – Vietnam (ENV), in collaboration with event organizers, Sporting Republic, hosted the 7th Hanoi Half Marathon “Run for Wildlife” at Ciputra Hanoi International City. This event was specifically aimed at encouraging the public not to consume traditional medicines (TM) made from wild animal parts.

Hanoi, December 23, 2022 – Education for Nature – Vietnam (ENV) has released their 53rd Public Service Announcement (PSA) to date, ‘Ditzy Man’ as a friendly reminder to every citizen in Vietnam that wildlife is protected by law and violations might face serious consequences.

Hanoi, March 28, 2023 – Today, Education for Nature - Vietnam (ENV) released a Public Service Announcement (PSA) challenging the belief that elephant ivory is a symbol of luxury and good fortune. African elephants are frequently poached for their tusks to meet demand in China and Vietnam, and this PSA strives to reduce demand for such products through promoting greater awareness and presenting ivory jewelry as something ugly and harmful to elephants.

Hanoi, June 30, 2023 – Today, Education for Nature – Vietnam (ENV) released their 55th Public Service Announcement (PSA) to date, this time bringing attention to the illegal hunting, trade, and advertising that is threatening the survival of marine turtles.

Hanoi, August 10, 2023 – Education for Nature – Vietnam (ENV) has released the CWT (combatting wildlife trafficking) Responsiveness and Performance Report 2022, an independent evaluation of the performance of law enforcement agencies in dealing with publicly reported wildlife crime in Vietnam.

USAID, MARD Launch New Project to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

Today, in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), and with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman joining, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a new project to help Vietnam control the increasingly serious wildlife trafficking situation.

ENV releases first newsletter of 2022

ENV is pleased to release our first newsletter in 2022, offering you all the key updates from the first quarter of this year. Our Wildlife Watch newsletter provides statistics, stories, events, and key wildlife trade developments which took place from January to March.

ENV urges public not to use traditional medicine made from wildlife

ENV launched a new outreach event focused on encouraging the public not to use traditional medicine (TM) made from wildlife. The new event is the first of many that will be held in major cities throughout Vietnam in the coming year. Volunteers from ENV’s Hanoi Wildlife Protection Club hosted the event, held at Lotte Mart Ba Dinh, Hanoi.

Positive action in the New Year sets the tone for an end to bear farming in Vietnam

Today, nine bears were transferred from the farms and facilities of three bear owners in Binh Duong province, Vietnam. This event marks the culmination of years of collaboration by ENV, the authorities, bear owners, and other NGOs, including World Animal Protection and Four Paws, who are joint members of our Vietnam Bear Coalition.

Latest Newsletter from November to December 2021

Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV) is thrilled to share our latest newsletter to round off the year, highlighting the most important news and achievements from November and December 2021.

Record prison sentence for rhino horn trafficker in Vietnam

A subject in Hanoi was sentenced to 14 years in prison for attempting to traffic rhino horn through Noi Bai Airport. This was a landmark case, being the longest prison sentence ever handed out in Vietnam for such crimes.

New ENV Newsletter released for October 2021

Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV) is excited to share all the key updates from our work with you in our latest ENV newsletter: Wildlife Watch, October 2021 Edition. This issue features some of our latest viral adverts and crime deterrence films, our successes in shutting down online wildlife markets, our concerns around tiger farms and the growing exotic pet trade, and much more.

Second to Last Bear Farm in Long An Province Shut Down

On October 26, 2021, three Asiatic black bears were transferred from a bear farm in Long An province to Cat Tien Bear Rescue Center!

First-ever Caracal Confiscated from Illegal Wildlife Trade in Vietnam

ENV has secured the first-ever confiscation of a caracal from Vietnam’s illegal wildlife trade! Caracals are medium-sized carnivorous wild cats indigenous to central Asia and Africa. This caracal was being kept as an illegal exotic “pet” in Hanoi when it was reported to ENV.

New ENV Newsletter Highlights September 2021 Achievements

Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV) is thrilled to share our latest ENV newsletter: Wildlife Watch, September 2021 Edition. This publication contains ENV’s September activities and achievements from each of our departments combatting Vietnam’s illegal wildlife trade through a wide array of strategies.

New Public Service Announcement “Safer with Science”

Today, Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV) has just released the newest Public Service Announcement (PSA), Safer with Science, which drives home the fact that Vietnam is moving towards a future that chooses modern medicine over wildlife products.

The Woman Fighting Wildlife Crime in Vietnam

Have you ever wondered how ENV handles a wildlife crime case from beginning to end? Well, look no further! Our newest film, The Women Fighting Wildlife Crime in Vietnam, highlights exactly how our team turns public reports into prison sentences.

You Get What You Give: Give Bears a Better Life and Receive the Same

Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV) debuts the newest Public Service Announcement (PSA), Bear Karma, shinning a light onto the dark reality of Vietnamese bear bile farms which keep modern-day Vietnam bound to adverse practices of the past.

Earn Respect, Save Face, Say NO to Rhino Horn

Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV) has just released its newest Public Service Announcement (PSA), “When Rhinos Lose Their Face, Consumers Lose Face Too” a short film that emphasizes how respect is earned through honorable acts, not by trying to impress others with rhino horn.

A major breakthrough in combatting illegal tiger trafficking in Nghe An

On August 1, 2021, Nghe An Environment Police stopped a vehicle and discovered 7 live tiger cubs being illegally trafficked, resulting in 2 subjects arrested who stated they were hired by an unidentified Laotian to smuggle the cubs from Ha Tinh province to Dien Chau district of Nghe An.

Education for Nature - Vietnam (ENV) released its 56th Public Service Announcement (PSA), titled “Knock Knock.” The PSA aims to raise public awareness about everyday wildlife crimes and the negative consequences associated with these violations. The repetitive “knock, knock” heard throughout the PSA serves as a wake-up call and a reminder that anyone can become culpable for wildlife violations, whether accidentally or intentionally.


ENV released their 57th Public Service Announcement (PSA), produced with support from the USAID Saving Threatened Wildlife project and Humane Society International of Australia. The PSA is aimed at encouraging the public to protect wildlife by reporting wildlife violations to the ENV toll-free Wildlife Crime Hotline at 1800-1522. The PSA showcases a typical working day at the ENV Wildlife Crime Unit. Officers receive wildlife crime reports from the public throughout the country, passing on the reports to the relevant authorities. The bustling scenes depict their collaboration with law enforcement agencies during operations that lead to the arrest of criminals and confiscation of wildlife. The scene […]

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