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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.


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.

Illegally keeping and using macaques for entertainment purposes on social media in Vietnam

On June 26, 2024, Thanh Hoa provincial authorities responded to a publicly reported crime via the ENV Wildlife Crime Hotline and confiscated two macaques from a YouTuber who had been illegally keeping these monkeys for the purpose of using these animals as entertainers on his YouTube channel.

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