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ENV reaches 20 in 2020. Join us in our fight to save the world’s biodiversity here in Vietnam, the acknowledged epicenter of the illegal wildlife trade.
We have a proven track record in ensuring the best possible outcomes for wildlife. Please donate today and help us continue our vital work in 2020. Even a small donation will have an instant impact in turning the tide for endangered species.
The year 2020, though, is more than just a milestone for ENV – it is also a watershed for endangered wildlife. Many of our most iconic species are teetering on the brink of extinction. Without decisive action this year we risk reaching the point of no return.
But there is still time to rewrite the story. Join us and fight for endangered species and the world’s precious biodiversity.
Donate now and make a difference.
Pangolins are the world’s most illegally trafficked mammal on the planet. Each one is beyond precious in the grand scheme of conservation. Happy to report, then, that ENV has been able to rescue five live pangolins this year so far.
And all thanks to the public contacting the ENV wildlife crime hotline! Clearly, the hotline is being recognized by the Vietnamese public.
Find out more about ENV’s work protecting the pangolin in Vietnam on our appeal page: https://www.gofundme.com/protect-the-pangolin
The numbers are just in for September and they make for healthy reading. A big thank you is due to the members of the public who used our toll-free wildlife crime hotline to report these violations.
Here is a breakdown our ENV’s September:
18 – live animals confiscated, comprising two otters, a python, seven macaques, two squirrels, six turtles (three elongated tortoises, three Malayan snail-eating turtles).
9 – live animals transferred voluntarily, comprising a pangolin, a loris, an eagle, an otter, and five macaques.
4 – wildlife products confiscated, comprising two bear paws, a wine jar containing langur paws, and 200 gm of langur TCM
2 – subjects arrested as a result of sting operations.
In other ‘highlights’ ENV’s wildlife crime unit had 55 violating posts removed and three Facebook accounts of illegal wildlife traders closed down. A bear bile signboard was removed in Ha Tinh and a violation on a menu in Lao Cai was removed.
Help us stop the illegal wildlife trade by making a donation
Even a small donation will have an instant impact on the fate of wildlife.
Rhinos are on the knife edge of extinction, driven in large part by consumer demand for rhino horn in Vietnam.
Together we can rewrite the rhino story and ensure there is another chapter, not an ending. Support ENV’s consumer demand reduction work by donating to our People for Rhinos appeal: http://bit.ly/people4rhinos
We are People for Rhinos. Are you?
The odds of a marine turtle making it to adulthood and reproducing are around 1000 to 1. Factor in exploitation for their meat, eggs and shells and the odds lengthen even further.
Today, we have launched a new fund-raising campaign to help ENV protect Vietnam’s internationally important marine turtle populations.
Check out the appeal page and campaign video here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/give-marine-turtles-a-chance
Please feel free to share the link with your own network. The short link we are using is http://bit.ly/turtleappeal
If you observe wildlife or products made from wildlife in restaurants, markets, hotels, or elsewhere in Vietnam, let us know immediately.
Call our toll-free hotline number – 1800 1522 – and make a report to one of our English-speaking staff members (from within Vietnam only). You can remain anonymous if you wish, or if you prefer, give us your contact details so we can keep you informed of the outcome of the case you have reported.
Alternatively, let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Help rescue wildlife from illegal trade!
ENV’s Wildlife Crime Unit team works hard with concerned citizens, young volunteers and authorities in Vietnam to protect our precious wildlife from illegal hunting and trade. These animals are often hunted and consumed in Vietnam, or exported to China and other international markets. Some animals are kept as pets; others are served as exotic food or put in rice wine in restaurants and bars. They are also commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine.
When animals are reported to ENV, our team works to ensure they are confiscated and placed in a rescue center or, if appropriate, released back into nature.
Please help us in our efforts to save Vietnam’s endangered wildlife!
How it works:
A US$25 donation can help rescue an animal – just click the Rescue Wildlife button to begin.
A typical animal rescue mission costs approximately US$225. Your donation will help cover some of the costs such as transportation, placement or release of the animal(s).
What you will receive:
You will be notified as soon as your rescue operation is complete. You will receive information about the case and a photo (if it’s possible), as well as occasional news and updates about our wildlife protection efforts.
Thank you for helping to save Vietnam’s wildlife!
For more information on Vietnam’s wildlife species and the issues affecting them, click the images below.
Dear friends and supporters,
In 2008, ENV established the National Wildlife Protection Network of volunteers to help monitor business establishments throughout Vietnam and ensure that they comply with wildlife protection laws. Volunteers serve as ENV’s eyes and ears in the field, providing valuable assistance to help verify enforcement measures and ensure that business do continue to illegally sell wildlife. “Compliance monitoring” by volunteers remains a critical component of ENV’s national demand reduction strategy.
This year, we are calling on your support to help us bolster the volunteer network through massive recruitment and training focused on Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, where major consumer trade monitoring programs are currently underway or planned.
ENV’s network of volunteers is presently comprised of nearly 4,000 members in 32 provinces (October 2013), mainly in urban areas where violations are most commonplace. Nine clubs operate in the biggest cities and provincial towns, receiving monthly monitoring assignments from ENV’s Wildlife Crime Unit, and reporting the results upon conclusion of monitoring.
ENV unifies the network through regular meetings held by the volunteer clubs in most cities, with ENV providing additional training in the form of survey techniques, species identification, and topics relevant to the wildlife trade. Volunteers also have the opportunity to participate in wildlife protection activities by joining ENV’s outreach events and other activities that are hosted regularly in major cities throughout each year.
• Increased support for volunteer club meetings
• Recruitment and training of additional volunteers
• Intensified monitoring of business establishments and surveys
Our target is to raise $15,000 USD by the end of 2013 in order to support these activities nationally through the second half of 2013, and into 2014.
You can help us to mobilize public action and stop the illegal trade of wildlife! Thank you for any assistance you can provide!
Vu Thi Quyen
Executive Director and Founder
Education for Nature – Vietnam
To learn more about the activities of ENV’s National Wildlife Protection Network, click here.
“Vietnam is one of the most biodiversity-rich countries in the world. I am proud to join ENV to commit to protect Vietnam’s natural heritage in my own activities, and to spread the word to encourage others to do the same.”
U.S. Ambassador in Vietnam David Shear (May 2012)
“Wildlife in Vietnam is on the brink of extinction. To stop this, we need help from the whole community including individuals, organizations and enterprises. Goldsun Focus Media is proud to join with ENV to commit to protect wildlife in our own activities. I hope that more enterprises will join us to show their corporate social responsibilities.”
Mr Truong Tan Binh – Account Manager of Goldsun Focus Media (Aug 2012)
Preserving Vietnam’s unique biodiversity has become an issue of critical importance, due to the serious threats posed by illegal hunting and trade, as well as habitat destruction.
ENV’s Corporate Alliance for Wildlife Protection program is a way that your company can become a corporate leader in wildlife protection in Vietnam.
Please join us to protect our precious wildlife. Together, we can make a difference!
How it works:
Step 1: Help make your company a wildlife safety zone
Partner with us and help reduce demand for wildlife by encouraging your employees to get involved in wildlife protection. ENV will produce awareness banners to display in prominent places at your company (e.g., in the lobby or staff canteen area). At your request, ENV will also give a presentation to your staff about problems facing Vietnam’s wildlife, encouraging them to take action.
Step 2: Help sustain ENV’s efforts to protect Vietnam’s wildlife through membership
A small annual membership fee of US$500 will help maintain our efforts to protect wildlife, and allow us to continue carrying out important awareness activities such as public events, deliver educational resources and produce public service announcements for TV and radio.
We will recognize your company’s valuable contribution by featuring your corporate logo on both our English and Vietnamese language websites.
Your company will receive our weekly Vietnamese language news bulletin summarizing important nature and environmental news in Vietnam to distribute to your employees.
Why it makes sense:
ENV has been working to protect wildlife in Vietnam since it was founded in 2000, but we realize that we cannot win this battle alone. We need the active support of the public, and a shared commitment from the corporate sector.
Our Corporate Alliance program may be a small way that you can help us, but the returns that we offer in terms of wildlife protection are substantial, and critical to the future of Vietnam’s biodiversity.
We guarantee that 100% of your membership fee will directly go to support wildlife protection.
Act NOW to help secure a future for Vietnam’s wildlife and environment!
It’s easy. By clicking the Donate button below, you can enter your details and pay the membership fee via PayPal. We will then be in touch and send you a membership package.
Contact us today. For more information, please email Ms. Dung – ENV’s Operations Director at email@example.com or tel (+84 24) 628 15424
Click here to see some of the companies that are taking part in this program.
Join us by becoming an ENV Member and support our dedicated team working to protect Vietnam’s environment and its wildlife.
ENV Individual Membership is US$50 per annum and entitles you to:
Act NOW to help secure a future for Vietnam’s wildlife and environment
It’s easy. Just click the Donate button below, and you can enter your details and pay the membership fee via PayPal. We will then be in touch and send you a membership package.
An ENV Membership can also make a great gift! If you’d like to give back to Vietnam’s environment by giving a family member or friend an ENV gift membership, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org