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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
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
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.