NETWORK OF HOANG DANG ANIMAL PROTECTION NETWORK
Consumption and trade of wildlife in Vietnam is at an alarming level. Every day, hundreds of wild animals are killed and traded illegally to meet the needs of people. This is the main threat to many wildlife species on the brink of extinction.
The Javan Rhino became extinct in 2010 in Vietnam. The remaining tiger population in the wild is estimated to be less than 30 individuals; the number of elephants has decreased by 90% in the last 20 years or tens of tons of pangolins have been killed and shipped to Vietnam every year.
As of December 2019, ENV Wildlife Protection Department has received over 13,766 wildlife-related violations through hotlines and other sources. ENV works closely with the relevant authorities to track and handle cases. As a result, thousands of wildlife have been rescued and released to the wild; Thousands of restaurants removed their advertisement of wildlife, ...
Journey to protect wildlife is a long way and it is necessary to join hands with community and volunteers to protect wildlife of ENV.
1. Introduction to Volunteer Network (Volunteers)
To mobilize the participation of the community, in 2008 ENV established a Network of volunteers protecting wildlife in the country. As of November 2015, nearly 8,000 volunteers from 36 provinces and cities nationwide joined the Network.
In the overall development of the Network, ENV has established ENV membership clubs in 17 provinces from North to South to diversify wildlife protection activities in localities, encouraging more active participation. of the community.
(Updated information until December 2017)
2. Operation mode of Volunteer Network
- Independent volunteers
- ENV member clubs
2.1. Independent volunteers
a. Notify cases of violations of wildlife protection laws
- Unauthorized wildlife advertising
- Illegally rearing, storing and displaying wildlife and products derived from wildlife
- Trading wildlife and products made from wildlife
b. Check the businesses that have previously committed violations
The inspection of these establishments to verify violations or to ensure that business owners comply with the law and not recidivism after the authorities have handled the violations.
Documentation of volunteers here.
c. Communication support
- Encourage individuals and collectives to join the wildlife protection network: immediately call the hotline 1800 1522 when detecting wildlife violations or send information via email.: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Participate in local community awareness raising activities: exhibitions on wildlife protection, training to raise awareness about wildlife protection, competitions launched by ENV nationwide
2.2. ENV TNV Club protects wildlife
As of December 2019, ENV has established 17 ENV Volunteers clubs in 15 provinces: Hanoi, Hai Phong, Thai Nguyen and TP. Ho Chi Minh City, Nghe An, Hue, Ha Tinh, Da Nang, Khanh Hoa, Quang Tri, Quang Nam, Quang Binh, Con Dao, Binh Duong, Can Tho, Vung Tau and Dong Nai.
The ENV Volunteers Clubs operate under close guidance and coordination from ENV.
a. Check out the violating facilities monthly, by campaign
- Regularly checking these facilities to verify violations, ensuring that these owners strictly abide by the laws on wildlife protection;
- Conducting surveys focused on finding new violations in the area of residence;
- Participate in intensive wildlife surveillance campaigns (focusing on a specific wildlife species)
b. Organizing wildlife protection exhibition
Act as a local ENV representative to organize wildlife protection exhibitions in public places.
c. Implementing the program "Safe area for wildlife"
The club will carry out the program "Safe area for wildlife" on behalf of ENV at local departments, agencies and markets through the placement and replacement of information boards on wildlife at these locations in 2 once a month.
d. Support ENV communication campaigns
ENV regularly organizes media campaigns such as competitions: Hanoi, Hai Phong, Thai Nguyen, TP. Ho Chi Minh City, Nghe An, Hue, Ha Tinh, Da Nang, Khanh Hoa, Quang Tri, Quang Nam, Quang Binh, Con Dao, Binh Duong, Can Tho, Vung Tau and Dong Nai.
3. Benefits when joining the Network to protect wildlife
- Member of the Network of wildlife protection in Vietnam;
- Regularly updated information on hot wildlife protection issues;
- Attending wildlife protection exhibitions, training courses on species identification skills, skills to investigate wildlife violations, communication skills, and talking about wildlife;
- To be granted a certificate when making outstanding contributions to wildlife protection activities;
- Member clubs receive technical assistance to carry out activities set by ENV.
Join to protect the wildlife of Vietnam!
How to join the Volunteer Network
Register at the link: http://bit.ly/ThamgiaMangluoiTNV_ENV
For more information please contact:
Volunteer Network Coordinator
Center for Nature Education (ENV)
Room 1701 (17th Floor), 17T5 Building, Hoang Dao Thuy Street, Trung Hoa Ward, Cau Giay District, Hanoi
Phone: 04 6 28 15424