EPRC Welcomes Education for Nature, Vietnam

A few days ago, we were happy to receive the visit from Education for Nature–Vietnam who came to interview Adam, our Director, for a future media project.

Also known as ENV, this organization have been inspired by the simple assessment that saving endangered species could not be possible without an awareness-raising effort among the Vietnamese public to protect this country extraordinary biodiversity.

Besides campaigning and spreading greater knowledge to influence public attitudes, they decided to engage in the battle against illegal wildlife trade by denouncing wildlife crimes and supporting enforcement efforts on a regional, national and even global level.

As a Rescue Center we never forget that our playful, cheeky animals originally landed here due to harmful human activity, some of them arriving in a really critical condition. We are proud to be collaborating with this major Wildlife protection organization in Vietnam to rescue the 3 primates groups we are caring for in EPRC:

The GIBBONS, who are hunted and consumed as food in some remote areas, but more often they are sold and kept as pets or in private zoos, or used to attract and entertain visitors at cafes, restaurants and hotels.

The LORIS, who are threatened by hunting and trade, largely to support the demand for these cute and cuddly creatures as pets, though they are also used in traditional medicine.

The LANGURS, who are hunted and used in traditional medicine, or eaten in some remote areas. They are also sold as pets and kept at resorts, hotels, businesses and private homes; however, they rarely survive because of their specialized diet.

— DON’T FORGET, YOU CAN HELP RESCUE THEM —

Call ENV’s national toll-free Wildlife Crime Hotline 1800 1522 to report a crime in Vietnam.

EXAMPLES OF VIOLATIONS TO REPORT INCLUDE:

  • A restaurant advertising wildlife on their menu or on a sign;
  • Animals displayed in cages at a hotel or outside a business;
  • A shipment of wildlife being transported on a bus, train, or airplane;
  • Wild animals or meat for sale at a market.

» » EPRC TEAM RESCUING A GIBBON.

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