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Save Vietnam’s Wildife wish you a wonderful New Year. With your care and support, we were able to have many achievements in 2018. Together we:

Rescued 430 animals from the illegal wildlife trade, including 336 pangolins.
• Released 224 individuals (198 pangolins) back into the wild while 114 are currently in our care waiting to be released.
Monitored 10 released Sunda Pangolins and gained insights into their home ranges and survival rates.
• In collaboration with Leibniz-IZW, established the status of the mammal community in our release site in Pu Mat using camera-traps.
• Reduced the nature deficit in Vietnamese children by providing wildlife education trips to 2834 kids and 382 teachers from local schools.
Surveyed 1718 households and 340 community gate keepers from 16 communes around Pu Mat National Park on their natural resource use and illegal hunting.
Raising awareness for 704 poachers, traders and local communities gate keepers through 5 workshops.
• Completed three workshops focusing on inter-agency collaboration on illegal wildlife trade in Pu Mat National Park; over 200 government officials attended.
• Established our own enforcement unit in Pu Mat National Park. The Anti-poaching unit has destroyed 2925 animal traps and 265 illegal camps, arrested 82 poachers and confiscated 17 guns in the first six months. In only
• Provided technical input for wildlife law and the pangolin national action plan.

This is only a snapshot of the achievements we have made together. More detail will be included in our upcoming annual report.

In December alone, we rescued 45 pangolins from three different illegal wildlife trades, organized two more workshops for forest-based community of Pu Mat National Park, started the first nature exploring trips for 8-10-year-old students of Hoa Binh Province, was broadcasted on television on New Year's Day.

We saved 45 pangolins from illegal wildlife trade

We rescued 45 pangolins from three illegal wildlife trade cases. We had a big rescue on the 14 Dec with 41 pangolins confiscated, two other cases happened at Nam Dinh and Ha Tinh Province. Four pangolins rescued from Ha Tinh province were transferred to Pu Mat Rescue center and one of them gave birth there.
The rest of pangolins are at Cuc Phuong rescue center. However, due to their poor condition when being poached and the harsh winter, almost half of them could not make it.

Support us in taking care of these pangolins during this hard time!
Cuc Phuong Rescue Center

Say goodbye to Mindy- an old female Owston’s Civet!

Mindy had been at CPCP for nearly 20 years. Last month, our veterinarian found that she had tumors. Her quality of life decreased due to her clinical problems. After a discussion with the keeper team, our veterinarians decided to euthanize her to stop her from suffering. Rest in peace, our great friend!

Our Vet team has built up their capacity with professional Veterinary from US and UK

We welcomed many professional veterinaries come to help us build capacity for Vet team, give training sessions, not to mention, to give us great support in this busy time of the year.

  • Angela Sutton is a veterinary technician from the US who received a grant from the Henry Vilas Zoo to provide training and education in anesthesia and analgesia for carnivores and pangolins.
  • Marc Valitutto is a veterinarian from the US who has received a grant from the Smithsonian to build capacity for our vet team in diagnostic capabilities. He trained the team in biochemistry testing in the pangolins.
  • Bonnie Raphael is the veterinarian from the US develops their skills in clinical diagnostics.
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Our work on TV on New Year Day

VTV1 came to film our activities and pangolin conservation for their Good Morning program broadcasted on New Year's Day  January 1st, 2019.

Education and Outreach Programs

The second wildlife education program has started

The first Nature Exploring program for Elementary students of SVW, named “Protect The Wildlife We Love”, has started on 22th Dec. 900 students of Hoa Binh Province will go on one-day nature adventure to learn, experience, value and protect wildlife as well as to help spread the message about wildlife protection to their community.

Education and Outreach Programs

Mobile Exhibition in reducing consumer demand for wildlife product

We perfected the idea of the mobile exhibition by graphics 3D and development proposal.

This month, we will complete the 3D Video overview of the mobile exhibition to start the funding campaign soon.

If you care about wildlife education and demand reduction campaign, support our project to bring this exhibition to reality soon.

Community-based Project

Decreasing forest exploitation of the forest-based community at Pu Mat National Park

We continue the discussion on the solutions for economic development and raising awareness on wildlife protection of the forest-based communities in Luc Da and Son Son communes, which are located in the buffer zone of Pu Mat National Park.

The workshops welcomed more than 100 delegates and guests from Luc Da commune and 150 people from Mon Son commune, including leaders and staff of the People’s Committee, gatekeepers, and local communities.

Anti-Poaching Unit's Work

The unit has destroyed 95 animal traps and 10 illegal camps, arrested 7 poachers and confiscated 9 guns in December 2018.

Support Anti-poaching rangers to protect wildlife
We are looking for new team members

SVW is looking for two experienced Board Members in Finance, Accounting and Fundraising to join us from the new year 2019.

We also continuously look for Fundraising Manager to get financial support to many exciting SVW programs this year. 

Last but not least, we need a new Veterinary for a brand new vet clinic which is in building progress along with new enclosures at Pu Mat rescue center.
In addition, we successfully recruited the Second Anti-poaching Team of 8 people. The new team will go through an intense training course before starting to work after Lunar New Year.

Please help us spread the words by sharing the information with your friends or family.

Organizational Donors
Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Welttierschutzgesellschaft e.V Vingroup
Taronga Conservation Society Australia Houston Zoo
OAK Foundation Highlands Coffee
Olsen Animal Trust US Fish and Wildlife Service
Nashville Zoo Wildlife Reserves Singapore
Future For Nature Adward Friends of Tallinn Zoo
Synchronicity Earth Ocean Park Conservation Fund
The Zoological Society of London EAZA's Small Carnivore Taxon Advisory Group
WildAid Alice C. Tyler Perpetual Trust
Wildlife Conservation Network Minara Nature Foundation
The Biodiversity Foundation Wroclaw ZOO
Humane Society International Denver Zoo Explorer Post
Riverbanks Zoo & Garden Greater Goods
Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Wild & Free - Rehabilitation and Release
Fondation Segré
Individual Donors
10dollardog Jessie Gray
Aaron Leeman-Smith Jillian Rutherford
Alex DeGray Jimmy Helgesson
Alicia del Barrio Johanna Josephina Broeksma
Alistair Leonard Johanna Josephina Broeksma
Allison Alford John Hull
Amy Goodwin Jonas MyrenŒs
Andrew Bratton Joseph Odom
Angela Sutton Joshua Curnow
Anita Clemens Kate Sharma
Anne Evers Kathleen Summers
Anne Sanderson Kelsey Stamm
Annette Schulz Kirill Jermak
Annie Beal Krystal Kyle
Caly Ho Laura Edwards
Carol Cushing Laura Edwards
Carol Langston Laura Ramsay
Charlotte Davis Lee Hinton
Chris Goodman Leigh Ramon
Chris Gurley Lesley Wright
Chris Ottewell Lianne
Christine Jones Linda Lee
Christine Leeding Linda Webb
Chrystin Pleasants Louisa jaskulski
Coral Keegan Marcia Redding
Dana Catterina Marian Isaac
Daniel Kuebler Mark Robinson
Deirdre Sandberg Mary Duncan
Dibiasi Simon Megan Wood
Dirk Schils Melissa Wells
Donna Ramil Michael Brown
Dr.Zippelius srl Unipersonale Michelle Mcclure
Elizabeth Forde Miranda Miller
Elizabeth Williamson
Emily milder Naomi Doak
Emma Green Nhu Nguyen
Evelyn Baron Nina Geneson
FastSpring Obin Robinson
Fatema Jahan Patsie Goulding
Felix Schlieszus Peter Hadfield
Filippo Gasoli Peter Kettle
FlexiHost priscilla mills
GALE STEPHAN Reece Thornley
Georgette Taylor Richard Mason
Georgina Steadman Robert Mihaly
Gerardo Sanchez Sandhya Watts
Gianni Bucci SHAO JU SHAN
Gilbert Martin simon iveson
Grant Stewart Soren Holm
Harriet Bankes Ashton Stefanie Leinwetter
Haruka Numaga Stephan Gonter
Hazel M Watts Steve Kang
Heidy Davis Steven Drayton
Helen Horsley Sue Mawson
Helen Whittle Susan Fish
Hemsley Conservation Centre Ltd. Suzanne Bourgault
Ingrid Bischoff Thai Nguyen
International Primate Protection League Theodore Stankowich
Internet Enterprises LLC Tien-Hua Wang
Isabel Hunter Trailcampro
J E LUNN Tran My Dung
Janet Anderson Urban Orangutan
Jeff Kennedy Vincent Doherty
Jennifer Lori Moldenhauer Xavier Negreira
Jennifer Peers Zoe Gardiner

2019 promises to be an even busier year. Priorities will be to continuously improve the rescue centres in Cuc Phuong National Park and Pu Mat National Park, develop innovative methods for monitoring released pangolins, and to ensure that the enforcement, community  and education work we are engaged with continues to impact wildlife conservation.

We thank you for supporting our mission and look forward to continuing this work with you in 2019.

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Save Vietnam's Wildlife

Cuc Phuong National Park, Nho Quan, Ninh Binh
Viet Nam


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