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A Freedom Month for 91 wild animals

Dear Friends, in September, we are so happy to say goodbye to 91 wild animals so that they can enjoy the wilderness again. 

Eight masket palm civets were released back to forest on 15 September and 83 other more wild animals of 16 different species including pangolin and small clawed otter came back to their home nature on 24 September thank to the well collaboration of SVW and Pu Mat National Park, Cuc Phuong National Park, Cat Tien National Park, Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station, and the Forest Protection Departments.

Rescue, Rehalibitation, and Veterinary activities

Rescued sucessfully 19 wild animals

On 5 September, 15 turtles including 8 Yellow-headed box turtles, 6 Keeled box turtles, and one Impressed tortoise were rescued. Noticeably, 14 of them are listed as Critically Endangered or Endangered species, and one as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List. Turtles are being so overexploited that many turtle rescue centres in Vietnam are facing over capacity of rescuing these species.

One python was transfered to us on 22 September as the exhibit of a wildlife case. Late of the month, we rescued two more three month old Asian small clawed otters. The otters were forced to seperate from mom right after births, became a gift to entertain human, and then were sold to the hidden market for some money. They are still lucky enough to be found and saved!

On 27 September, a brave chinese pangolin was transferred from Chu Mom Ray National Park to SVW for medical treatment. Having a deep cut wound on the abdomen due to traps, her survival instinct is so trong that she went through nearly 1,000 km with our team to reach the rescue centre, and recovered like a miracle. Well done, pangolin! 

We always have mixed feelings everytime an animal is rescued. There are total 19 animals staying safe and being treated at the centre, still, two large civets who had severe pain could not make it - we lost them on the way transfering to the rescue site. 

How much pain should animals endure from human's selfishness? The answer is up to your action to save their lives today! 

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Can you believe that our pangolin pup turns 2,5 month already? It's true! He is weighing one kilogram, learning to eat ants' eggs and starting to explore the surrounds. Mom lets him play alone to learn to be independent. It will be very soon from now, the pup will be trained in our semi-wildlife areas so that both of them are released back into the wild. Stay healthy, pangolins!

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A regular health check for Thông - the owston civet
Meo - our masket palm civet education embassador - please get well soon

SVW's veterinarians are regular travellers - they travel from the North to the Middle, and then the South of Vietnam to take care of wild animals. The Vet team needs to make sure the healths of our animal residents in SVW centre are good, as well as timely response to new rescue (if any). And in September, their jobs covered the treatment of at least 90 wild animals of different species so that all animals were able to come back to forest with the best health conditions. They go along with animals, do every best effort to save just a single life!

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Education Activities
Children become "Nanny of the animals" at SVW

Teaching conservation to the next generation is very important as kids' awareness will lead them to be proactive adults in the future. Following the conservation online class, kids are eager to take action by participating in a field trip to SVW centre, where they can revise all knowledge gained through the class and apply it to reality. It was a special trip as the youngest kid was just four year old and the oldest was a university student, they have a common - the love for animals and nature. After the trip, we got an awesome gift for the international zoo keeper day - a video called "Nanny of the animals" made by Kids! 

More online classes are opening by our educators to spread the words of protecting wildlife and conservation. Stay updated!

Training course “Promote the integration of socio-ecological issues into educational programs"

Our educator - Hanh attended the training course hold by Centre for Development of Community Initiative and Environment from 24 to 27 September. This course will help us in building future educational programs for conservation purpose.

Research activities

An interview of using wildlife drones in research activities

As there is lack of information on many threatened species, particularly pangolin, it is necessary to conduct conservation research with the support of modern technology. With the help of wildlife drones, much labor time has been saved and we are provided with explicit data. It is so great to see it is now talked on Channel 9 News Australia.

Site protection
Traps are made more sophisticated and harder to detect

In this picture, it is so hard to recognize that the wild boar is trapped. Hunters start making hidden traps, which make the site protection job more challenging.

On the rescue

In September, total 21 traps were founded and destroyed. The antipoaching and ranger team destroy 11 traps, 11 active camps and 7 inactive camps. A cutting ancient tree was marked which showed that timber exploitation was still happening. Eight local people was recorded files and expelled from the forest, two of them bringing gun and electric fishing equipment into the protected areas. 

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Professional volunteers
Paying Volunteers

We would like to send our heartfelt thanks to all supporters and donors via our website and other channels. Thank you all for sharing the financial burden with us. Here is the list of our organization and individual donors in August 2020.

Organization Donors
7 Bridges Brewing Company Nashville Zoo
Action for Wildlife Organization National Geographic Society
Aktionsgemeinschaft Artenschutz (AGA) e.V. National Zoo Australia
Alice C. Tyler Perpetual Trust Newquay Zoo
Australian Volunteers Nurtured by Nature
Bosua by BOO OAK Foundation
Catkin Media Ocean Park Conservation Fund
Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund Olsen Animal Trust
Croeni Foundation Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo SEGRE Foundation
Conservation International
David Shepherd Wildlife Conservation
Skyland Productions GmbH
David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Synchronicity Earth
Denver Zoo Taiwan Forestry Bureau
Denver Zoo Explorer Post Taronga Conservation Society Australia
EAZA's Small Carnivore Taxon Advisory Group TH True Milk
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands The Biodiversity Foundation
Flying Pangolin Film The Mohamed bin Zayed
Fortuna Hotel The Zoological Society of London
Foundation SEGRÉ THU MINH and OTTO
Fresh house TRỐNG ĐỒNG
Friends of Tallinn Zoo US Fish and Wildlife Service
Future For Nature Adward USAID Saving Species
Global conservation force Vingroup
Global Wildlife Conservation Welttierschutzgesellschaft e.V
Greater Goods Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust
Highlands Coffee Wild & Free - Rehabilitation and Release
Hong Kong Full Circle Foundation Wild Planet Trust
Houston Zoo WildAid
Humane Society International Wildlife Asia
International Otter Survival Fund Wildlife Conservation Network
Leibniz Institute For Zoo and Wildlife Research Wildlife Reserves Singapore
Life Science Diversity Foundation Wroclaw Zoo
Minara Nature Foundation Xuân Mai Group
Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative
Individual donors via our website
Jillian Rutherford Grant Stewart Michael Erb
Barbara Roberts Alexandra Bungert Anita Clemens
AMY EMERSON Maartje van der Linden Patricia Quintanilla
louisa jaskulski Alistair Leonard hazel m watts
Felix Schlieszus Elizabeth Williamson Joshua Curnow
Duyen Tran diana beamish Toan Phan
Ellie Parker Peter Saam Julia Vidal
Janet Anderson Jacinta Moroney Michael Roseneck
Laura Edwards Coral Keegan SHAO JU SHAN
Marnie Kocher jeff kennedy simon iveson
Marlayna Gehrking Paul Beckett Jason Dare
Elisabeth Ickelheimer Dinohoodie Hannah Bancroft
HO YAN CHUNG Anushka Johnpulle Aida Mynzhasova
Sarah Scherer Jami Lofgreen steve mayo
Scott Elder Marian Isaac Edith Vella
Peter Thomas Dirk Schils Evelyn Baron
Laura Edwards Zing TV danielle davis
annie Beal Michael Roseneck Steven Drayton
Lucia Cervantes Alistair Leonard Maik Palmer
isabel hunter Connor McBriarty Jean Paul
M IGLESIAS CARRASCO deborah kramer Emma Green
Dana Catterina richard roberts Gerardo Sanchez
Philip Willemsen Carol Cushing Lily Loo
Petra Seegers Dan Gordon Chris Ottewell
georgette taylor Regina Martens Roland Neumann
chenying liu Nicholas Idle Anna Clark
Kay Anderson Angela McMaster Daria Kosenko
Anne marie lebas Elizabeth Forde A Amiri
Peter Kettle Theodore Stankowich Gabriele Hindemitt
Melanie Roberts anne sanderson Christine Jones
cam tran Owen Thomas Christine Jones
Katie Lorraine McCarthy Mary Anderson Stephan Gonter
dr.zippelius srl unipersonale Wesley Rieck Julia Morrison
Elischa Göttmann Todd Flyr Roland Page
Diane Kadomoto ELISABETH KEY Kevin MacIntyre
Georgina Steadman Gwyneth Owen Matthew Brignull
Helen Horsley Lianne
M Jay emily milder
Rosemary Barnes


Individual donors via other channels
Lalisa Manoban
Friends (rented B3 house in July)
Dang Cuc Truong
Connon Alan John
Vu Van Kiet (

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