Save Vietnam's Wildlife Newsletter

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Dear friends and supporters,

We are exciting to bring you news from our latest activities in June: there were many more pangolins and Leopard cats saved from the illegal trade, new vet clinic is being constructed, our Anti-poaching team have done a great job, and more.


The Police confiscated pangolins hidden in a sleeping bus.

End of June, the Police of Ha Tinh Province confiscated many wild animals in a sleeping bus coming from Laos. There were 7 pangolins found together with many turtles and tortoises. We received the pangolins and transferred them to our wildlife rescue center. The three were dead because of dehydration and exhaustion but the four alive ones are getting better.

Also in June, we rescued a big number of 74 pangolins. We lost a handful of them because of systemic disease and severe infection, but the rest are doing well. The vet team worked continuously 10 hours per day even weekend to do treatment and quarantine process until their health condition was getting better.

Thank you for your care and generous support to us through the difficult time!

Many pangolins safely went home.

We completed a release trip of nearly 3000 km way to bring the healthy pangolins back to their natural habitat. It's always a delightful moment when seeing them walk into the wild.

Before the trip, the vet team conducted health screen for about 30 pangolins and 25 pangolins met the requirement to be released. By sending pangolins home, we make more room for other 110 pangolins are being taken care at our center at the moment. There is still a lot of work to the captive team, and the food source is getting rarer, not to mention the food cost is pretty high.

We have to hand-rear animal babies

We rescued a Leopard cat family in Thanh Hoa province in the early of June. Sadly, the mother cat was already dead before we came and a kitten was too weak to get over. At the end, there were two Leopard kittens still drinking milk. Our Vet team successfully hand-reared and weaned the two from formula to meat in a month. They have been moved to a bigger enclosure and started to learn natural behavior. Hopefully, they can be released in the future.

The new veterinary clinic is almost finished.

In May 2018, we began the construction of a new veterinary clinic within the rescue center. The new facility features a procedure room, a lab, office space for the vet team, and separate recovery/ intensive care units for carnivores and pangolins. The construction crew has completed 75% of the building. With the new facility, our vet team will be able to work to provide a higher standard of medical care for the animals in our center.


“Valuing nature in Childhood program” report found delightful results

The report of “Valuing nature in Childhood program” is completed 90%. We would like to share some positive results we have found:

  • 70% of the kids chose positive actions to protect wildlife.
  • 97,5% of kids agreed “Do not eat wild animal meat” and “ Do not keep wild animal as pet”, which showed that the kids have right attitude about Dos & Don’ts and the program activities inspired the love toward wildlife in them.
  • Moreover, 99% of teachers and parents and most of the kids expressed their desire to join the program in the future.

This amazing achievement showed great effort and endeavor of people who worked on the program. The final report will be announced next month.


The Anti-poaching Team conducted the first two weeks of patrolling.

32 camps were destroyed, 193 snares traps were removed from over 100km walk in the forest.

In the first 2 weeks of patrolling, our Anti-Poaching Team destroyed 8 camps of the poachers and removed 193 snare traps from their 100km walk at Pu Mat National Park. They also found and released two turtles (one was kept at a poacher’s camp and one stuck in a snare trap) in the second week. Pu Mat national park is huge with over 900 spare km, live near Laos border, so it requires lots of work in protecting the whole area. The Anti-Poaching team will continuously patrol the park, remove snare trap, save wild animal, arrest poacher and also help the rangers in other activities. Hopefully, the poaching activities will be reduced in this area, save more wild animal, protect the habitat in this huge national park.



Our Head Keeper, Jamie Morrison, has left the Pu Mat Rescue Centre in June to take up a new role in Southern Vietnam. Jamie had worked with SVW for over one year. Congratulations to him on his new role and a big thank-you to Jamie for his contribution and dedicated work to SVW. Wish him to be successful in his new role!


Organisation Donors

Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust

Newquay Zoo

Welttierschutzgesellschaft e.V

Wildlife Conservation Network

Humane Society International

Nashville Zoo

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

Olsen Animal Trust


US Fish and Wildlife Service

Alice C. Tyler Perpetual Trust


Denver Zoo Explorer Post

Houston Zoo

Croeni Foundation

Taronga Conservation Society Australia

Future For Nature

Synchronicity Earth

The Biodiversity Foundation

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative

OAK Foundation

The Zoological Society of London

Highlands Coffee

Singapore Zoological Garden

Minara Nature Foundation

Wroclaw ZOO

Greater Goods

Wild & Free - Rehabilitation and Release

Individual Donors

Alex DeGray                             Alexander Yates

Alistair Leonard                        Amy Goodwin

Anita Clemens                          Anne Sanderson

Anne Tessier                             Anne Watts

Anushka Johnpulle          Avian Fashions Israel

Azusa Hatakeyama                  Brad Pursell

Bridget Page                             Carol Cushing

Cathy Cooper                           Charlotte Davis

Chris Ottewell                          Christine Jones

Chrystin Pleasants                  Coral Keegan

D & D Unlimited                      Daniel Kuebler

Dirk Schils                                 Eamonn Quinn

Elisaberth Key                          Elizabeth Forde

Elizabeth Williamson              Emily Milder

Emma Green                            Emma South

Fanny Lincoln                           Felicia Curran

Felix Schlieszus                     Geoffrey Denham

Georgette Taylor               Georgina Steadman

Gerardo Sanchez                   Gilbert Martin

Gina Zanarini                          Grant Stewart

Harmeet Singh                       Hazel M Watts

Helen Horsley                         Helen Whittle

Iain Smale                    Internet Enterprises LLC

Isabel Hunter                       James Thompson

Janet Anderson                      Janrich Buys

Jeff Dolle                                 Jeff Kennedy

Jennifer Peers                        Jillian Rutherford

Jimmy Helgesson                  Jo Ann Kaplan

Johanna Josephina Broeksma

Joshua Curnow                         Judith Heinrich

Judith Jackson                           Juha Lemettinen

Julianne Chua                           Julie Reid

Kathleen Summers                  Kim Ratcliffe

Kira Khlyupina                          Krystal Kyle

Larry Vogelnest                        Laura Ealing

Laura Edwards                         Laura Ramsay

Laura Reed                               Lauren Bourke

Loi Nguyen                               Louisa Jaskulski

Marcia Faye                        Mark Holmes-Siedle

Martin Griffith                    Martin Prechner

Matt Comben                     Michael Loveridge

Michael V Scalzo                    Michael Veale

Naomi Doak                           Neil Sengupta

Obin Robinson                      Peter Kettle

Peter Lafrenz                         Phoebe Weseley

Phuongmai Truong               Rebecca Davies

RENTSEEKER Music               Robert Davison   

Rowena Bergin                      Ruth Carapella

Sally Phipps                            Simon Iveson

Soren Holm                        Stefanie Leinwetter

Stephan Gonter                       Sue Mawson

Thai Nguyen                    Theodore Stankowich

Tien-Hua Wang                          Tram Le

Trang Pham                               Valerie Face

Virginia Macpherson                 Wael Jabi         

William Horsley                          Yuxin Bi

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See you next month!


Save Vietnam's Wildlife


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