Save Vietnam's Wildlife Newsletter

Dear Friends and Supporters, we are excited to bring you several pieces of good news this month: great result of the "Feed the Pangolins" campaign, update on our Nature Education program, we started two new studies, and more!

'Feed The Pangolins' campaign

On February the 17th we celebrated World Pangolin Day and in light of this special day for pangolins, we asked all pangolin enthusiasts to show their love for pangolins by joining our ‘Feed the Pangolins’ campaign! And sure they did!

We are happy to announce that we raised $3720 USD! Thank you all for your ongoing support and helping us to feed the critically endangered pangolins that we save from the illegal wildlife trade!

Valuing Nature in Childhood Program - A halfway through

With the aim to rekindle the love between nature and children, the program was designed to balance between Cognitive (knowledge & understanding), Affective (feelings and opinions) and Active (actions and changes in behaviour). Therefore, children not only have time to learn and play in nature, but also have opportunities to be creative with our education materials. By bringing these materials back home and interacting with families and friends, the children will help to spread the words for the programs to the public.

Additionally, the second season of the program has been successfully reached the halfway point with 1207 children and 190 teachers visiting, through 47 trips from 15 kindergartens.

Monitor released pangolins with radio-tracking

It is great news that the transmitters and all radio-tracking equipment are arrived, after spending a long time to work with radio-tracking companies to design the special type of transmitters for Sunda Pangolins. Both models of transmitters using GPS and/or VHF were brought to SVW. However, the VHF transmitter is only 8-9g which is smallest type of transmitter for pangolins, but the GPS mode is much bigger and heavier with around 40g. Our 3 field researchers are currently doing habitat assessment of release sites, while our vet team is working on health assessment to ensure the pangolins are healthy and free of diseases before we release.

Sunda pangolin with transmitter
(previous study)

The new transmitters!

Behaviour Change Workshop

From 11 February to 14 February, 2018, three staff of SVW attended a three-day workshop in Jakarta on “how to effectively create behaviour change” to address sustainability, wildlife issues and climate change. Our staff had opportunity to learn from Mr. Steve Martin, co-author of several highly influential books on persuasion psychology including "The small BIG: Small Changes that Spark Big Influence" and a visiting lecturer at the London Business School at Oxford University. We learnt the principles of ethical influence and the issues of past
campaigns on wildlife demand reduction.

SVW recognized that creating effective behaviour change campaigns are very important. It is essential step for us when SVW will work together with University of Oxford to implement the project “Exploring the effective use of celebrities in wildlife demand reduction: changing perceptions of pangolins in Vietnam”.

Site protection – Working with communities

Our Outreach team are carrying a new social research to understand the local communities around one of the largest national park in Vietnam. The 8 researchers will interview all poachers and community-gate keepers at over 100 villages around the national park, as well as the general communities’ people at the villages. The study aims to understand what motivates people to hunt wildlife. They will work on inspiring and to engaging local communities surrounding our stronghold to protect wildlife and reduce their impact on wildlife populations. All researchers were trained to ensure the same methodology and understanding the questions and recording data. In the last two weeks, 250 local people were interviewed.

We are looking for new staff!

We are looking for new Vietnamese Field staff in Pu Mat National Park.
More info here! Closing date: 31 March 2018

We have a position available for a Vietnamese Communications and Social Media Intern to join our team in Cuc Phuong National Park.
More info here! Closing date: 20 March 2018


Thank you!

For reading our newsletter and for supporting us
on every single project, rescue or release.

See you next month!


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

Supporters of the "Feed the Pangolin" campaign

Philip Boccia             Tessa Quartermaine 

Sally Plummer          Sydney Antener 

David Chi                   Judith Romero 

Melodie Williams     Harriet Jarman 

Heather Wiggin        Francesca Kavalir 

Sara And Danny       Margaret Faucher 

Stone Ng                   Patsie Goulding 

Charles Reekie         Sandra Farkas 

Natasha Rigsby        Bevan Mitchell

Orla Brett                  Madeline von Foerster 

Yvonne Bennett       Katie Levine 

Tessa Adair               Heike Grebe 

Paula Zwitser           Natalie Criss

Christine Leeding     Alexandra Couchman

Tellu Lausas             Andrew Wolstenholme

Susanna Taylor        Violanda Dodson 

Di Wheatley              Yu Zeng 

Kate Boyd                 Terry Lyons 

Juliet Menon            Stef Syring 

Maria Kinsey            Leah Van Blarcom 

Julie Zimmer             Jess Jimerson 

Jennifer Timmons    Brandon Kilbourne 

Alana Wenzel            Harriet Matuszczak  

Patrick Woodfrd       Isabelle Taylor

Pranay K                     Henry Hill 

Maik Hager                Florence 

Jenna Sweeney         Daniel Glenn 

Martisse Foster         Rachel M 

Jane Taylor                Morgan Koenig 

Vivian Zemanek        Soeren Reer 

Anastasia Jaynes      Eric Andrew

Taylor                         Joanne van der Eng 

Shijia Ding                NGUYEN huong thao

Jochen                       Danielle Hansen-Richard

Miriam                       Savannah Howard 

James Loubriel         Julie Fleitz  

Paula Read               Paola Covarrubias

Sam Koschi              Hagen Eberle 

Charlotte Davis       Greta Hassakis

Bianca Fletcher        James Martin 

Laura Reed              Dustin Moon 

Ryan Jones               Penelope Ayers 

Louise Ellis               Ana Finau 

Yan Yan                    Melissa Hare 

Susan Gilles             Susanna Luong 

Andrea Escobar      Anthony Calvelage 

Janet Snyder           Cathy Cooper 

Yuliya Dmitrova      Rachel Blaney 

Yinpeng Zhang        Nan Zhang 

Chengkai Guo          Lauren Ayres Martinez

Yi Xiong                    Kim Markwick-Day 

Lynne Barnett         Iwona Wolanin 

Jacobus Rusman     Lauren De Burca 

Alice Vassallo           Jessica Freedman 

Sallysue Stein          Brenton Head 

Jayne Raven             Hanh Nguyen Thi Minh 

Kaylene Gerster       Anna Gardiner

Individual Donors

Julie Scardina              Jeff Flocken

Danielle Bizjak            Hongying Li

Lianne                          Naomi Doak

Susan Read                 Felix Schlieszus

Miriam Palmer            Louisa Jaskulski

Chris Ottewell              Janet Anderson

Laura Edwards            Johanna Broeksma

Jonathan Saginaw       Lothar Bodingbauer

Jochen Schemm          Katja Bell

Dominik Rabus            Louisa-Marie Senska

Sue Mawson                Frederic Kuehnera

Anastasia Jaynes         Vivian Zemanek

Soeren Reer                Andrew Moynihan

Daniel Glenn               Jenna Sweeney

Laura Edwards           Florence Gravouil

Maik Hager                 Leon Mesker

Thomas Lea                Daniel Kuebler

Stefanie Leinwetter    Lucia Cervantes

Julie Curtis                   Fabian Franke

Isabel Hunter              Alexander Yates

Georgette Taylor        Kévin Lambre

Christophe Beney     Peter Kettle

Grant Stewart           Audrey Schneckenburger

Helen Horsley            Georgina Steadman

Krystal Kyle                 Bridget Page

Carol Cushing              Judith Jackson

Laura Ealing                Anne Sanderson

Chrystin Pleasants     Elizabeth Forde

Coral Keegan              Elisabeth Key

Tien-Hua Wang           Theodore Stankowich

Tracey Taylor               Anita Clemens

Emily Milder                Alistair Leonard

Kathleen Summers    Victoria von Wachter

Jeff Kennedy                Kim van de Put

Peter Young                 Joshua Curnow

Christine Miller           Charlotte Davis

Fanny Lincoln              Jillian Rutherford

Jimmy Helgesson        Emma Green

Alex DeGray                 First Avenue Creative

Silje Robertsen            Soren Holm

Laura Ramsay             Martin Griffith

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