In support of TRAFFIC and WWF’s campaign to tackle the illegal trade of rhino horn to and within Viet Nam, a Public Service Announcement (PSA) has been developed that will run on State-owned television channels and cinemas in Viet Nam, and will be prominently displayed on local and international social media platforms. The demand for this product, primarily in Viet Nam as well as in other Asian countries, resulted in 668 rhinoceroses being ruthlessly slaughtered for their horns in South Africa in 2012 alone….
Birdpark Avifauna hosted ‘Edward’s Awareness Day’ yesterday, an initiative of both the Dutch Zoo Association and Birdpark Avifauna. Edward’s Awareness Day focuses on raising awareness about the plight of the Edwards’s pheasant (Lophura edwardsi), a threatened bird species from Vietnam in Southeast Asia. The Edward’s pheasant was first described in 1896 and named after their discoverer Sir Edward Woolridge. They live in the densely forested areas in the mountains of Vietnam. Unfortunately the Edward’s pheasant is critically endangered, if not extinct. Avifauna Bird Park is participating in the Edwards pheasant breeding program …..
Vietnamese citizens are being encouraged to stop buying or consuming rhino horn through a series of advertisements developed by WWF and TRAFFIC as part of their campaign against Illegal Wildlife Trade. The print adverts depict a rhino with human hands or feet in place of its horn. They provide a novel and intriguing visual to communicate to the Vietnamese public that rhino horn is made largely of keratin, the same substance that makes up your finger nails and toe nails. A dramatic spike in demand for rhino horn is….
Six field conservation projects in Southeast Asia have been pre-selected for funding. If you want to know more about the projects click on the link below or go to the projects page directly.
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