U.S Embassy Commits to Wildlife Safety on International Biodiversity Day
In a milestone event coinciding with International Day for Biological Diversity on May 22, the U.S. Embassy has joined with Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV) to pledge not to consume wildlife and to report wildlife crimes.
This is a highlight for ENV because it is the first embassy to sign on to ENV’s Wildlife Safety Zone program. The U.S. Embassy now joins 47 other government offices, businesses, and other organizations throughout the country in raising awareness of threats to Vietnam’s wildlife. ENV hopes that this will set a precedent for other embassies to follow suit.
U.S. Ambassador David Shear
“Vietnam is one of the most biodiversity-rich countries in the world,” said Ambassador Shear. “I am proud to join with ENV to commit to protect Vietnam’s natural heritage in my own activities and to spread the word to encourage others to do the same.”
Also today at the American Center, ENV delivered a presentation to 80 Vietnamese youth encouraging them to get involved in wildlife protection, with strong support from the U.S Embassy.
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