Thua Thien - Hue: Local Wildlife Protection Clubs established
On August 25, the Vietnamese Youth Action for Wildlife club was launched in Thua Thien - Hue province, yet another in the ENV Volunteer Network. The club was established to assist ENV’s Wildlife Crime Unit in reporting and monitoring wildlife trade activities, and to contribute to stopping the illegal trade of wildlife. Following the launch, club members participated in monitoring local business establishments.
Clubs throughout major cities in Vietnam are being established by ENV for improved recruitment, to encourage more action amongst volunteers, and ensure better local coordination of wildlife crime monitoring. In the last two months, clubs were also established in Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang. The clubs are locally run and receive support in the way of training, resources, and assistance based on the activeness of their members. ENV also meets regularly with the clubs and provides club leaders with monthly lists of business establishments requiring compliance monitoring.