WAR poster reminds us of the Javan Rhino extinction in Vietnam

Wildlife at Risk organization along with Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training and Forest Protection Department, held an exhibition on wildlife products themed “Say no to illegal wildlife products” in Ho Chi Minh City on December 3.

The SOS traveling exhibition, ‘Education on wildlife products’, was held at the Minh Duc Secondary School in Ho Chi Minh City and called on students to protect Vietnam’s endangered wildlife.

The exhibition provided students aged 12 - 15 years old an astonishing amount of information related to consumption of wild animal products and encouraged the children to help save and preserve wildlife in the country.

The event is part of Wildlife at Risk (WAR) organization’s main educational project to help save the Javan Rhino from extinction. Earlier in October 2011 the rare Rhino was announced extinct in Vietnam.

Mr. Khoi Nguyen Vu, WAR’s director stated that, “Following the Javan Rhino, many other species may face extinction in the next decade, including large mammals such as the tiger and the elephant. We are doing our best to ensure that young students, our future generation, understand the consequences of illegal wildlife consumption and trade. We hope that they will be willing to commit towards wildlife protection before it is too late. Wildlife is calling for our help, as the name of the exhibition highlights - SOS."

The exhibition will move to 40 secondary schools throughout the city targeting more than 20,000 students and teachers from now until the end of 2012.

Source: SGGP