Today, the new EAZA Conservation Campaign “Vietnamazing” was introduced to the EAZA Membership during the Annual Conference in Helsinki, Finland. At the plenary, the campaign was introduced to an audience of almost 900 participants which heard the vision and goals of the campaign. How they can become part of it and the flagship species which will be supported were presented. The keynote was presented by Prof Truong Quang Nguyen, Vice-director of the Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources (IEBR), Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) who attended the conference to meet with our zoo community. As a partner in this campaign, he explained why this campaign so importantfor Vietnams threatened diversity.
Over the next few months, EAZA members and other interested conservation partners can sign up in order to launch the campain in their own institutions. In the meantime, keep an eye on our social media and this website as it will grow with interesting information over the coming months.
We will be working together to build bridges between EAZA institutions, our visitors, Vietnamese and international conservation partners and beyond by linking conservation planning processes, in situ and ex situ conservation with habitat restoration efforts, scientific research, conservation education, fundraising and public awareness to highlight and help protect vietnamazing species, their habitats and ecosystems!
The Vietnamazing campaign team invites you to join forces and be part of it!