In case you see endangered wildlife
in nature or wildlife crime
WAR's hotline: 0976.06.76.46
WAR office: 08 3899 7314
HCMC Forest Protection Department
Mobile Team: 08 3794 7045
Wildlife At Risk (WAR) believes the conservation of Vietnam’s unique wildlife starts with local involvement and education. We are dedicated to promoting sustainable conservation that benefits both the wildlife and also helps to educate local communities that often are living side to side with wild animals. Effective wildlife conservation means recognizing this often-difficult relationship.
|Taylor's bug-eyed frog – Theloderma stellatum||Snake – Dinodon sp.|
Phu Quoc Island is Vietnam’s largest island stretching roughly 40kms. Much of island is a protected national park with pristine tropical rainforest that is home to many different species, some of which are endemic to the island.
WAR has conducted surveys on bats, butterflies, dragonflies, freshwater fish, reptiles and amphibians, orchids and plants. WAR has also helped re-plant Dipterocarpus intricatus, a native species of tree found on Phu Quoc that is locally threatened due to regular forest fire caused by human’ careless
|Orchid – Bromhaedia sp.||Sapphire – Heliophorus ila|
Over the last two years, WAR has focused heavily on the captive breeding for conservation and re-release of “native freshwater fish”. As part of our biodiversity surveys on Phu Quoc Island and U Minh Thuong National Park, WAR conservation experts collected live specimens of freshwater species including Raspora sp. (Raspora paviana), Fighting Fish (Betta splendens) and Croaking Gourami (Trichopsis vittata).
Male Croaking Gourami (Trichopsis vittata) guarding nest
|Croaking Gourami (Trichopsis vittata) is 3 days-old||Croaking Gourami (Trichopsis vittata) is 4 days-old|
This year: 2012 – 2013, WAR will concentrate on the following captive breeding programs:
- Freshwater fish sp. (Raspora paviana) and (Betta splendens) read more
- Javan Pangolin (Manis javanica) read more
- Taylors bug eyed frog (Theloderma stellatum)
- Elongated tortoise (Indotestudo elongata)
Please find detailed information about WAR’s findings under the section “PUBLICATIONS”.
|Breeding Elongated tortoise (Indotestudo elongata)|