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
Hon Me Wildlife Rescue Station
Area: 3 ha
Animals rescued: Moon Bear, Sun Bear, Yellow-cheeked Crested Gibbon, Loris, Elongated tortoise, Pangolin, Giant Asian pond turtle, Northern pigtail macaque.
Partner: The Kien Giang Forest Protection Department, The Kien Giang Union of Friendship Organization (KUFO).
Distance: 300km from Ho Chi Minh City
Address: Hon Me Hamlet, Tho Son Commune, Hon Dat District, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam.
Telephone: (+84) 773 787 540
The Hon Me Wildlife Rescue Station is a place where endangered animal species are rescued, and tourism is used to help raise awareness about the conservation of nature.
In the initial period of the station, rescuing bears is a priority. With a beautiful landscape, a wide area, model infrastructure and experienced staff, this station guarantees to take care of the bears and rehabilitate them.
Wildlife At Risk and the Kien Giang Forest Protection Department cooperated in the conception of this station. Free The Bears (FTB) worked on construction and was the managing partner during the period of 2008-2010.
To see more images of the bears and the infrastructure of the station click here.
Please see more photos of Hon me Wildlife Rescue Station here
Visiting Hon Me Wildlife Rescue Station
You can view and learn about the habitats and the activities of Bears, Gibbons and other wildlife. You can also help prepare the food, clean the dens and enclosures and prepare enrichment toys for Gibbons, Bears and others.
Since The 1st of April 2016, WAR handed over the rescue center to Forest Protection Department (FPD) of Kien Giang province to follow up all activities. Please contact FPD Kien Giang - Mr. Liem at (084) 913 820 572 for further information.
How do you get to the Hon Me Wildlife Rescue Station?
You can take the flight from Tan Son Nhat airport to Rach Gia (Rach Soi). The flight takes about 45 minutes.
From the Rach Gia (Rach Soi) airport, take the bus “Thanh An – Rach Gia” to the Rach Gia bus station. Then take bus # 4 to Ha Tien province and get off at Hon Da Town (Tri Ton). Then take a motorbike-taxi to the Kien Giang broadcasting station that is about 15 km away. You will see the Hon Me Wildlife Rescue Station on the left.
From Ho Chi Minh City, take the Trung Luong Highway, Vam Cong Ferry and National Road No.80 to Rach Gia City.
From Rach Gia City, take National Road No.80, toward Ha Tien City to Hon Dat Town. From Hon Dat town go to the Kien Giang broadcasting station, about 15 km away. You will see the Hon Me Wildlife Rescue Station on the left.
It will take about 6 hours to travel to the station.
From the Mien Tay Bus station, Ho Chi Minh City, take the bus to the Rach Gia Bus station. Then take bus #4 and get off at Hon Dat District (Tri Ton). Then take a motorbike-taxi to Kien Giang broadcasting station, about 15 km away. You will see the Hon Me Wildlife Rescue Station on the left.
How can you help the Hon Me Wildlife Rescue Station?
Some activities you can do to support the Hon Me Wildlife Rescue Station are as follows:
- Visit the Hon Me Wildlife Rescue Station
- Organise fund-raising activities
- Sponsor food for some animal species in the station
- Sponsor equipment for the station
- Volunteer at the station
- Buy our merchandise to support wildlife.