Oanh is an active 17 year-old-girl from Binh Duong province. She has heard about wildlife protection and nature conservation from different channels but does not really understand it or knows how she feels about it, thus she does not really care.
However, after spending one day at the Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station (CCWRS) and participating in the release of four pangolins and one big monitor lizard back to the wild of Lo Go Xa Mat National Park, Tay Ninh Province, she changes her mind.
Her day interacting with WAR staff and forest rangers makes her realize the huge suffering and pain some humans’ cause to wildlife. She also admires the great work WAR staff and rangers are doing daily to look after sick, injured animals. Above all, she is happy knowing that the animals can be rehabilitated and then release back into the forest where they belong. The day has opened her eyes and touched her senses. Now her attitude has changed and she thinks seriously about how she can help to protect Vietnam’s unique wildlife.
This is the content of a program called “Global Citizen” of the national television station: VTV3 that is aired every Sunday at 2 PM. The program tells true stories of different individuals in all aspects of lives. Oanh’s story is also a true story. And we hope that the program will help the large audience to appreciate wildlife in its natural surroundings and how to protect it.
The program about Oanh’s journey will be aired at the end of May 2010.
For more information, please contact Huyen Do Thi Thanh, Wildlife
Education Coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org