Ho Chi Minh City, dated 29 December 2013– Wildlife At Risk (WAR) and HCMC Forest Protection Department (FPD) operated the SOS Traveling Exhibition at the camp titled “The Youth for a Green City” at the Centre for Teenager Outdoor Activities, Can Gio District, Ho Chi Minh City. The activity aims to improve knowledge of the students on situation of wildlife product consumptions in HCMC. It also helps the students to understand that consumption is the most dangerous threat to wildlife as it drives wildlife demand and thus wildlife hunting and trading.Over 140 secondary school students aged 12-15 years old who are winners of the contest titled: “The Youth for a Green City”, from District 9, Can Gio, Cu Chi, and Binh Chanh Districts, 50 teachers, rangers and staff of the Centre for Teenager Outdoor Activities participated in the SOS Traveling Exhibition. The students have been quite exciting to visit the SOS exhibition for the first time. They enjoyed the games and every other activity of the exhibition.
WAR hopes that the students have been inspired by visiting the SOS Exhibition and thus they will take practical actions to protect wildlife.