During our last visit to Vietnam, our Projects Director was lucky enough to be asked to visit Save Vietnam’s Wildlife rescue facility to carry out a welfare assessment as part of their on-going due diligence. If you don’t know this organisation, do check out their fb page as they are doing an amazing job! Our welfare assessment covers all aspect of animal care and management and helps inform facilities on possible gaps while making recommendations on how to improve.
Each year they rescue hundreds of pangolins from the cruel and illegal wildlife trade. Pangolins are the most trafficked animals in the world and without organisations some as SVW, they could go extinct. The dedicated team work night and day to help pangolins that often arrive traumatised, severely dehydrated and injured, providing them with the unique care that gives them a fighting chance of recovery.
Since this visit Wild Welfare have sponsored Save Vietnam’s Wildlife to become members of Species360, an organisation dedicated to systematically gathering and sharing zoological information about animals in captive collections. This comprehensive database gives members resources to strengthen conservation-oriented research, collection planning, and decision-making process for the animals they care for. Critical when caring for endangered species!
A huge thanks to their team who made our visit so enjoyable!
Picture: One of the SVW veterinary team providing veterinary attention to a recently rescued pangolin