Wildopeneye is pleased to see that Education For Nature Vietnam has completed and released their first pangolin Public Service Announcement, before the Chinese New Year when wildlife trade and consumption tend to peak in Vietnam.
According to the ENV press release the PSA features popular news anchor Hoai Anh, calling upon the Vietnamese public to report any pangolin crimes and to recognize that “if you buy pangolin scales or eat pangolin meat in restaurants, you are directly supporting these criminal networks.” The PSA will be broadcast on over 50 television channels across Vietnam.
You can view the PSA with English subtitles through this link
ENV thanks all who have made donations that enabled production of this important film. Between 2012 and the end of 2014, ENV documented more than 34.3 tons of frozen pangolins and pangolin scales seized by authorities in Hai Phong alone where Vietnam’s major seaport is located .
ENV says there is still much more to be done in Vietnam to increase the public’s awareness of the plight of this endangered animal and hopes that this pangolin PSA will both encourage people to report pangolin crimes, as well as help reduce the demand for pangolins.