An annual wildlife conservation camp is taking place at the Hon Me Wildlife Rescue Station in the southern province of Kien Giang, drawing the participation of 40 students from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
The students, who are the winners of a video clip and writing competition on calling for young people to engage in protecting wildlife, arrived at the Rescue Station on June 19 to join in the Summer Movement 2015, held by the Wildlife At Risk (WAR) and the Douc Langur Foundation (DLF).
They will be trained in skills to persuade others to join hands in protecting wildlife animals, take photos of wild animals and survive in the jungle, as well as study relevant jobs related to wildlife protection. Furthermore, the students will try their hands at taking care of animals and planting forests.
The camp, which has been held annually at the WAR’s initiative since June 2013, will create valuable opportunities for volunteer students to improve their knowledge and skills to conserve nature, including wild animals, said Do Thi Thanh Huyen, Wildlife Education Manager from WAR.
Hon Me Wildlife Rescue Station, covering an area of nearly 3 hectares, was established in April, 2008 by WAR and the Kien Giang provincial Ranger Department. Currently, some 50 individuals of animals are given shelter at the station, including Asian black bear, sun bear, yellow-cheeked gibbon, Indochinese lutung and pangolin.