Education for Nature-Vietnam (ENV) is mobilizing public action in reducing demand for wildlife products and combating wildlife crime in Vietnam with support from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) through our reinvestment in the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot. ENV is working to strengthen Vietnam's civil society conservation movement, leading to societal changes in attitudes toward wildlife consumption, by expanding and strengthening Education for Nature-Vietnam's National Wildlife Protection Network.
This involves engaging volunteers in consumer crime monitoring and public outreach activities aimed at reducing consumer demand for wildlife, increasing public involvement in combating wildlife crime through a hotline, and promoting responsible consumer behavior via an online platform.
The video above showcases how ENV is working to stop marine turtle trafficking in Vietnam.
Established in 2000, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is a global leader in enabling civil society to participate in and influence the conservation of some of the world's most critical ecosystems. CEPF is a joint initiative of l'Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Conservation International, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Government of Japan, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the World Bank. CEPF is unique among funding mechanisms in that it focuses on high-priority biological areas rather than political boundaries and examines conservation threats on a landscape scale. From this perspective, CEPF seeks to identify and support a regional, rather than a national, approach to achieving conservation outcomes and engages a wide range of public and private institutions to address conservation needs through coordinated regional efforts.