Implementing a program to improve communication capacity on nature conservation and protection of endangered species in Vietnam, the Center for Nature Conservation and Development (CCD) organized a training course on “Communication skills, environmental education to improve the conservation of gibbon and loris”
Vietnam is home to many endemic and endangered animals of Indochina. However, development activities, exploitation of natural resources and especially illegal hunting have severely reduced the populations of wild animals, among them gibbons and loris are endangered species. The highest threat of extinction. Therefore, the Center for Nature Conservation and Development has plans to strengthen propaganda and raise awareness of the parties about nature conservation and protection of endangered animal and plant species in Vietnam. From 23-24 May 2019, the Center collaborated with two Nature Reserves Xuan Lien and Pu Hoat to organize a training course on “Communication skills and environmental education to improve the effectiveness of gibbon conservation. and loris “for staff working in propaganda, forest rangers and some local teachers.
The aim of the training course is to equip students with some knowledge and skills in planning and implementing communication and environmental education programs focusing on gibbons and loris. Attending the training course were 18 trainees who were staff of Xuan Lien and Pu Hoat Nature Reserves who are directly implementing environmental education and communication activities of the reserve and some teachers. Local secondary school students where activities are coordinated with conservation areas on communication and environmental education.
After the training, the Center will coordinate with practitioners from the two protected areas to implement a number of propaganda activities to raise awareness of local communities about nature conservation and protection of animal and plant species. Wild animals focus on gibbons and loris as symbolic species.