Over the course of history, wildlife hunting used to be a part of human’s way of life, especially for forest dwellers. In the old time, hunting was not considered illegal or unethical. However, with the alarming rate of human-induced degradation and extinction of many plant and animal species these days, wildlife exploitation and consumption have posed serious threats to nature. Without fundamental changes of social attitudes and behaviors toward wildlife, survival of many species will be at risk.
To engage journalists in raising public awareness and societal changes on wildlife conservation, PanNature organized the training workshop “Wildlife Conservation from Cultural and Community Perspectives” at Hua Tat village, Van Ho commune, Van Ho district, Son La province, from 27-29 November 2021.
The training attracted the participation of 26 participants, including journalists, cultural and conservation experts, and local community representatives.
This led to the creation of INSPiRE Vietnam, a program aiming to restore 630 hectares of natural forest that won the 'Forest' category of the European Outdoor Conservation Association's recent voting campaign. As a result, PanNature will receive EUR25,000 (VND650 million) in funding from the EOCA for their work.