October 1, 2018

New Vet Clinic for Pangolins!

Credits: Anne de Carbuccia

Recently Thai Van Nguyen, winner of the FFN Award 2016 and executive director of Save Vietnam’s Wildlife celebrated the fourth anniversary with his team. What started off with Thai’s mission to save the pangolins has now grown to a team of over 40 people.

New Vet Clinic
One of their recent highlights is the opening of a brand new vet clinic. The vet clinic is located in Cuc Phiong, Vietnam and has several specialised rooms. It has one large procedure room where the vets conduct most of the treatment work, one laboratory, plus office where they can collect blood tests, samples for research purpose and conduct other documentation work. Moreover, the clinic also has a small carnivore room and a separate pangolin room to keep sick animals for tracking their recovery purpose.


Future plans
The current rescue centre is placed in Cuc Phuong and acts as an important rescue centre, but also as an educational hub. In 2017 they rescued 427 pangolins and quickly faced overcapacity. From early 2018 until now they have already rescued over 350 pangolins from the illegal trade. Save Vietnam’s Wildlife is working on the establishment of another rescue centre in Pu Mat National Park. Last year they upgraded their existing rescue facilities there and recently 12 new quarantine  enclosures for both pangolins and small carnivores have been built.

Save Vietnam’s Wildlife team calls out: If you have spare medical facilities or machines that are no longer in use and you would be willing to donate them to help save more animals, please contact the team through info@svw.vn

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