Wildlife Conservation in Vietnam-ENV raising National awareness of conservation issues

Executive Director and Founder of ENVWhen Vu Thi Quyen graduated from Hanoi National University in 1996, she immediately went to work for Fauna and Flora International (FFI), an English NGO working in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam’s first national park, located about 120 km southwest of Hanoi. At Cuc Phuong, Quyen developed and ran the park’s community-based environmental education program, focused on raising awareness within local communities about the need to protect the park. Having pioneered the program model at Cuc Phuong, Quyen began training environmental educators from National Parks and Nature Reserves throughout Vietnam. In 2000, less than two years before the formal end of the FFI project at Cuc Phuong, Quyen founded ENV, the country’s first nature and environment-focused local non-government organization. Under Quyen’s leadership, ENV evolved to focus on what Quyen considers to be the greatest threat to her country’s wildlife (as well as that of the region): hunting and illegal wildlife trade, driven by an ever-increasing consumer demand. As ENV’s Executive Director, Quyen directly manages the policy and legislation program at ENV. Her husband Douglas Hendrie currently serves as a technical advisor to ENV. They currently split their time between working in Vietnam and the U.S.

Asianthinker interviews Lin Ji Liaw from BruWILD

Asianthinker Interviews Lin Ji Liaw the President of BruWILD Biodiversity and Natural History Society in Brunei. BruWILD was started under the leadership of Linji Liaw, an alumna in BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Brunei Darussalam. Formed in April 2014 its main aim was to provide educational support to educational institutions, nature groups and organizations that are concerned about the importance of environmental conservation and protection in Brunei.

Green Earth Society – Interview with an Environmental NGO and their work in Johor Malaysia

Asian thinker recently caught up with Sivakumar Packirisamy, the President of the Green Earth Society (GES) in Johor. It tries to go behind the scene to better understand some of the challenges and responsibilities of GES especially when it comes to tackling environmental deprivation and ensuring a sustainable environment that would be conducive for the people of Johor and Malaysia.

Dignity. Empowerment. Reintegration. How WONDER Works Nepal is helping women to reclaim their lives.

Bimala Khatri joined WONDERWorks Nepal in June 2014 as their Project Manager, helping to set up and support their Small Business programme. She was recently promoted to Administrative Officer and works closely with exploited young girls and women who work in the entertainment sector of Kathmandu