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Run for Tigers
#Run4TigersHN

Tiger populations have plummeted by 95% over the past 100 years. Of all the big cats, tigers are closest to extinction with fewer than 3,900 tigers remaining in the wild. Vietnam is home to the Indochinese tiger whose populations have steadily declined over the past 30 years. Experts also estimate that as few as 5 tigers may remain in the wild in Vietnam (*Source: World Wildlife Fund for Nature).

Vietnam’s wild tiger populations are mostly threatened by hunting and illegal trade. Tigers are mainly traded for their bones, which are used to make traditional medicine. They are also consumed in wine containing whole tiger cubs or parts of tigers. Stuffed and mounted tigers, tiger skins, claws, and teeth are also highly valued as decorations and jewelry.

Education for Nature – Vietnam (ENV) has been working with law enforcement agencies, decision-makers, and the public to protect tigers by addressing the illegal trade of tigers and reducing consumer demand in Vietnam.

By taking part in the Run for Tigers, you are making a strong gesture in galvanizing support for the many actions that are underway to save this magnificent species.

As well as taking part in the Run for Tigers, there are two other practical ways to help protect tigers:

  • Do not use, purchase or consume tiger bone traditional medicine or other tiger products
  • Contact ENV’s Wildlife Crime Hotline 1800 1522if you see tigers or tiger products being advertised or sold in Vietnam

Visit our website: www.envietnam.org and our YouTube tiger-themed Public Service Announcement video playlist: goo.gl/Tnez2j


Message from the latest ENV’s tiger Public Service Announcement: “Traditional medicine made from tigers is a distant memory from the past. Be part of the future and help protect tigers by not consuming them”


Captive Indochinese Tiger


A tiger exhibit organized by ENV


About ENV

ENV was established in 2000 as Vietnam’s first non-governmental organization focused on the conservation of nature and the protection of the environment. ENV combats the illegal wildlife trade and aims to foster greater understanding amongst the Vietnamese public about the need to protect nature and wildlife.

ENV employs creative and innovative strategies to influence public attitudes and reduce demand for wildlife trade products. ENV works closely with government partners to strengthen policy and legislation, and directly supports enforcement efforts in the protection of endangered species of regional, national, and global significance.

Since 2007, ENV has focused its activities on three major program areas that comprise ENV’s integrated strategic approach for addressing illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam. These include:

  • Reducing consumer demand for wildlife products through investment in a long-term and sustained effort to influence public attitudes and behavior.
  • Strengthening enforcement through direct support and assistance to law enforcement agencies, and mobilizing active public participation in helping combat wildlife crime.
  • Working with policy-makers to strengthen legislation, close loopholes in the law, and promote sound policy and decision-making relevant to wildlife protection.

Website: www.envietnam.org