Ang Thong National Marine Park
Elephant Jungle Sanctuary
Tham Khao Phlu Wildlife Conservation Area
The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project
Turtle Conservation & Education Center
This center supports the Serangan community in finding alternatives to illegal turtle activity. The center utilizes potential education, tourism, conservation and research with a liberal sprinkle of business to give endangered turtles a new chance. They also contribute directly to protecting turtles; for example, by keeping injured animals, collecting nests from tourist beaches and buying eggs from locals to prevent them from being eaten. The eggs are bred in the center and when they are hatched TCEC takes care of them for a month before they are being released.
Coral Triangle Center
Coral Triangle cover areas around six countries – Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste. It’s shaped like a triangle as researchers identified that these limit the epicentre of marine biodiversity on our beautiful and irreplaceable planet. The Coral Triangle Center have three programs they focus on and one is as important as the other: CTC Academy, Conservation Efforts and Learning Networks. Here you can learn about marine science and conservation management to become ‘Guardians of the Sea’ and marine and coastal champion.
Bird Village of Petulu
Every morning the birds wake up to get their food. At twilight, they return to Petulu. These sacred birds, like lost souls from the deceased, now share the village with people and is often seen around the silent road that leads to the temple where the cleaning ceremony to remove negative energy took place. The locals believe that these hedges are there to protect the village.
Wildlife Rescue Centre
Destination: Hoi An
The Wildlife Rescue Center in Hoi An’s focus is to only keep animals short-term and to find ways to introduce them back into nature. The rescue center has saved more than 1,000(!) animals over the last eight years, giving each of them a new chance of life and helping reproduce native species. Wildlife Rescue Center, we salute you!
Endangered Primate Rescue Centre
This center is a non-profit project dedicated to rescue, rehabilitation, breeding, research and conservation of Vietnam’s endangered and critically endangered primates. It is the home to around 180 primates representing 15 species – and they’ve saved more than 300 animals!
The Turtle Conservation Centre
This center houses more than 1,000 terretrial, semi-aquatic and aquatic turtles that represent 20 of Vietnam’s 25 native species. Many have been confiscated from smugglers who have been driven by the demand from the domestic and Chinese market as eating turtles are believed to increase the lifespan. Visitors to the center can see turtles in semi-wild surroundings.
The Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station
Destination: Ho Chi Minh
This center is dedicated to the protection of animals that have been confiscated from owners or illegal traders. The animals that are protected here includes bears, otters and gibbons. The information at the center reflects the depressing state of wildlife and animal welfare in Vietnam. They also have a “room of death” where traps and baits are displayed to put things in perspective.