The first Vietnamese wildlife conservationist won the Goldman Environmental Award

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Nguyễn Văn Thái, 39, director of Save Vietnam’s Wildlife, is the first Vietnamese conservationist and the only Asian to receive the Goldman Environment Prize 2021, the world’s most prestigious award for grassroots environmentalists. Six inhabited continental regions of Africa, Asia, Europe, islands and island states, North America and South and Central America The US $ 200,000 award recognizes people for their sustained and significant efforts to protect and improve the natural environment that Thailand received Awarded often in a virtual ceremony held at 4 p.m. (PDT) on Tuesday (June 15) for her contribution to rescuing 1,540 pangolins from the illegal wildlife trade between 2014 and 2020 and building the first anti-poaching team under the Co-led Save Vietnam’s Wildlife, a local non-governmental organization and the government since 2018.The team destroyed 9,701 animal traps, destroyed 775 illegal stores, confiscated 78 weapons and arrested 558 poachers between June 2018 and December 2020, resulting in a significant decrease in illegal poaching in the country Pù Mát National Park, in the central province of Nghệ An.

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