CAW 2021

Posted on 04.07.2023 | Tag: School and Community, Capacity and Governance

Our Captive Animal Welfare course aims to educate students on the topic of captive wild animal welfare in contemporary Vietnam. In 2021, the CAW short course comprises (1) two weeks theoretical online learning (2) a 3-day field trip to a rescue center for practical practice; and (3) a minimum 2 weeks placement at a conservation organisation

From 12 July to 23 July, a theoretical section was taught online via zoom. The course starts by exploring the ethical framework around which CAW theory and practice is based, before moving on to more in-depth, practical aspects of CAW such as seizures of illegally held animals, animal transport, feeding, rehabilitation and release. Students were expected and encouraged to think creatively, critically and originally, and will be challenged to apply this thinking to practical, real-life scenarios

Total 31 students completed their placement .The projects are developed based on the actual work/problems that students research during the internship period at 13 NGOs and government agencies including:

  • Animals Asia Foundation: 7 students

  • Asian Turtle Program: 3 students

  • Cat Tien National Park: 1 student

  • CHANGE: 1 student

  • Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Center: 1 student

  • Endangered Primate Rescue Center: 1 student

  • Four Paws: 6 students

  • Free The Bears: 2 students

  • GreenViet: 2 students

  • Safari Phu Quoc: 1 student

  • Save Vietnam’s Wildlife: 3 students

  • The University of Vinh: 1 student

  • WildAct: 4 students

    Currently, 15 out of 31 students who completed the course are working in wildlife conservation sector, at iNGOs, local NGOs and government agencies. Let’s see what they say about our course!