Closing ceremony of training course on enhancing knowledge and communication skills on wildlife protection and handovering DETECT training manual
Colonel, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Tran Minh Chat, Vice President of the PPA spoke at the ceremony

Attending the ceremony was Mrs. Tehri Majanen, Head of Environment Section, United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Mr. Sulma Warne, Deputy Director of Freeland Organization; Colonel, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Tran Minh Chat, Vice President of the PPA; Representatives of functional units of the PPA; Co-ordinators of Freeland and more than 500 students of the PPA.

 

Mr Sulma Warne, Deputy Director of Freeland Organisation 

hightly appreciated the efforts of the PPA

In the training course, more than 1000 students at the PPA were equipped basic knowledge about endangered wildlife protection laws, the provisions and sanctions for violations; effective communication skills on wildlife protection as well as the use of WildScan - a free application on the mobile phone to identify the species, it is an achievement of Asia's Regional Response to Endangered Species Trafficking (ARREST).

 

Mrs. Tehri Majanen, Head of Environment Section, USAID 

spoke at the ceremony.

At the ceremony, Mr. Sulma Warne, Deputy Director of Freeland Organisation hightly appreciated the efforts of Vietamese Government and the PPA in fighting against the trafficking of wild animals: “Being a main training institution for law enforcement force, the PPA plays an important role in fighting against the trafficking of wild animals. The aim of ARREST’s activities is to consolidate the role of Academy; this document is one of the most important results of this period…”

 

Representatives of Freeland Organisation and the PPA 

handed over the document

Mrs. Tehri Majanen, Head of Environment Section, USAID shared: “Unless we cooperate to be a joint community, trafficking of wild animals will be a global threats leading to the decline of species, ecosystem, health and security. This document helps the Vietnamese law enforcement force fight against the trafficking of wild animals. We need make more efforts to stop this illegal trafficking”.

 

Also, at the closing ceremony, Representatives of Freeland Organisation handed over the DETECT training manual for the PPA. This Vietnamese document is based on environmental crime detection references and adjusted according to the Vietnamese reality. The Freeland compiled this Vietnamese document in the framework of ARREST, sponsored by USAID.

 

The delegates and participants took a picture 

after the closing ceremony

Speaking at the ceremony, Colonel, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Tran Minh Chat, Vice President of the PPA expressed thanks to the Freeland organization and USAID. He hoped that there would have more and more actions to protect wildlife and students at the PPA would use knowledge in this training course to complete their mission in protecting wildlife, ecosystem.

Translated by Bich Lan

 

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