During two weeks from May 8, 2023, to May 21, 2023, SVW’s demand reduction officers, with the support of volunteers, completed two pre-campaign surveys in the buffer zone of Cat Tien, U Minh Thuong, and U Minh Ha National Parks with total 810 responses.
The main objective of the pre-campaign survey was to collect data on people’s awareness, attitudes, and knowledge regarding wildlife, as well as their understanding of the illegal wildlife trade. This data will be combined with a post-campaign survey to evaluate the campaigns’ effectiveness.
The survey team in the buffer zone of Cat Tien National Park. Photo © SVW.
Unfavorable weather conditions made it difficult for the survey team in the area. However, they persevered and completed their assigned task. In the buffer zone of Cat Tien National Park, a team of four people collected 410 responses from individuals residing in the buffer zone communes. Similarly, in the buffer zone of U Minh Thuong National Park, U Minh Ha, they gathered 400 responses from people in the buffer zone communes.
In the upcoming time, SVW will also collaborate with the national parks and local authorities to conduct a series of campaign activities. These activities will include posters, signage, content creation, and support materials for community evening events like short films and other media products. The aim is to increase community awareness and bring behavioral changes to reduce the demand for illegal wildlife products.
About “Pre-campaign survey with local communities in buffer zone of Cat Tien, U Minh Thuong, and U Minh Ha National Parks.”
Pre-campaign survey with local communities in the buffer zone of Cat Tien, U Minh Thuong, U Minh Ha National Parks was implemented by SVW in collaboration with three above national parks under the sponsorship of Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund (IWT). The focus of the IWT Challenge Fund’s project on reducing wildlife demand is on behavior change.
The survey toolkit. Photo © SVW/Lâm Huỳnh Uyên
We will update the latest pictures and information about program activities on the Fanpage https://www.facebook.com/TuChoiSanPhamDVHD, along with SVW’s official website and Facebook page. We invite you to follow the page and help spread the project’s message of reducing the community’s demand for wildlife products.