Last Great Ape Organisation, SOS Fauna and Education for Nature
Last Great Ape Organisation (LAGA), Cameroon – LAGA is the first wildlife law enforcement non-governmental organisation in Africa. It is a field-based organisation designed to establish effective enforcement of local wildlife law in association with the Cameroonian Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife. Their work focuses on threatened species and the dealers of illegal bushmeat, ivory and pet trade. LAGA has also managed to expand and replicate its model in the Central African Republic and Benin.
SOS Fauna, Brazil – SOS Fauna was founded in 2002 and their mission is to tackle the increasing illegal wildlife trade and carry out projects with a focus on wildlife welfare and conservation in the country. They provide veterinary care to the victims of the trafficking of wild animals when they are seized, ensure the recovery and rehabilitation of rescued wild animals, carry out scientific research focused on the welfare and conservation of rescued birds who have been released back to their environments and run education programmes for the local community.
Education for Nature (ENV), Vietnam – ENV was established in 2000 as the country’s first non-governmental organisation focused on the conservation of nature and the environment. They aim to foster a greater understanding amongst the Vietnamese public about environmental issues of local, national and global significance, from the protection of wildlife and natural ecosystems to climate change.