Small carnivore conservation in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Phuong Tran Quang

Small carnivores struggle against habitat destruction, over-exploitation and insufficient conservation action. This project will focus on the rarest, most vulnerable of habitats, the inland wetland, the endangered small carnivore species that persist there and the local community whose lives are so interconnected with both. The aim is to empower Vietnamese conservationists with leadership and survey skills, through practical field-based experience and collaboration with rangers, communities, students and academic partnership. The project will provide a scientific rationale, through transect observation, camera-traps and hunter interviews, to facilitate socio-political and protection action.