At the end of the race, the pachyderms lift their trunks above their heads to wave to the viewers, walk deliberately flapping their ears gently, gazing through half-closed eyes to receive sugarcane from the crowds. The winning elephant gets a laurel wreath, and sugar cane and bananas from the festival-goers. The elephants then participate in a swimming competition across the Serepok River, in tug-of-wars, throwing balls and playing football. … [Read more...] about Elephant Race Festival in the Central Highlands
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“I love art. Art helps me to explore my limits and learn about myself. I think art will help me to make the world a better place. When I found out that rhinos were endangered, I wanted to make a movie to call for rhino protection and stop their slaughter for their horns,” said Phan Le Ha Long. … [Read more...] about Where were you when the last rhino was killed?
Every day, the Veene crew gathers on the fourth floor of a building in Hà Nội's Hai Bà Trưng District to handcraft miniature items, including wooden dolls, custom music boxes and brooches. … [Read more...] about From big houses to small models
In South Africa, I worked closely with the police to stop illegal wildlife trafficking. As a Vietnamese woman, it was easy for me to talk to the dealers. They were not scared of me. They showed me rhino horns and other products from wild animals, anything I asked for. I followed them for day after day and talked to them with a hidden camera and voice recorder. When we had enough information, we decided to make an arrest. That morning, I asked them to go with me to get a huge amount of cash for elephant tusks and other illegal products. I got in the car with three armed criminals. Then, believe it or not, the hidden camera inside my coat ran out of battery, it kept flashing constantly. I was so terrified. If they found it, I would have been shot. Then I let my hair down to cover the camera. Luckily it stopped flashing. When I got out of the car and felt safe, I touched my right ear, the sign for the police. All the men involved were arrested. … [Read more...] about Conservation scientist aims to inspire people to protect wildlife