Vietnam

Projects in Vietnam

Background

Vietnam's elephant population has undergone a precipitous decline in the last 30 years. There are now thought to be only around 100 wild elephants left in the country.

Urgent action is needed if this population is to recover from such a critically low level. Despite the small population, human-elephant conflict is a serious, on-going problem with 17 elephants killed in Vietnam since 2009. Poaching, deforestation and habitat degradation are adding further pressure to the remaining population, making the future of elephants in Vietnam highly uncertain.