Our History


ENV Wildlife Conservation Trust (ENV USA) was established in 2014 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in the United States. The nonprofit is a sister organization to Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV), a Vietnamese NGO working to end the illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam.

The Founder and Executive Director of ENV USA is Douglas Hendrie. Mr. Hendrie helped create ENV and has been managing conservation projects and ENV since 1996. He is perhaps one of the most experienced global conservationists fighting wildlife trade on the ground.

ENV was created in 2000 as Vietnam’s first non-governmental organization focused on wildlife protection. Since then, ENV has been widely recognized as one of the most committed and effective organizations on the frontline of the fight against the illegal wildlife trade.

ENV has undoubtedly played a significant role in creating long-term improvement for wildlife protection in Vietnam by promoting public awareness and reporting of wildlife crime, collaborating with lawmakers to impose new wildlife conservation legislation, and constantly working with law enforcement authorities across Vietnam to ensure wildlife crime is addressed.