Our History

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ENV Wildlife Conservation Trust (ENV-USA) was established in 2014 as a non-profit organization in the United States. ENV-USA is registered as a 501 (c)(3) charity in Virginia. ENV-USA is a sister organization to Education for Nature – Vietnam (ENV) (www.envietnam.org).

The Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ENV-USA is Douglas Hendrie. Mr. Hendrie helped create ENV and has been managing conservation projects and ENV since 1996. He is probably 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 focusing 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 forever lasting improvement in wildlife protection in Vietnam by promoting public involvement, raising expectations, and constantly setting new precedents among law enforcement authorities across Vietnam.
Endangered binturong, Vietnam