Recently, within the framework of the project “Strengthening Partnerships to Protect Endangered Wildlife in Vietnam Project” (WLP project), the Center for Eco-Community Development (ECODE) organized communication training on the conservation of endangered wild species for managers of national parks, nature reserves, and related units in the North.
Training activities are organized to improve capacity in propaganda, advocacy, change awareness and behavior of the community about wild species as well as popularize new communication methods and trends for staff. Management ministries at key units in the field of biodiversity conservation, such as national parks, nature reserves, species and habitat conservation areas, wildlife rescue centers, etc.
Instructor Vu Ngoc Dung guides delegates through popular communication channels and tools
The training course trainers are all experienced and senior experts working in the fields of biodiversity conservation, climate change, and mass communication, including MSc.NCS Hoang Thi Ngoc Ha – experts in biodiversity and climate change research; Ths. Tran Thi Hoa Mai – lecturer at the Department of Broadcasting and Television, Academy of Journalism and Propaganda, and Mr. Vu Ngoc Dung – expert in development communication and multimedia communication.
Participants in the training course were introduced to and guided to practice media planning, basic photography skills with mobile devices, video editing, short films using software, and building newsletters—sound and many other communication skills and methods. Right at the training class, after being guided meticulously and in detail by the lecturer, groups of trainees were able to produce several media publications such as propaganda videos with voiceovers, short radio bulletins, etc.
Students practice in class the skills of building radio bulletins
In addition to acquiring knowledge from lecturers, students also exchange and share experiences in communication activities between units. During the training course, representatives of Cat Ba National Park and Hanoi Wildlife Rescue Center shared with other trainees about the advocacy and propaganda initiatives that have been carried out at the unit and some results actual results. Thereby, representatives of additional units can learn and draw valuable lessons from experience.
Representative of Cat Ba National Park speaking in the training class
After finishing the training course in the North, shortly ECODE Center will continue to organize training courses in the Central and the South. This is one of the important activities to enhance the effectiveness of propaganda to protect wildlife, especially in the context that Vietnam has many international commitments to biodiversity conservation