Tell Ranger Hun Vanne you care, send a postcard today!
He gave this up in 2007 to become a forest guard in the Mondulkiri Protected Forest, part of Cambodia’s Eastern Plains Landscape which today has the largest intact dry forests in Indochina.
Recognized and empoweredThis father of 4 has come a long way since then. In 2008, he received a certificate of commendation from WWF for his dedication and commitment, particularly in good patrolling and confiscating illegal wildlife products.
Describing this as a momentous experience in his life as a ranger, Hun Vanne says receiving the certificate encourages and inspires him to work hard and help conserve Cambodia’s natural heritage.
While patrolling, Hun Vanne has come across many wildlife species, including muntjacs, wild pigs, and primate species along the river.
The banteng, an endangered wild cattle species, is his favourite animal.
Not about to give up his jobLife as a forest guard is dangerous, says Hun Vanne, citing patrolling along the Cambodia-Vietnam border as always a risky undertaking, considering the possibility of coming across trespassers.
Yet, he is not about to give up his job. For Hun Vanne, the forest and its wildlife mean something to him.
Buy or make a card and mail it to:
#21, St. 322, Boeung Keng Kang I,
Phnom Penh P.O. Box 2467
The wildlife keeps the forest ecosystem balanced. I do feel regret if we cannot protect the forest and the wildlife for the next generation. I hope that we can protect the forest and wildlife so that it can benefit eco-tourism and support villagers’ livelihoods.