Founder and Executive Director, WildAct
Trang Nguyen is the founder and executive director of WildAct, an NGO which focuses on monitoring the illegal wildlife trade markets and provides conservation education programmes for Vietnamese youth. WildAct runs the first ever master course on Combating Illegal Wildlife Trade, in collaboration with the University of Vinh for Vietnamese students and early career conservationists. This national capacity building project adds crucial value to the regional and global efforts in combating illegal trade of wildlife products in the long term, especially when Vietnam is still considered as one of the largest illegal trade hubs, transit and consumer countries. All students who signed up to the course in 2019 have now been employed as full-time staff in the wildlife conservation sector in Vietnam.