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Short-film making contest on illegal wildlife trade launched

The UK Government, in conjunction with the Luang Prabang Film Festival, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), has launched a short-film making contest on illegal wildlife trade, said the UK Embassy in Vietnam on June 12.

The contest aims to raise awareness of the public and policy makers of the importance of protecting endangered species, thus increasing specific actions to protect wild animals as well as of devising relevant sustainable and long-term measures for countries along the Mekong River.

It is available for all filmmakers in the region, with each entry will not be over 6 minutes.

The best filmmaker will be awarded a prize worth 5,000 USD, and be invited to attend the International Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in London in October and the Luang Prabang Film Festival in December.

Apart from professional filmmakers, students are also encouraged to participate in the contest as youths play an important role in creating changes.

More information about the contest can be found at

The deadline for submission is August 15, 2018.