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Hollywood actors went to Vietnam to call for protection of rhinos
‘Vietnam, Protection of rhinos', a campaign was implemented by Hollywood actor Paul Blackthorne to raise awareness and reduce the consumption of rhino horn in Vietnam.


At the meeting with students of the University of Thang Long-Hanoi on May 20, male actor called for people to consciously protect not only the rhinos but also with other wildlife. Photo: ENV.

The male actor arrived in Hanoi for two weeks from May 19 to participate in many activities, such as exchanges on the subject of rhinos with students; participating Centers for Wildlife Rescue, meeting Vietnamese enterprises. Accompanying Paul in this campaign there are two rhino ambassadors of Vietnam Nature Education Center (ENV) artist Xuan Bac and singer Hong Nhung.

The campaign 'Vietnam, protection of rhinos' male actor launched the Arsenal Aaron Ramsey team player from April, 2016, by promoting and selling T-shirts with drawings mounted rhino sketch of Vietnam map. Many celebrities joined the campaign like players Mesut Ozil, Mathieu Flamini, Calum Chambers; Hollywood actors are Stephen Amell, Matt Smith, John Barrowman, Alex Kingston, Aamir Khan, Emily Bett Rickards and David Ramsey.

According to International Nature Conservation Organization, if the rhino hunting continues as at present, this species may be extinct in 2026.

Kim Xuyen
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