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Hollywood filmmaker works to help save rhinos in Việt Nam

Update: May, 09/2016 - 04:00
Rhino pride: Hollywood actor and film producer Paul Blackthorne wears a shirt calling for protecting rhinos in Việt Nam. Photo courtesy ENV
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – Hollywood actor and film producer Paul Blackthorne will take part in a series of activities for the rhino in Việt Nam, according to Education for Nature Việt Nam (ENV).

The activities will take place in Hà Nội and HCM City from May 19 to June 2, including talks on the rhino with students of Thăng Long University, exchanges with Vietnamese businesses, and an exhibition on rhino protection.

They form part of the “Save the Rhino Việt Nam” campaign initiated by the actor last month to raise Vietnamese awareness of using rhino horns, and raising funds for protecting this species.

The campaign sees the engagement of Aaron Ramsay – an Arsenal football player, and many other renowned figures.Born in the UK in 1969, Blackthorne is a committed social activist in wildlife conservation who has implemented a range of activities calling for joint global efforts to save wild animals, especially rhino and elephant.

In April 2015, he launched a campaign entitled “Poach eggs, not elephants” to raise funds for elephant protection and seven months later, he launched another campaign “Keep rhinos horny” for saving the rhino. — VNS

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