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Street Art Bus Tour paints murals to raise awareness about wild-animal protection

Update: June, 26/2019 - 08:38

 

 

Murals to raise awareness about wild-animal protection and climate change in Đà Nẵng, painted as part of the the Wildlife Street Art Bus Tour programme. — Photo courtesy of CHANGE

HCM CITY — The Wildlife Street Art Bus Tour programme is calling on residents in HCM City to take action and protect wild animals.

The five-day programme includes mural painting and interactive activities between its organisers, local authorities and young people. 

Its aim is to encourage people to protect wild animals, especially elephants, rhinos and pangolins, and not to buy products made from them.

The programme is organised by the Vietnamese NGO Centre of Hands-on Action, Networking for Growth and Environment (CHANGE), non-profit organisation WildAid, and many other sponsors.

WildAid works to reduce global consumption of wildlife products and to increase local support for conservation efforts.

HCM City is the latest destination for the programme, which started on May 6 in the Mekong Delta province of Cà Mau and then the cities of Đà Nẵng, Huế, Vinh, Hạ Long, Móng Cái, and Nha Trang.

Under the programme, murals are being painted in public spaces on Phan Liêm Street, which connects the two busy streets of Võ Thị Sáu and Điện Biên Phủ in District 1 in HCM City.

The murals near these two big and busy streets are expected to catch the eye of many drivers and passengers, aiming to raise their awareness about climate change and sustainable lifestyles.

The programme has attracted many foreign and domestic artists, including Bùi Ngọc Trang known as Trang Suby, Nguyễn Hoàng Hiệp, An Chea, Lukas Harrer, Lee Kyui Young and Jack Clayton. — VNS