The Owston’s Palm Civet is a small carnivore that is threatened due to hunting and the wildlife trade as they are sought out for their beautiful coats, meat, and bones for traditional Chinese medicine. The immediate focus for the conservation of this species is currently to strengthen the captive breeding program at Cuc Phuong national park in Vietnam. Your vote will help them achieve their two main project goals:
They also conduct educational programs, increase the experience of forest rangers, rescue illegally hunted civets by wildlife traders, rehabilitate civets and find placement options for small carnivores, and conduct captive research and field research. In 2005, this program became the Small Carnivore Conservation Program (SCP) and in 2008 The Owston Civet breeding program became part of a larger conservation initiative, The Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Program, which is committed to rescuing a future for wild populations of threatened carnivores in Vietnam. We are dedicated to increasing the understanding of and respect for these unique species and their habitats and empowering people to take action to conserve them. To learn more about it, visit www.cucphuongtourism.com.