Endangered species event held in Hanoi hinh anh 1 Illustrative image (Photo Courtesy of WWF Vietnam)

Hanoi (VNA) - Bi bay (Trapped), an exhibition spotlighting the impact of humans on Nature, is underway at Hanoi Creative City (HNCC) in Hai Ba Trung district.

The exhibition has been organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Vietnam.

Featuring artworks that combine images, sound and interactive elements, the exhibition encourages visitors to study endangered species, experience the threats they face and co-operate in the preservation of rare animals for future generations.

According to data from the UN Environment Programme, over the last decade, more than one million species of animals around the world have been taken from the wild. While the disappearance of iconic species of elephants, tigers and sea turtles have hindered conservation efforts, the loss of any species, even at a regional level, can lead to much more unfavourable impacts on nature and humankind. The reduction in biodiversity directly affects the natural systems on which we all depend for food security, fresh air, water, shelter and a clean, healthy environment.

Nguyen Thuy Quynh, head of the communication department of WWF Vietnam, said the conservation efforts need more than that. “While WWF has always striven to conserve wildlife and their habitats in Vietnam, we believe the conservation effort requires collaboration and contributions from every individual to truly make a difference,” she said.

“The exhibition is hoped to inspire people to take action together with WWF for the protection of Vietnam’s endangered species. If we work side by side, a future where wildlife thrive alongside human society is possible,” she said.

WWF has been deploying strategic projects, creating large biodiversified corridors for wildlife species and building national conservation parks. In its latest initiative, WWF Vietnam has been working with International Investment Bank to conserve the declining Asian elephant population in Vietnam by resolving the conflict between this species and humankind.

After the display at HNCC, the exhibition will move to AEON Mall from May 27 to 30.-VNA