Trang Nguyen is a Vietnamese conservationist, founder and director of Vietnamese based NGO WildAct.
Born and raised in Vietnam, Trang has always been close to the plight of endangered wildlife and began her conservation efforts when she was just 14.
There is a big gap in understanding about the poaching crisis of large mammals such as elephants and rhinos between the “source” continent of Africa and the “end-use markets” of Asia. Trang believes that the misunderstanding and miscommunication between the two continents will seriously undermine conservation efforts, both now and in the future. She is therefore seeking out opportunities to address this crisis and bridge the gap using her own knowledge of Asian cultures and her work experience in Africa.