Our Purpose

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with an unwavering dedication
to protect endangered species and vanishing habitats worldwide.

Our Priorities


We instill empathy toward nature and wildlife in children and adults.

How We Foster Stewardship

Capacity Building

We empower individuals to tackle conservation challenges and find practical solutions.

How We Advance Sustainability


We use cutting-edge methodologies to improve biodiversity conservation.

How We Save Species and Habitats

Our Progress

Red-shanked douc Pygathrix nemaeus (photo © LVDI International)

Let’s Save the Douc

The red-shanked douc (Pygathrix nemaeus) is considered by many to be the most beautiful monkey in the world. One of its largest populations is found in central Vietnam at a place called Son Tra (aka Monkey Mountain). The doucs of Son Tra, numbering fewer than 1,000, are losing ground because developers are destroying forest habitat and converting it into luxury resorts and mansions. Working […]

Children of Anevoka are excited about their new library (photo © J. Bankson/LVDI International)

We Are Building a Children’s Library in Madagascar

The village of Anevoka has plenty of kids but no kids’ library. Through our volunteers we have donated enough books to the local primary school to establish a small library. But space has been a major issue at the school and there is already a shortage of classrooms. To create a library, we needed a new […]

“I’ve had the time of my life and a breakthrough in my career!” - Van Tuan Bui (photo © LVDI International)

The Time of My Life and a Breakthrough in My Career

The title of this post encapsulates how Mr. Van Tuan Bui (Vietnam Conservation Program Coordinator) feels after having completed his seven weeks of training at the U.S. headquarters of LVDI International. Earlier this year Mr. Bui was awarded a prestigious Russell E. Train Education for Nature Professional Development Grant from the World Wildlife Fund (see post Investing in […]

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