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[Photos] Educational Campaign Paints Saigon Walls With Rhino Graffiti

Over the last month, walls along a number of District 1 streets have been covered in graffiti as part of an awareness-raising campaign.

According to Tuoi Tre, the graffiti is part of the Rhinos Street Art Painting Project, organized by the Center of Hands-On Action and Networking for Growth and Environment (CHANGE). The group, along with international conservation organization WildAid, has been running educational campaigns aimed at ending the use of wildlife products in Vietnam for several years.

The project, which was completed over this past weekend, features 17 works of art created by 11 local and international artists, the news source reports. Each work portrays rhinos in a unique style and carries the message "Cứu tê giác" or "Save the rhinos." 

Vietnam is one of the largest transit points and end consumers of trafficked ivory and rhino horn, mostly from Africa, in the world, according to Tuoi Tre. Last year, local authorities destroyed over 2.2 metric tons of seized elephant ivory and rhino horn.

VnExpress reports the graffiti can be found at the following locations: the intersection of Vo Van Kiet and Nguyen Van Cu Streets; hẻm 36 Nguyen Huy Tu Street; under the Bui Huu Nghia Bridge; Hoa My Street; the Dien Bien Phu roundabout; Phan Ke Binh Street; hẻm 60 Le Thi Rieng Street and hèm 153 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai.

[Photos via Tuoi Tre]

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