An Nguyen



B.S. Biology, Ho Chi Minh City University of Science

An Nguyen is a dedicated field biologist in Vietnam. An is a field coordinator of the Junior Research Group Southeast Asian Biodiversity and Biogeography at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW). He is currently enrolled in a master course in ecology at Ho Chi Minh City University of Science. An is a member of the IUCN Pangolin Specialist Group. An developed a passion for wildlife at a young age and is now committed to saving wildlife in Vietnam.

After spending more than five years in Vietnam to conduct field surveys for rare mammals, An understands the critical issues around mammal conservation in Vietnam. He is particularly interested in applying research results to achieve conservation actions for species. He has been involved in systematic camera trap surveys in the Central Annamites, the starting point for long-term monitoring programs in across the region. He is also collaborating with institutions in Vietnam for wildlife monitoring-based research and to build the next generation of biology-based conservationists.


Willcox, D.H.A., Tran, Q.P., Hoang, M.D. and Nguyen, T.T.A., 2014. The decline of non-Panthera cat species in Vietnam. Cat News8, pp.53-116.