By being encouraged to be curious, ask questions and not make assumptions I have a network of people in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang and Hue who are all happy to take my questions on the demand for wildlife in Vietnam. They have been pleased and surprised that guy based in the USA wanted to learn and wanted to help.
In return, this group have helped me with the projects I wanted to do for World Rhino Day, 22 September. For instance, several people based in Vietnam have donated their time to help translate material some of my early, small projects into Vietnamese.
I am so grateful for their interest and support. A foundation of trust has been built because no assumptions were made, questions were asked in a non-judgmental way with the desire to understand.