The Vietnamese Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment (VACNE) is a non-governmental organization focused on protecting the natural resources and environment of Vietnam. VACNE works to raise awareness and promote education on the conservation of natural resources and environmental protection amongst the general public. The Associations seeks to mobilize community members to protest actions that violate environmental protection laws. VACNE encourages community members to participate in the development and implementation of policies, legislation, and measures relating to environmental protection and conservation. It also provides government agencies and businesses with consulting services, professional reviews and social appraisals.