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Việt Nam takes action to save primates

Update: May, 12/2017 - 15:00
Việt Nam will strive to combat the hunt and illegal trade of primates by 2025, with the goal to reducing hunting by 70 per cent. — Photo internet
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam will strive to combat the hunt and illegal trade of primates by 2025, with the goal to reducing hunting by 70 per cent.

It will also work towards building three rescue centres to save and release primates back into the wild. 

The target has been set in an action plan to conserve primates in Việt Nam until 2025 with a vision to 2030, signed by Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng on Wednesday.

According to Decision No 628/QĐ-TTg, the plan requires building an inter-sectoral co-operation mechanism and confiscating shotguns in residential areas where endangered primates in need of protection live. 

National parks and sanctuaries that are home to rare and endangered primates are also urged to use spatial monitoring and reporting tools to prevent hunting. State budget funds will be earmarked for them to study, protect and monitor primates while expanding forestation to create more living spaces for primates. 

The scheme aims to boost law enforcement agencies’ awareness of conservation work and incorporating primate conservation into a project on strengthening the capacity of sanctuaries. 

Local communities will be also educated on the role of women and gender equality in conservation while awareness campaigns will be launched to minimise consumption of products originating from primates.

The Government and philanthropists will provide scholarships, especially for women who want to take training courses on primate conservation. 

In addition, lectures on primate conservation will be added to school and tertiary curricula. — VNS

 

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