At least 72 wild animals were released in their natural habit in the first month of the year, according to Education for Nature Việt Nam (ENV).
Enhancing rescue centres’ capacity is one of the most critical aspects of efforts to put an end to the bear bile farming industry in Việt Nam, experts emphasised at a forum on Friday.
Sixteen international and non-governmental organisations working for wildlife conservation in Việt Nam signed a joint letter urging strict punishment for Nguyễn Mậu Chiến and his accomplies for transnational wildlife trafficking.
The People’s Court of the central coastal province of Nha Trang will begin proceedings on Monday in the case against Hoàng Tấn Hải, who was found illegally trafficking 10 tonnes of marine turtles in 2014.
The Hà Nội Forest Protection Department and World Animal Protection (WAP) finished re-implanting microchips in 200 captive bears earlier this week in the capital city – which boasts the highest number of bile farms as well as captive bears in the country.
Following increasing criticism of Việt Nam’s failure to crack down on wildlife crime, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc issued a new directive earlier this month instructing authorities and law enforcement agencies across the country to take urgent measures to combat the illegal trade in wildlife.
Education for Nature-Việt Nam (ENV) yesterday said it had rescued six lorises, whose scientific name is Lorisidae, three days after they were advertised for sale on line by wild animal traffickers.
Conservationists and scientists have strongly called on the Government to stop allowing organisations and individuals commercially farming and trading endangered species in Việt Nam.
Education for Nature - Vietnam (ENV), together with the Hà Nội Environmental Police Department, rescued 40 wild animals being transported from northern Lạng Sơn to the city for consumption.
Education for Nature–Việt Nam (ENV) said yesterday it had rescued nine wild animals with assistance from local units after following up on reports from local residents and volunteers.