Market Watch and legal enforcement agencies have been clearing away illegal wildlife trade at Thạnh Hóa farm produce market in the southern Long An province in responding to the call of stopping the market from 14 NGOs working in nature and wildlife conservation in Việt Nam.
The recent hand over of four bears from Hanoi’s Central Circus to a sanctuary is a big step towards helping bears in Việt Nam, said a representative of animal welfare organisation Animals Asia.
In reality the number of loving, helpful elephants are decreasing at an alarming rate, and whereas conservation efforts are being discussed and funded, elephant breeds are still under serious risk of extinction.
Dog and cat meat consumption has always been a controversial topic in Việt Nam. Traditional food or appalling cruelty? Aimal charity Animals Asia is calling for it to be banned altogether, especially now as the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Việt Nam, in co-operation with Đắk Lắc Elephant Conservation Centre, plans to launch a GPS supervision project on wild elephant herds found in the province.
NGO Animals Asia and the Agriculture and Rural Development Department in Đắk Lắk Province have signed a co-operation agreement for elephant conservation in Việt Nam from 2019-22.