Exhausted firefighters said they had finally brought Australia's largest "megablaze" under control on Monday, as wet weather promised to deliver much-needed respite for countryside ravaged by bushfires.
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.
Seventeen bears – which used to be kept in captivity and illegally traded to harvest their bile - are living in a bear conservation centre in the northern province of Ninh Bình.
Albanian police on Sunday broke open cages at a private zoo and removed 11 animals including three lions and a bear being kept in "hellish" conditions, animal welfare workers said.
An international animal welfare charity has welcomed the news Hà Nội is considering banning the consumption of dog meat in certain areas.
Việt Nam is strengthening its cooperation with international organisations in protecting endangered species, an official said.
An Asiatic black bear owned by Trần Văn Trách in Thái Nguyên City, Thái Nguyên Province was safely transferred to the Ninh Bình Bear Sanctuary yesterday.