Will commercial tiger farming become a reality in Vietnam? ENV is working hard to arrest the development of tiger farming in Vietnam, avoiding the difficulties that China now faces regulating some 5,000 captive tigers in the hands of anxious farmers who wish to lift the ban on commercial trade of tiger parts.
A recent CITES decision calls on member states with captive tiger populations to “restrict the captive population to a level supportive only to conserving wild tigers.”
Last week, as part of a broader campaign to end tiger trade in Vietnam, ENV distributed a Vietnamese language version of the decision to key members of the government. This included local leaders representing provinces where all five of Vietnam’s registered tiger farms are located.
ENV is working closely with government leaders and law enforcement agencies to support and strengthen government efforts to eliminate the illegal tiger trade in Vietnam.