China authorities bust wildlife ring

ZHUHAI: Police in this province in South China’s Guangdong region have recently uncovered an animal trafficking scheme involving 8 tons of pangolin scales worth 400 million yuan ($62 million), China Central Television reported. The number of killed pangolins is estimated to be 16,000, taking into account that the scales of one pangolin weigh about 0.5 …

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ENV released Wildlife Crime Bulletin Issue 01.2021

Education for Nature – Vietnam (ENV) would like to present the first ENV Wildlife Crime Bulletin of 2021. In addition to a list of wildlife crime cases and wildlife criminal prosecutions, this issue includes the following wildlife crime highlights: A Blemish Amidst Progress: Lack of Arrests and Prosecutions Following Major Seizures at Our Ports Macaques Are Not Pets Ending Bear Farming in Vietnam: 2020’s Progress and 2021’s Challenges …

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A major breakthrough in combatting illegal tiger trafficking in Nghe An

ENV congratulates Nghe An provincial government and law enforcement authorities on their most recent successes against tiger trafficking criminals in the province. On August 1, 2021, Nghe An Environment Police stopped a vehicle and discovered 7 live tiger cubs being illegally trafficked, resulting in 2 subjects arrested who stated they were hired by an unidentified …

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You Get What You Give: Give Bears a Better Life and Receive the Same

Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV) debuts the newest Public Service Announcement (PSA), Bear Karma, shinning a light onto the dark reality of Vietnamese bear bile farms which keep modern-day Vietnam bound to adverse practices of the past. Confined, confused, and completely helpless, the PSA opens as a bear bile user must now endure the extraction of his own …

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The Illegal Trade of Endangered Douc Langurs in Vietnam and Across its Borders

An urgent call for action to end the illegal trade of douc langurs (genus Pygathrix) This is an urgent call for action to end the illegal trade of douc langurs (genus Pygathrix). There are three species of douc langur. All are critically endangered: the Red-shanked Douc langur (Pygathrix nemaeus); the Grey-shanked Douc Langur (Pygathrix cinerea); …

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New Public Service Announcement “Safer with Science”

Today, Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV) has just released the newest Public Service Announcement (PSA), Safer with Science, which drives home the fact that Vietnam is moving towards a future that chooses modern medicine over wildlife products. The PSA begins with an ambulance rushing a patient to seek medical help. Suddenly, the ambulance halts as they come to …

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Phuc Tho Vlog: Residents of Hanoi call on authorities to End Bear Bile Farming

For decades, Asiatic black bears have been held captive on Vietnamese bear bile farms so that owners may extract their bile, a traditional medicine. In 2005, the Vietnamese government, in collaboration with World Animal Protection (WAP) and Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV), began to crack down on the illegal exploitation of bears and selling of …

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