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Education for Nature – Vietnam (ENV) today presents the Outstanding Achievement Awards for Wildlife Protection to recognize the class-setting work of Vietnam’s law enforcement agencies and legal system.
Education for Nature – Vietnam has released the latest edition of its Wildlife Criminal Bulletin.
ENV reaches 20 in 2020. Join us in our fight to save the world’s biodiversity here in Vietnam, the acknowledged epicenter of the illegal wildlife trade.
We have a proven track record in ensuring the best possible outcomes for wildlife. Please donate today and help us continue our vital work in 2020. Even a small donation will have an instant impact in turning the tide for endangered species.
The year 2020, though, is more than just a milestone for ENV – it is also a watershed for endangered wildlife. Many of our most iconic species are teetering on the brink of extinction. Without decisive action this year we risk reaching the point of no return.
But there is still time to rewrite the story. Join us and fight for endangered species and the world’s precious biodiversity.
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Pangolins are the world’s most illegally trafficked mammal on the planet. Each one is beyond precious in the grand scheme of conservation. Happy to report, then, that ENV has been able to rescue five live pangolins this year so far.
And all thanks to the public contacting the ENV wildlife crime hotline! Clearly, the hotline is being recognized by the Vietnamese public.
Find out more about ENV’s work protecting the pangolin in Vietnam on our appeal page: https://www.gofundme.com/protect-the-pangolin
The numbers are just in for September and they make for healthy reading. A big thank you is due to the members of the public who used our toll-free wildlife crime hotline to report these violations.
Here is a breakdown our ENV’s September:
18 – live animals confiscated, comprising two otters, a python, seven macaques, two squirrels, six turtles (three elongated tortoises, three Malayan snail-eating turtles).
9 – live animals transferred voluntarily, comprising a pangolin, a loris, an eagle, an otter, and five macaques.
4 – wildlife products confiscated, comprising two bear paws, a wine jar containing langur paws, and 200 gm of langur TCM
2 – subjects arrested as a result of sting operations.
In other ‘highlights’ ENV’s wildlife crime unit had 55 violating posts removed and three Facebook accounts of illegal wildlife traders closed down. A bear bile signboard was removed in Ha Tinh and a violation on a menu in Lao Cai was removed.
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Rhinos are on the knife edge of extinction, driven in large part by consumer demand for rhino horn in Vietnam.
Together we can rewrite the rhino story and ensure there is another chapter, not an ending. Support ENV’s consumer demand reduction work by donating to our People for Rhinos appeal: http://bit.ly/people4rhinos
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An appeal court in Hanoi has upheld the sentence of a major player in Vietnam’s illegal tiger trading.
Pham Duc Hoa, busted last year in the capital’s Long Bien district, along with three others, while transporting a dead tiger, will continue to serve his 15 months sentence. In their verdict on the appeal, the judges specifically referenced ENV’s intervention in the case and rejected the extenuating circumstances presented to the court by Pham Duc Hoa’s legal team.
Meanwhile, in a separate case, a female illegal wildlife internet trader was sentenced to 18 months for attempting to sell bear products on Facebook. The prison sentence could potentially have been longer but was reduced due to the subject now being pregnant.
A sorry tale of a football match, a rhino horn, and a garbage chute are the plot elements of Education for Nature – Vietnam’s just-released Public Service Announcement (PSA) video urging the public to reject rhino horn use.
In this table-turning video, a young boy steps up to defend rhinos while his father and his friends are absorbed in a football match on TV. Seeing a rhino horn recently purchased by his father to impress his friends, the youngster recalls books he has read about rhinos and rhino poaching. Unable to get their attention to remonstrate with his father, our young wildlife warrior takes matters into his own hands.
Spoiler alert: the kid puts the adults to shame.
Please share the video via this link: http://bit.ly/RhinoFootball
Big shout out to Saga Media who have very kindly given ENV a two-week video slot on a major Hanoi bus route to promote our 1800-1522 wildlife crime hotline.
This 30 second clip will be looped on the video screens of 20 No.26 buses (Mai Dong – My Dinh stadium) and will reach an estimated 270,000 people.
Following the seizure of seven dead tiger cubs last week, ENV today (International Tiger Day) called on the Vietnamese legal system to prosecute the alleged tiger kingpin to the full extent of the law.
Speaking on Voice of Vietnam radio, an ENV representative congratulated the Hanoi Police for the three arrests but noted that this is only halfway to success. According to the Penal Code, the seven tiger cubs propels alleged tiger trafficking kingpin, Nguyen Huu Hue into the highest punishment bracket, 10-15 years’ imprisonment. It is therefore vital he is prosecuted, and justice served by a suitably lengthy prison sentence.
(Image credit: baomoi.com)
EN language newspaper report of the tiger cub seizure