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Bears deserve to live freely in the rescue center after many years in captivity.
The new songs: Wishes for bears
More than 800 runners from 43 countries around the globe came together to “Run for Bears” to signal their strong support for the closing of bear farms, the reduction of bear bile demand, and expediting an end to the cruel and illegal bear bile industry.
ENV’s Wildlife Crime Unit (WCU) was established in 2005 to facilitate and motivate public involvement in efforts to combat wildlife trade, and to improve the effectiveness of front line law enforcement agencies.
January 2016 – As an urgent response to the massive and unabated exploitation of pangolins to meet demand from consumers in Vietnam and China, ENV is taking the unprecedented step of declaring war on pangolin crime. We are calling on the support of our government partners, law enforcement, and the public to put a swift and comprehensive end to all consumption and trade of pangolins and their scales in Vietnam.
On October 14, 2015, ENV and our partners hosted the second Outstanding Achievement Awards for Wildlife Protection ceremony to honor five law enforcement officers and two journalists for their contribution to wildlife protection in Vietnam.
On the 19th of November 2014, Vietnam’s National Environmental Police raided three warehouses in the city of Nha Trang and discovered more than 4.3 tons of dead marine turtles. A month later local police raided three additional locations connected to the same criminal network and found 4,000 more marine turtles. The combined volume of turtles seized in both raids was more than an estimated 10 tons making this the single largest seizure of marine turtles in the world history.
The short film highlights ten years of ENV commitment and progress in ending bear farming and trade in Vietnam. Help put an end to illegal bear farming and the consumption of bear bile in Vietnam by reporting bear bile traders to your local authorities, or by calling ENV’s toll-free hotline.
Tam biet, Turtle (Goodbye Turtle) was produced by ENV, the Vietnam-based Asian Turtle program and Cuc Phuong National Park to raise awareness to protect Vietnam’s turtles. This short film follows the perspective of a turtle caught by a hunter and sold to a wildlife trader, and then transported north across the border to the market of China. Unfortunately, in reality, this is the fate of many of Vietnam’s native turtle species that end up in the trade.
This film was produced by the International Tiger Coalition (ITC) to raise awareness about the critical threat to Asia’s tigers resulting from hunting and trade. In 2008 ENV produced a Vietnamese narrated version of this film which aired on national TV and is used in our awareness and training programs.