Scientific name: Bubalus arnee
VN name: Trâu rừng
EN name: Wild water buffalo
As few as five tigers may remain in the wild in Vietnam, most surviving in border areas of the central and northwest region of the country. However, investigations show that the illegal tiger trade flourishes in Vietnam, with a small number of farms known to be selling tiger cubs and trading in tigers, as well as suspected of laundering tigers through their farms that originate from abroad.
It is too late for Vietnam’s last rhino, but not too late for other rhinos in the world. Vietnam must share the responsibility of protecting rhinos by enforcing the law and dispelling mythical beliefs.
The demand for bear bile poses a critical threat to Vietnam’s bears. Bears are hunted in the wild and sold live to commercial farms, where they are exploited for their bile to meet consumer demand.