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This #GivingTuesday, we’re raising funds to end the illegal wildlife trade in Vietnam. ENV strives to deter and prevent criminals from exploiting endangered animals for products, traditional medicines and entertainment. You can help these animals by donating and helping us reach our goal – we’re only 13% away! 💚 (link in bio)

All donations go further today, helping us receive a portion of the $1 million GlobalGiving incentive fund for 24 hours!

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Can you spot me? 🧐

Help us continue to spread awareness and encourage the public to be vigilant of wildlife crime (link in bio) 🌏

A public informant contacted ENV after spotting the pig-tailed macaque inside a restaurant window in Hanoi 🐒 The local authorities planned to check it out, however, the pandemic caused some delays. In the meantime, the restaurant reported the macaque to the People’s Committee themselves to arrange a voluntary transfer.

The Hanoi Forest Protection Department then facilitated the transport of the macaque, relocating it to Hanoi Wildlife Rescue Centre. This case shows how it’s never too late to do the right thing! 💚

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Green peacock confiscated from pagoda 🦚

An informant contacted ENV’s hotline regarding a green peafowl being kept in a pagoda in An Giang province, southern Vietnam. Apparently, the bird had been given as a gift by a member of the public.

There were delays relocating the bird out of the pagoda due to the prevalence of Covid-19, but we received the news yesterday that it had been successfully transferred to Hon Me Wildlife Rescue Station! 🌳

The green peafowl is native to Southeast Asia, and has been listed as endangered by the IUCN due to its population declining rapidly from habitat loss ⚠️

Help us facilitate the rescue of more wild animals by becoming a donor today 💚 (link in bio)

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18 months in prison for otter trafficker! 🦦

This had been an ongoing case, spanning back to a report from an informant last year. The subject had been posting videos of the otters on TikTok and advertising them for sale on Facebook, leading to his arrest by the Tan Phu District Police back in December 2020 🚓The 2 baby otters were confiscated and relocated to a wildlife facility 🌳

There were unavoidable prosecution delays due to the spread of Covid-19 this year ☣️ However, the subject was finally sentenced this November by Tan Phu District Court in HCMC, receiving 18 months in prison for his crimes against wildlife!

We appreciate the strong actions of law enforcement and with many prosecutions resulting from the exotic pet trade this year, we hope people will think again about keeping wildlife as pets 💡

Join ENV and spread the word on how the exotic pet trade harms the world’s ecosystems (link in bio) 💚🌏

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Two years in prison for sun bear cub traffickers!

Help facilitate more wildlife rescues by supporting the mission to end illegal trading (link in bio) 🌏

Thanks to decisive actions of the Lai Chau Provincial Police making the arrests back in July, and the effective prosecution from Nam Nhun District Court this week, 2 subjects were sentenced to 12 months in prison each for possessing the sun bear ⚖️

The tiny bear cub was found in a residential property, weighing only 5 kg. This species of bear can weigh up to 70kg as a male, and gets its name from the orange-toned patch on its chest ☀️ This cub was safely transferred to the Hoang Lien National Park Rescue Center.

We need your support continue facilitating the rescue of other endangered animals 💚

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Today, we want to express gratitude to everyone that has helped ENV work towards our goals of wildlife protection and the eradication of the illegal wildlife trade this past year 💚🐻

This long list includes public informants of wildlife crimes, people making voluntary transfers of wild animals, law enforcement agencies, our wildlife protection volunteers and of course, our donors! The work we do is only possible thanks to people like you.

Thank you, friends and supporters, for joining the fight against the illegal wildlife trade and believing, like us, that lasting change is within our reach! 🙌 Every donation has gone towards on-the-ground efforts to end Vietnam’s illegal wildlife trade. We still have a long way to go, but we couldn’t do it without you.

Want to learn more about how your donations make a difference? Find out more about our campaign and what the amount you donate will fund (link in bio) 🌏

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2 subjects arrested for trading bear parts ⚠️

Join ENV in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade (link in bio) 🍃

The subjects were caught in the act of illegally trading 16 parts of a bear in Me Linh, a rural district of Hanoi ❌ They were discovered by the Me Linh District Police in a local café, having 2 large sacks filled with illegal wildlife products.

The items were confiscated and the subjects immediately arrested. The criminals are now facing prosecution thanks to the decisive actions of law enforcement! 🙌

📷 Hanoimoi

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Eagle flying free following hotline call! 🦅

Support ENV in facilitating the voluntary transfer of wild animals that aren’t where they should be (link in bio) 🌳

We have an uplifting story to share with you, where an eagle was released back into the wild on The Big Mountain in Vung Tau, southern Vietnam. An informant contacted ENV via the Wildlife Crime Hotline to report an eagle roaming the streets of the city. It was suspected to have escaped from a local establishment ⚠️

ENV put the informant in touch with one of our trusted wildlife protection volunteers, who assisted in the safe transport and release of the eagle at the top of the mountain 💚 Our volunteer has been helping ENV for over 10 years and we want to thank him and the informant for their commitment to safeguarding wildlife.

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A cook was fined VND 270 million for a monitor lizard! 🦎

The Huong Thuy Forest Protection Department discovered the endangered clouded monitor at a restaurant in Hue and quickly confiscated it. According to the subject, he had bought the monitor from the illegal wildlife trade.

The People’s Committee of Thua Thien Hue province handled the case and handed out the hefty fine of 270 million VND ❌ Meanwhile, the lizard with its injured front limb is being cared for before its release back into the wild!

Help us empower law enforcement to continue handing out strict punishment for wildlife crime (link in bio) 💪

📷 Thua Thien Hue Provincial FPD
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4 years in prison for bear cub traffickers! ⚠️

Help ENV in supporting law enforcement to combat the illegal wildlife trade (link in bio).

Back in August, 2021, two subjects were arrested after transporting a dead bear cub on the back of their motorbike ❌ Apparently, the bear had been caught in the wild by another seller. This is a great violation upon wildlife, taking this already endangered species away from its natural habitat.

We want to thank the Lai Chau Provincial Police for seizing the bear and arresting the individuals on the scene, and the Lai Chau Provincial Court for taking their crimes seriously and sentencing them to 2 years in prison each!

Join us in our ongoing fight against illegal wildlife trafficking and trading 🌏💚

📷 Lai Chau Police
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6 years 6 months in prison for seller of 64 illegal tortoises! 🔒

The illegal tortoise seller was caught after an informant reported one of his Facebook advertisements to ENV. We reached out to Thu Duc District Police, who followed up on the case, arresting the individual for his crimes, and seizing 64 tortoises! 🐢 The species of tortoise included radiated tortoises, Indian star tortoises, sulcata tortoises, 4 Burmese star tortoises and 3 leopard tortoises.

Despite the scale of his illegal business, the subject was originally facing only 1 to 5 years in prison. However, after all things were considered by Thu Duc District Court, he was sentenced to 6 years and 6 months in prison!

This shows how perseverance and non-tolerance to wildlife crime pays off in the end. We appreciate the local authorities for their efforts in ensuring that wildlife traffickers and traders receive stricter sentences! ❌ The exotic pet trade is increasing in Vietnam and we hope this adequate punishment will deter future crimes.

Help ENV’s legal team continue to push for stricter sentences for wildlife criminals, bringing about long-term change and greater deterrence of future crimes (link in bio) ⚖️

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Macaque released back into the wild! 🐒

Join ENV in raising public awareness around the importance of wildlife protection (link in bio).

We received a Hotline call about a macaque needing a voluntary transfer and reported this to the Dong Nai Forest Protection Department, who shared this information with Long Khanh Forest Protection Department 🌳

There were complications due to the prevalence of Covid-19 in Dong Nai, and with Vietnam taking serious precautions against the pandemic, the case was trickier to follow. Nonetheless, the authorities acted quickly and successfully received the macaque, releasing it back into the wild! 🍃

According to the informant, they had to convince their family member to give up the wild animal 💡 We want to thank the informant for understanding the importance of wildlife protection and sharing this knowledge with the people closest to them!

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Bear cub rescued in Uong Bi following ENV sting! 🐾

Help us investigate cyber wildlife crime and facilitate wild animal rescues by becoming a donor today (link in bio) 🧐

ENV’s latest sting operation has aided in the confiscation of an illegal 30 kg Asiatic black bear cub in Uong Bi city in northern Vietnam 🐻During our most recent internet campaign the team was specifically looking for tiger crime, however, the case officer ended up finding a live bear cub being advertised on Facebook!

ENV immediately alerted the Economic Police of Quang Ninh province, who brought in the help of Uong Bi District Police. Our collaborative efforts led to 3 subjects being arrested in connection to illegal trafficking of the bear, and they are now facing up to 5 years in prison according to Vietnamese wildlife protection law ⚠️

It is suspected that this bear cub may have been poached illegally from the wild. Fortunately, the cub has now been transferred to Tam Dao Bear Sanctuary, where it can begin its new life safe from the illegal wildlife trade 💚

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Illegal pet otter voluntarily transferred in HCMC! 🦦

Join us in the fight against wildlife trafficking and the illegal pet trade (link in bio).

We’ve had another successful rescue thanks to increased public awareness about owning illegal wildlife 💚 An informant contacted ENV about an oriental small-clawed otter needing a voluntary transfer. After purchasing it as a pet, he was especially curious about what the rescue would entail and whether the otter would be rehomed to a nice environment. A good pet owner is one that knows what’s right for the animal, and when it comes to wildlife the best thing is to not be treated like a pet! 💡

We want to thank the informant for contacting us and the Ho Chi Minh Forest Protection Department for rescuing and relocating the otter to Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station 🌳 Help us continue to spread the word that wildlife belongs in the wild and together we can combat the illegal pet trade.

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Leopard cat voluntarily transferred in HCMC!

Help us continue to rescue wild animals and educate the public about wildlife protection by becoming a donor (link in bio) 💡

On November 5th, ENV’s Wildlife Crime Unit received a hotline call 📞 from an informant about a leopard cat needing a voluntary transfer from Ho Chi Minh City.

She had initially bought the leopard cat from an illegal trader, but reached out to ENV after a change of heart 💚 While the transfer was being prepared, the leopard cat almost escaped out of the informant’s balcony! Luckily, the cat was kept secure until the Ho Chi Minh Forest Protection Department could receive it the following morning.

After an eventful weekend, this wild animal has been taken to a more suitable home in Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station. This is a prime example of an illegal wildlife owner realizing that wildlife belongs in the wild, not in the home! 🍃

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