Asia is recognized as a major market for poached ivory, and this demand is pushing elephant poaching in Africa to dangerously high levels. We’d like to share an excellent new fact sheet published by the African Conservation Foundation, IUCN NL and the Environmental Investigation Agency (UK), which highlights the brutal poaching methods and …
After two years of chasing, the case of 102 critically endangered Hawksbill sea turtles (Eretmochelys imbricate) that were confiscated in Binh Dinh province (southern Vietnam) back in 2011 has finally closed, with both good and bad outcomes.
We’d like to share this great new fact sheet which provides an overview of the rhino poaching crisis, and supply and demand issues. It was published by the African Conservation Foundation, IUCN NL and the Environmental Investigation Agency (UK).
This week the ENV mobile unit went to Hanoi University of Social Science and Humanities to hold a wildlife trade seminar. Nearly 100 students and lecturers attended the event, giving youngsters and elders alike the opportunity to discuss illegal wildlife trade issues in Vietnam, and what they can do to stop it.
On April 18, the ENV Wildlife Crime Hotline received a call from a volunteer reporting a macaque being kept in a store in Nghe An province (central Vietnam). ENV’s wildlife crime unit contacted the Quy Chau district FPD, who responded immediately, seizing a mature Stump-tailed macaque.
On Tuesday April 16th, an ENV staff member informed the Wildlife Crime Unit that a Rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) was being illegally held in a restaurant in Cao Bang province (northern Vietnam). The monkey was confined in the restaurant’s warehouse and constrained by a chain around its neck.
On April 22, ENV, under USAID’s ARREST Program, hosted Vietnam’s first national awards ceremony to honor five excellent individuals for their outstanding contributions to wildlife protection. Here are short biographies for these five exceptional individuals, as well as their insights into wildlife protection.
In the first case, on April 19, a man called ENV’s Wildlife Crime Hotline to report some young wildcats on the sandbar in the middle of the Red River in Hanoi. He said he found them while doing some agricultural work at the site.
22 Apr 2013 – ENV, FREELAND, and USAID Honor Outstanding Journalists and Law Enforcement Officers for Wildlife Conservation Efforts
The event was the first wildlife protection awards ceremony held in Vietnam, and was a special occasion to step back and look at the progress of biodiversity conservation in Vietnam.