Policy & Legislation

ENV’s policy and legislation arm plays a central role in ENV’s strategy to combat wildlife crime. Established in 2008, ENV’s Legislative Team has been focusing on addressing major conflicts and loopholes in wildlife protection laws. Currently, ENV is working with government ministries to formulate a law aimed at strengthening the effectiveness of management at Vietnamese wildlife facilities.

Additionally, this ENV team works closely with court authorities across the country to promote the application of Penal Code 2015 (amended 2017) to prosecute wildlife criminals. As part of these efforts, ENV provides authorities with support during their investigation processes and assists them in the correct application of the law. When necessary, also ENV intervenes in the prosecution process to ensure local courts apply the law strictly and appropriately and criminals do not get away with their crimes.

ENV’s efforts have made a significant impact on national wildlife policy that is critical for strengthening wildlife protection in Vietnam. This impact is a result of advocating favorable government decisions on major policy issues identified by ENV and establishing important precedents at the national and provincial levels.

ENV’s involvement in the first wildlife trafficking kingpin to be arrested, prosecuted, and imprisoned in Vietnam


Wildlife Crime Bulletin
Issue 2/2020
Summary of Macaque Crime in Vietnam
January 2010 - May 2020
Prosecution Review of Wildlife Criminal
in Vietnam 2020

How You Can Help

We are a small Vietnamese non-governmental organization leading the fight against illegal wildlife trade, trafficking, and consumption. For more than 20 years, achievements to end Vietnam’s illegal wildlife trade have been possible thanks to donors who support creative, strategic, and decisive actions that protect wildlife in the short term and long term. Your support is crucial to continuing these efforts and safeguarding a sustainable future for wildlife, both in Vietnam and globally.


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