The August issue of WILDLIFE CRIME VIETNAM published by the Education For Nature Vietnam (ENV) organisation reports evidence of progress in Asiatic bear protection since an important 2005 decision by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) to phase out bear farming for bile harvesting and describes how a modification of the law in the form of a new Circular is expected to strengthen protection of Asiatic bears in the region and clarifies what needs to happen if the efficacy of the 2006 legislation is to be restored.
Pangolin Farming A Cover For ‘Laundering’ Wild Caught Pangolins
The Bulletin describes the threat to Pangolins from the wildlife trade and provides unequivocal expert explanation why it is not feasible to farm them and what should happen to confiscated animals as opposed to trading them to China.
The Bulletin also reports wildlife crime incidents including distressing images of dead endangered Langurs and 40 dead sea turtles, a steep rise in intercepted illegal Pangolin shipments and calls for a stronger stand against individuals known to be involved in illegal wildlife trade including the smuggling of ivory, rhino horn and tigers, turning the spot-light particularly on a major criminal figure in Thanh Hoa.
For further information contact ENV Wildlife Crime Unit
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