Wildopeneye is sharing this news from Education for Nature – Vietnam, about fighting the illegal tiger trade in Vietnam…

Bengal tiger photographed by Andy Luck, is one species suffering from illegal trade

ENV says the wild tiger population has crashed in Vietnam. The illegal wildlife trade for tiger body parts continues and is being countered by a three-pronged strategic response. Andy Luck Photo and copyright.

Hello Wildopeneye Readers,

Although the wild tiger population has decreased dramatically in Vietnam, tigers continue to be traded for their bones which are used in tiger bone medicine, and are also consumed in the form of wine which contains whole tiger cubs or parts of tigers. To stop the illegal tiger trade in Vietnam, ENV has been taking a three-pronged approach, working with law enforcement, decision-makers, and the public.

By conducting major investigations and with the help of public reporting, our crime unit has been working hard to document, track and prevent tiger crimes. Since 2006, ENV has documented 280 violations involving the trading, transporting, possessing or advertising of tigers or tiger products.

For a detailed summary of tiger seizures, please see the link below http://www.envietnam.org/images/News_Resources/Publication/ENV_Summary_of_Tiger_seizures_2006_2013.pdf

Best regards,

Communication and Public Awareness Department
Education for Nature – Vietnam (ENV)
Address: Block 17T5, 17th floor, Room 1701, Hoang Dao Thuy Street, Cau Giay District, Hanoi
, Vietnam
Tel: +84 4 6281 5424 

E-mail: communication.env@gmail.com
Website: www.envietnam.org (English), www.thiennhien.org (Vietnamese)

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