Education for Nature Vietnam
News Brief (E297, 2 January, 2008)
Ha Noi: Restaurant caught keeping wildlife
On December 26th, 2008 the Hanoi Environmental Police caught a restaurant in Chuong My District keeping one leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis), nine bamboo rats, four masked palm civets (Paguma larvata) and 18 brush-tailed porcupines (Atherurus macrourus). The animals were transferred to the District Forest Protection Unit.
Quang Tri: Two subjects caught illegally transporting wildlife
The Provincial Forest Protection Department, in cooperation with the Environmental Police, recently confiscated 52kg of pangolins and snakes concealed in a car. In a separate case, the Quang Tri Police caught a man transporting 193.5kg of pythons, snakes and turtles.
Quang Binh: Rare wildlife voluntarily transferred to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
On December 25th, 2008 Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park received two Northern White-cheeked gibbons (Nomascus leucogenys) from Minh Hoa District’s Forest Protection Department.
Ho Chi Minh: Two elephants being kept illegally
According to statements given by a subject caught illegally keeping one thousand wild animals in Hoc Mon on November 27th, 2008, another company, named as Dang Vinh limited Company in Cu Chi District, has been keeping two elephants without legal permits since 2004. The Police have investigated, but the incident remains unresolved.
Thanh Hoa: Man caught illegally transporting timber
On December 29th, 2008 the Provincial Traffic Police Department caught a man illegally transporting 6,107m3 of timber. The evidence has been confiscated for further investigation.
Kien Giang: Unusual flock of birds spotted in Hon Dat District
For nearly a month, local residents in Hon Dat District have been surprised by the appearance of an unsual flock of over 1000 birds flying over the fields early every morning. The authorities should develop protection plans for these birds.
Please note: Past bulletins can be found on ENV's website www.envietnam.org
Nguyen Thi My Dung
Education for Nature - Vietnam
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