News Brief (E320, 26 June, 2009)
Khanh Hoa: Subjects sentenced to prison for poaching langurs
On June 19th, 2009 the authorities from Cam Lam District of Khanh Hoa province convicted three poachers who hunted and killed five black-shanked douc langurs (Pygathrix nigripes) in Hon Ba Nature Reserve on March 9th, 2009. The three subjects were sentenced to prisons terms of between 24 to 48 months, and received fines of two to three million VND.
Kon Tum: Civets released back to the wild
The head of the Provincial Forest Protection Department announced that five small Indian civets (Viverricula indica) were recently released into Dak Uy special use forest. The civets had been confiscated when a man was caught illegally transporting them.
Gia Lai: The head of border post suspended
On June 23rd, 2009 the headquarters of the Gia Lai border post announced the suspension of the head of border post 729 due to his suspected involvement in the illegal timber trade. The head of the post has been implicated in a case which involved the discovery of over 40m3 of illegal timber.
Hanoi: Beauty Queen launches environmental campaign
On June 22nd, 2009 at Hanoi’s Bach Thao Park, environmental ambassadors, Miss Vietnam 2006 Mai Phuong Thuy and highly-regarded historian Duong Trung Quoc, launched the trans-Vietnam cycling tour which aims to promote the protection of forests and wild animals. The tour will start on June 29th, 2009 at Bach Thao Park and end on August 12th, 2009 in Ho Chi Minh city.
Hanoi: Green Office workshop held in the capital
On June 24th, 2009 the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), with the support of Toyota Motor Vietnam (TMV), held a Green Office workshop to promote environmentally-friendly offices. The Green Office program provides enterprises with simple and effective methods to reduce their impact on the environment.
Quang Nam: Phu Ninh Lake recognized
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism recently recognized Phu Ninh Lake as an area of significant natural beauty.
Hanoi: The bear wine jar incinerated
An Asiatic black bear wine jar was recently confiscated from a restaurant in Hanoi and incinerated after the violation was uncovered by ENV officers and reported to authorities.
Nghe An-Lao Cai: Macaque and loris confiscated
In Nghe An, a macaque was recently confiscated from a resident’s house and then was handed over to the Wildlife Rescue Centre in Pu Mat National Park. In a separate case in Lao Cai, the Bac Ha Forest Protection Bureau (FPB) confiscated three lorises. The Bac Ha FPB temporarily cared for the lorises before taking them to the Cuc Phuong National Park Endangered Primate Rescue Center. All these successful confiscation cases resulted from public reports to ENV’s wildlife crime.
Stay up to date with ENV on Facebook
Join ENV’s Facebook Group
The ENV team regularly updates our facebook group with wildlife crime news, interesting cases and information about our other work. Click on this link to join our group and help save Vietnam’s wildlife: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=47162312016
Nguyen Thi My Dung
Education for Nature - Vietnam
No. 5 Ngo 192 Thai Thinh
PO Box 222
Dong Da district
Phone/fax: +84 4 3514-8850
www.savingvietnamswildlife.org (English wildlife trade website)