News Brief (E331, 11 Sep, 2009)
Ho Chi Minh: Rare gibbons rescued
Police and forest rangers in Ho Chi Minh City have transferred three yellow cheeked gibbons (Hylobates gabriellae) to a wildlife rescue centre in Cu Chi District after finding the rare and protected primates at a factory in Tan Binh District. The factory was fined 5.4 million VND.
Quang Nam: Pangolin and civet released back into wild
Local authorities in Tay Giang District of Quang Nam province recently released a Sunda pangolin (Manis javanica) and an Owston’s civet (Chrotogale owstoni) into the forest. The animals had been seized by the Forest Protection Department (FPD), who had found them being illegally transported.
Long An: Businesses fined 90 million VND for polluting the environment
On September 4th, 2009 the Department of Natural Resources and Environment in Long An province issued a total fine of nearly 90 million VND to three businesses in the area for releasing waste water into the environment.
Dong Nai: Another elephant found dead
On September 8th, 2009 a 300kg elephant was found dead in a stream in Dong Nai. This is the sixth such case in the last four months in the southern Vietnamese province, underlining the authorities’ failure to protect its elephant population.
Act now to protect Vietnam’s tigers while we still can
It only takes one minute to save tigers. Your action can make a big difference!
Why protect tigers?
Scientists estimate that less than 100 tigers remain in the wild in Vietnam. Our last tigers are being pushed to the edge of extinction to satisfy consumer demand for tiger meat and products. If we are to keep wild tigers as part of our rich natural heritage here in Vietnam, we need to act now to stop the illegal trade of tigers. Your actions can help prevent their extinction.
Say “NO” to the use and consumption of tiger products of any kind.
Report any businesses that you observe selling tiger products. Report information about tiger bone glue-making businesses or illegal possession, trading, transporting, or sale of tigers, dead or alive. Report tiger crimes to your local authorities or contact the ENV Wildlife Crime Hotline at 1800-1522 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Report a wildlife crime: http://www.thiennhien.org/index.php?page=hotline
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Nguyen Thi My Dung
Education for Nature - Vietnam
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PO Box 222
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