News Brief (E338, 30 Oct, 2009)
Ninh Binh: Rescued pangolins transferred to rescue centre
On October 22nd, 2009 two sunda pangolins (Manis javanica) were transferred to the Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Program of the Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Centre at the Cuc Phuong National Park in Ninh Binh province. These animals had been confiscated by the Ha Nam Forest Protection Department (FPD) on highway 1A in the Thanh Liem district of Ha Nam province.
Son La: Stump-tailed macaque confiscated
The Son La Provincial Environment Police recently inspected a resident’s house in Thuan Chau district and discovered a stump-tailed macaque (Macaca arctoides) being kept illegally by the household owner. Police confiscated the macaque and transferred it to the Thuan Chau District FPD.
Thanh Hoa: Subject fined 170 million VND for trading wildlife
The Thanh Hoa Provincial People’s Committee recently decided to fine a man nearly 170 million VND for trafficking wildlife. He had been found transporting 44.5kg of pangolins, 33kg of water monitors (Varanus salvator), and 3kg of Asian leaf turtles (Cyclemys tcheponensis) through the province.
Dak Lak: Forest ranger dies in attack by loggers
On October 26th, 2009 the forest patrol team from Buon Ja Wam State Forest Enterprise apprehended loggers using carts to transport timber that had been cut down illegally in sector 544 of the State Forest. While the rangers were escorting the loggers and the evidence to the headquarters, the loggers turned on the rangers and attacked the inspection team, killing one ranger and leaving two others with severe injuries.
Mobile bear exhibition held at university
For two days this week (29-30 October 2009), ENV’s Mobile Environment Education Team hosted a bear exhibition at the Vietnam National University - Hanoi College of Foreign Languages. The exhibit aimed to encourage young people to sign commitments to protect Vietnam’s endangered bears. The exhibit also motivated them to become the members of ENV’s Wildlife Protection Volunteer Network and ENV’s Membership Program. Over two days, nearly 2000 college students said ‘NO‘ to the use of bear bile and products made from bears.
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