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The downfall of the Bastard of the Internet

The case file reads like a book: Nearly 25 pages of documentation detailing ENV’s efforts to take down a wildlife trader who is referred to internally within ENV as the “Bastard of the Internet”.

 

The story starts on August 16, 2013 when ENV received a call on our Wildlife Crime Hotline from a member of the public reporting a macaque advertised for sale on the internet. A phone number leads us to a shop in Tan Binh district of Ho Chi Minh City where an assortment of wildlife including macaques and ferret badgers are observed. However it was four days later before police inspected the shop and of course, the wildlife had disappeared.  

 

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Run for wildlife – take action against extinction

What do pangolins, bears, tigers and rhinos have in common?

They are all used in traditional medicine. The impact of the demand for unfounded ‘magic cures’ is the very real possibility of extinction for these species.

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Hanoi: 200kg captive bear rescued

The Hanoi Centre for Wildlife Rescue has received an Asian black bear that was illegally kept for bile extraction for over a decade in the suburban district of Dong Anh, according to Education for Nature-Vietnam (ENV).

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