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Commercial Farming and Trade of Endangered Species in Vietnam - A Shortcut to Extinction

Hanoi, July 27, 2016 - Education for Nature - Vietnam (ENV) today hosted a press conference on the need to fully prohibit farming and trade of endangered species in Vietnam following a lively round-table meeting held yesterday (July 26) with representatives from law enforcement agencies, decision makers, scientists and conservation experts.

 

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Another major step forward in ENV’s efforts to protect pangolins

The Forest Protection Department (FPD) of Tay Ninh province have just announced that they will stop issuing legal papers for the farming of pangolins for commercial purposes, ending future pangolin farming in the province.

 

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Findings from ENV’s “Wildlife Farming in Vietnam” Investigation: Evidence of Widespread Abuse

From October 2014 to July 2015, ENV carried out an investigation at 26 large multi-species wildlife farms across the country. Shocking figures from the investigation report demonstrated that wildlife farming practices in Vietnam are poorly regulated with widespread abuse of regulations reported at all of the farms that were targeted.  ENV further concludes that commercial farming and trade of wildlife is without question impact wild populations of these species and pose a serious risk of accelerating the extinction of these species in Vietnam.

 

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