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The commercial farming and trade of endangered species leads to extirpation of those species

Rising affluence in urban areas of Vietnam has brought increased demand for wildlife products from consumers. Contradictory government policies have sought to encourage farming and the commercial trade of wildlife while trying to protect those very same species in nature. Furthermore, some policies have been implemented without proper consideration for the impacts that legal trade can have on Vietnam’s biodiversity.

 

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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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