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Report-card-dong-haEvaluation report: Effectiveness in addressing consumer wildlife crime in Dong Ha city
In the quarter two of 2014, ENV conducted intensive consumer wildlife crime surveys in Dong Ha city, Quang Tri province. During the surveys, all business establishments matching pre-determined criteria were inspected within the city. Overall, violations were recorded in 17.8% of 157 business establishments inspected in Dong Ha city. The majority of violations (21/28) were found in restaurants that advertised wildlife on the menu or kept live wild animals.

Report-card-hueEvaluation report:  Effectiveness in addressing consumer wildlife crime in Hue

In the quarter two of 2014, ENV conducted intensive consumer wildlife crime surveys in 19/29 wards of Hue city, Thua Thien Hue province.  During the surveys, all business establishments matching pre-determined criteria were inspected within the city. Overall, violations were recorded in 11.9% of 353 business establishments inspected in 19 wards of Hue city.  The highest percentage of violations were found in pet shops (81%) and and restaurant (9%) followed by TCM shops (3.8%).

Testimonial of a rhino horn smugglerTestimonial of a rhino horn smuggler

As part of a series of ongoing investigations targeting the smuggling of rhino horns, ENV has had the opportunity to interview a number of rhino horn smugglers and their families. The following testimonial gives a “behind the scenes” look at the smuggling process, and according to the smuggler, highlights the difficulties that the government faces as it seeks to crack down on smuggling.

ENV Summary of Tiger seizures 2006 2013 Page 1Summary of Tiger seizures 2006-2013

ENV has documented a total of 280 violations involving tigers and tiger products since 2006. These include 120 incidents of advertising and selling tiger bone TCM, teeth, claws, and products, 55 possession cases including both live tigers and trophy tigers, and 107 violations involving smuggling and trade of tigers, which includes keeping, transporting, and processing tigers and their parts.

Summary ReportAn evaluation of the outcomes of prosecutions for serious wildlife crimes in Vietnam

In January 2014, ENV carried out a review of criminal prosecutions which involved rare and endangered wildlife species that are currently listed in Group 1B of Decree 32/2006 and are fully protected under Vietnamese law. The review was carried out to evaluate the outcome of these criminal cases and assess whether punishment that was applied for serious criminal offenses involving wildlife may be effective in deterring criminal behavior and meeting the full protection needs of Vietnam’s most critically endangered species as intended under the law.