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Publications

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.

rural bear bile attitudes survey report 2012 imgAn analysis of attitudes and bear bile use in rural areas of Vietnam

ENV’s latest bear bile use analysis, released May 2012, indicates that more than 30% of people surveyed in rural communities, mostly in the northern region of Vietnam, have consumed bear bile. Comparing the findings to an earlier ENV study of urban bear bile users, attitudes and behaviors were quite similar between users in rural and urban centers.

tortoise and turtle identification book imgTortoise and freshwater turtle identification resource

This updated version of the “Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Identification Resource” (in Vietnamese language) was released in April 2012 by ENV, Cuc Phuong Turtle Conservation Center (TCC) and the Asian Turtle Program (ATP). It includes information on 25 species of tortoise and freshwater turtle in Vietnam that are protected by Vietnamese and international laws (full resource is in Vietnamese language).

pangolin trade summary 2011 imgPangolin trade synopsis

A review of documented pangolin smuggling and trade cases in Vietnam covering a six year period, from 2005 to 2010. The analysis provides an overview of pangolin trade including the volume of trade and suspected trade routes, and obstacles faced in confronting the pangolin trade in Vietnam. Synopsis published in June 2011.

urban bear bile attitudes survey report 2010 imgAn analysis of attitudes and bear bile use in urban Vietnam

ENV’s study focusing on the social and geographic profiles of bear bile consumers in urban areas indicates that 22% of people surveyed have used bear bile in the past; with Hanoi having a much higher rate of users than Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City. The study also profiled the demographics of users and looked at their attitudes and behavior. Report published in 2010.