Latest statistics on the number of captive bears in Vietnam
- Category: ENV Activities
- 14 May 2015
The figures reveal that the quantity of bears being kept in farms is decreasing. Nationwide, the number of captive #bears has dropped from 4,349 to 1,250 (72%) since 2005.
During our latest monitoring of Phuc Tho district (Hanoi), a bear farming hotspot, we found that there are now 209 bears kept across 37 farms. This shows a reduction in bear numbers of 12.9% in two years. It has now been five years since ENV first partnered with local authorities to address bear bile extraction in Phuc Tho.