ENV Activities

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U.S. Embassy Commits to Wildlife Safety on International Biodiversity Day

In a milestone event coinciding with International Day for Biological Diversity on May 22, the U.S. Embassy has joined with Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV) to pledge not to consume wildlife and to report wildlife crimes.

Ho Chi Minh City: Two lorises were successfully rescued

On 3 April, 2012, ENV received a call reporting two lorises for sale by a vendor on Le Dai Hanh Street in District 11. ENV immediately transferred the infomation to Forest Protection Deparment and Environment Police of Ho Chi Minh City and cooperated with them in rescuing the lorises.

Son La: Himalayan griffon vulture rescued

On January 20, 2012, the people in Chieng Bang village, in Son La province were in turmoil upon hearing of an unusual bird being caught. The bird was identified as a Himalayan Griffon Vulture (Gyps himalayensis), and it weighed 7.5 kilograms, with a wingspan width of 2.8 meters and a body length of 0.7 meters.

Hanoi: Bear bile survey of TCM shops

In December 2011 four members of the ENV Wildlife Crime Unit (WCU) conducted a survey of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) shops in Hanoi to determine the availability of bear bile and evaluate the attitudes of TCM practitioners in relation to its use.

Hai Duong: Volunteer training course

On January 15, 2012, ENV in cooperation with Oxford English Academy (OEA) organized a training course for 25 promising high-school students in Tien Trung district, Hai Duong.

Nghe An: Leopard cat rescued successfully

On January 13, 2012, ENV received information about a leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) being kept in a resident's house in Nghi Loc district.

Hanoi: Subject trading wildlife trade prosecuted

On November 24, 2011, ENV received a report of wildlife trade activities occurring in Ba Dinh district. ENV immediately transferred the information to Hanoi Environmental Police (EP).

Thanh Hoa: A macaque confiscated

On January 3, 2012, ENV received a call reporting a rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) being kept at a resident’s house in Thanh Hoa town.

Hanoi: Macaque resced successfully

On December 17, 2011, a foreigner contacted ENV to report that there was a stump-tailed macaque (Macaca arctoides) being kept in a motorbike repair shop in Dong Da district, Hanoi.

Kon Tum: Northen buffed-cheeked gibbon rescued successfully

On December 16, 2011, ENV received a call from a citizen reporting that a northern buffed- cheeked gibbon (Nomascus annamensis) was being kept in a restaurant in Ngoc Hoi district, Kon Tum province.

Binh Duong: A wild cat confiscated

On December 21, 2011, ENV received information about a wild cat being kept in a restaurant in Thu Dau Mot town, Binh Duong province.

Thua Thien Hue: Two turtles confiscated

On December 8, 2011, ENV received a call from a volunteer via the ENV hotline to report that there were two Indochinese box turtles (Cuora sp.) being displayed for sale in an aquarium shop in Thua Thien Hue province.

Quang Nam: A macaque and a python successfully rescued

On May 23, 2011, ENV received information about the case of a pig- tailed macaque (Macaca leonina) and a python being kept in the Culture and Telecommunication Center in Que Son district, Quang Nam province.

Quang Ngai: Bear cub kept illegally

On November 18, 2011, ENV received information on a case involving an Asiatic black bear (Selenarctos thibetanus) weighing 60 kg which was being kept illegally by a resident in Son Tay district, Quang Ngai province.

Thua Thien Hue: Macaque voluntarily transferred

On October 3, 2011, a resident in Hue province contacted ENV hotline to report a stump- tailed macaque (Macaca arctoides) being kept in a café in Hue province.

Quang Tri: Douc langur kept at resident's house

On November 9, 2011, a resident in Huong Lap commune, Huong Hoa district, Quang Tri province reported that there was a red-shanked douc langur (Pygathrix nemaeus nemaeus) being kept as a pet by a local resident for a long time.

Kon Tum: Two macaques successfully rescued

On November 8, 2011, a resident in Kon Tum province contacted ENV hotline to report two macaques being kept by a company in Kon Plong district.

Hanoi: Turtle voluntarily transferred

On November 9, 2011, a resident in Hanoi contacted ENV to transfer an Asian stripe-necked leaf turtle (Cyclemys pulchristriata) which had been accidentally caught several days before.

Danang: Turtle advertised on the Internet

On October 24, 2011, after receiving information about a turtle advertised on the Internet in Danang City, ENV immediately contacted authorities to report the case.

Hanoi: Wild birds sold street

On November 2, 2011, after receiving information about wild animals being sold on a street in the Trung Hoa – Nhan Chinh area, ENV immediately contacted Hanoi Environmental Police to report the case.

Binh Thuan: A long-tailed macaque kept at Phan Thiet City

On October 23, after receiving information from a foreign tourist about a long-tailed macaque being kept at a shop in Ham Tien ward, Phan Thiet City, ENV immediately contacted Phan Thiet FPD to report the case.

Hanoi: Lucky to accidentally catch wildlife?

On October 12, 2011, Mr. Nguyen Ba Toan, a fisherman, caught a 25.5 kg Asiatic soft-shell turtle (Amyda cartilaginea), measuring 1 m in length and 0.6 m in width.

Hanoi: A loris confiscated

On October 18, 2011, immediately after receiving information about a loris being kept at a shop on Hoang Hoa Tham Street, ENV contacted Hanoi environmental police to report the case.

Da Nang: Wild animals released back into nature

On October 18, 2011, a rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta), a Burmese python (Python molurus) and a stuffed douc langur were confiscated from a coffee shop by Da Nang Forest Protection Department.

Son La: Two bear cubs safely transferred

On September 27, 2011, a man who resides in Mai Son district, Son La province contacted ENV’s hotline to report that he wanted to transfer two Asiatic black bears (Selenarctos thibetanus), which were bought from Laos.

Quang Ngai: Hawksbill sea turtle released

On June 27, 2011, after receiving information about a hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) kept in fresh water at a resident’s house in Binh Son commune, Quang Ngai province, ENV immediately contacted Quang Ngai authorities to report the case.

Dien Bien: Loris confiscated

On September 30, ENV received information about a loris that was for sale from a family in the area of Center Market 1 Dien Bien City, Dien Bien province.

Dak Nong: Rare wildlife released into forest

On July 21, ENV received a report that some rare wildlife animals were being held in captivity in the Hanoi Hotel in Gia Nghia town, Dak Nong.

Yen Bai: Pygmy loris confiscated from a restaurant

On September 19, ENV received a report that one kg pygmy loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus) was for sale at a restaurant in Yen Bai city.

Binh Thuan: Three long-tailed macaques released

On September 16, ENV received a report that three long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) were being kept at Wind Champ Resort in BinhThuan province.

Quang Binh: A stump-tailed macaque confiscated
On September 21, ENV received a report that a stump-tailed macaque (Macaca arctoides) was kept in a resident’s house in An Ninh commune, Quang Ninh district, Quang Binh province.

Tra Vinh: A 70 kg green sea turtle released

On September 20, ENV received a report that a man had discovered a green sea turtle (Cheloniamydas) weighing over 70 kg in Phuoc Binh village, Long Toan commune, Duyen Hai district, Tra Vinh province.

Ha Noi: A two pheasants and two king cobras trafficking case prosecuted

On September 15, ENV received a report that Hanoi Environmental Police had found two pheasants (Unidentified) and two king cobras (Ophiophagus hannah) in a taxi in Hanoi.

Nam Dinh: Three Asiatic black bears rescued
On 4 April 2008, ENV received a hotline call from a student that three Asiatic black bears had been sold to a resident, for the purpose of bile extraction.

Quang Tri: Two rhesus macaques released

On September 12, 2011, ENV received a report from a volunteer that two macaques were being kept at a residence in Quang Tri town, Quang Tri province.

Ho Chi Minh city: Eagle confiscated from a shop

On September 5, Economic Police in HCM City confiscated an eagle being kept at a shop.

Quang Tri: Seizure of rhesus macaque from coffee shop
On September 01, a rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) was released into Vinh Linh forest by Vinh Linh FPD.

Phu Yen: Inappropriate settlement of confiscated wildlife
On August 11, Phu Yen authorities confiscated 16 Vietnamese pond turtles (Mauremys annamensis) while raiding a house in Dong Hoa district.

ENV Wildlife Crime Bulletin, August 2011
ENV has released the August issue of Wildlife Crime Bulletin. 

Thua Thien - Hue: Macaque confiscated 
On August 13, Ms. Doan Thanh Huong, ENV case officer, received information from a volunteer that a macaque was being kept at a boarding house at Thua Thien, Hue province.

Hanoi: Macaque transferred to Soc Son Rescue Center
On August 4, a macaque was transferred to Soc Son Rescue Centre by Hanoi FPD. On July 1 a local resident found the macaque in Thanh Xuan SOS’s children village.  

Quang Nam: FPD releases two pig-tailed macaques into forest
In the first week of August, two pig-tailed macaques (macaca leonina) were released into Que Long protected forest, Que Long district, Quang Nam province. 

Dak Nong: Yellow-cheeked gibbon and macaques seized at a hotel
On July 21, a yellow-cheeked gibbon (Hylobates gabriellae) and two crab-eating macaques (Macaca fascicularis) were confiscated from a Ha Noi hotel located in Gia Nghia town of Dak Nong province.

Lam Dong: Yellow-cheeked gibbon rescued
On July 14, Lam Dong FPD confiscated a yellow-cheeked gibbon (Hylobates gabriellae) that was being kept at a house in Da Lat city. 

Hanoi: Leopard cat transferred to Soc Son RC
On July 15, a leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) kept at a local residence was transferred to Soc Son Rescue Center by Ha Noi Environmental Police (EP).

Da Nang: Eagle confiscated
On July 18, ENV investigated and discovered an unidentified eagle being kept for sale at Hoa Khanh market in Da Nang city. 

Quang Binh: Macaque transferred to Phong Nha – Ke Bang NP
On July 14, an Assamese macaque (Macaca assamensis), weighing approximately 3 kg was transferred to Phong Nha – Ke Bang NP by the FPD of Quang Trach district, Quang Binh province.

Binh Phuoc: A sun bear transferred to Cat Tien NP

On July 7, a 25kg Malayan sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) was transferred to Cat Tien NP by Binh Phuoc authorities.

Happy week of macaques

This week really belongs to the macaques with a lot of good information about them.

Ho Chi Minh City: 12 marine turtles transferred to Cu Chi RC
On 19 June 2011, 12 marine turtles were transferred to Cu Chi Wildlife RC by Ho Chi Minh authorities.

Hanoi: Bear exhibition at Peace Park
On June 12, ENV organized another of its bear exhibitions at Peace Park. This is a regular event that ENV organizes to encourage the public to sign in the pledge: “Say NO to bear bile and other bear products”.

Quang Tri: Macaque rescued from a residence
On June 7, a 1.5 kg healthy macaque was released back into the wild by Vinh Linh’s FPD, Quang Tri province.

Press Release: Modern medicine offers best cure, not bear bile
Education for Nature-Vietnam (ENV) has launched its second PSA in 2011 aimed at reducing consumption of bear bile in Vietnam. 

Da Nang
: Loris released back into the wild
On May 27, a pygmy loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus) was released back into the wild by Da Nang’s FPD.

Press Release:
New clubs in four provinces join ENV’s National Wildlife Protection Network
Volunteers assembled in four cities across central and northern Vietnam during the last week of May to launch new member clubs of ENV’s National Wildlife Protection Network.  The new clubs established in Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Nghe An and Hai Phong provinces will significantly bolster efforts by ENV to monitor business establishments to ensure their compliance with wildlife protection laws.

The launching of Wildlife Trade exhibit in Hanoi

On May 13, the launch of Wildlife Trade (WLT) exhibit was organized at Hanoi University. This is the first time ENV has held an exhibit of wildlife with new content.

Binh Dinh: Two grey langur rescued
On Apr 25, two grey-shanked douc langur (Pygathrix nemaeus cinerea), kept at a local residence, were transferred to Cuc Phuong Nature Park (NP) by Binh Dinh FPD.

Hanoi: Macaques transferred to Soc Son Rescue Center

On April 25, three macaques kept at Phuc Yen hospital, Vinh Phuc province were transferred to Soc Son Rescue Center (RC) by Vinh Phuc provincial FPD.

Ho Chi Minh City: Turtle transferred voluntarily to HCMC FPD

On 26 April, a turtle, kept at a local residence, was transferred by Ho Chi Minh FPD to the Cu Chi Rescue Center (RC).

Da Nang: Seizure of wildlife kept at coffee shop

On April 18, a rhesus macaque (macaca mulatta) and an eagle kept at a local coffee shop were seized and released into the wild by Da Nang Forest Protection Department (FPD).

Quang Tri: Seizure of a rhesus macaque
On April 8, a rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) weighing approximately 2kg was confiscated by Dong Ha district FPD, Quang Tri province, at a local coffee shop.

Thanh Hoa: Local resident voluntarily transferred a bear
On April 7, a 100kg bear that wasn't microchipped was rescued from a local residence by Tho Xuan and Yen Dinh district FPD.

Ho Chi Minh City: Three loris rescued
On 6 April 2011, three loris were transferred to Cu Chi Rescue Centre by Ho Chi Minh FPD.

The 7th Environmental Education Training Course
ENV will carry out the 7th environmental education training course from 8 to 17 April 2011 for staff from 6 National Parks and Nature Reserves.

Dong Nai: A fishing cat handed over by a local resident

On March 26, a 3kg fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) was transferred to Cat Tien NP by Dong Nai FPD.

Tuyen Quang: Seizure of a large Indian civet
A large Indian civet (Viverra zibetha) was recently seized from a local snake farm by Tuyen Quang FPD.

Environmental communication activities at buffer zone in Tram Chim NP

Tram Chim NP organized the 12th Nature Club Meeting (NCM) for students at a primary school in the NP’s buffer zone.

Major tiger farmer sentenced to imprisonment
The world has been turned upside down on long-time suspected tiger trader Huynh Van Hai, owner of the Than Canh Tourism Park in Binh Duong province.  Hai was sentenced on March 10 to three years in prison for selling tigers out the back door of his park, fourteen other people linked to Hai’s illegal activities, including his son, received sentences ranging from 18 months’ probation to 30 months in prison. In addition to imprisonment, Hai and two other subjects were fined more than VND 1.4 billion (about USD 70,000.00).

Rising star
ENV wishes to introduce Mr. Tran Viet Hung as Vice-Director of Operations at ENV.

ENV Wildlife Crime Bulletin, March 2011
ENV has released the March issue of Wildlife Crime Bulletin. 

Green Forest No.32: Wonderful sounds from nature

On March 9, ENV announced the release of its 32nd issue of the popular children’s nature magazine, Green Forest, which includes interesting adventures to help young readers discover the secrets of Vietnam’s native wildlife and the natural environment that surrounds us.

Hanoi: More than 5,100 people pledge not to consume bear bile at Hanoi event

On March 5 and 6, ENV held bear exhibitions at the Big C supermarket in Hanoi.

Binh Duong: Seizure of two
northern white-cheeked gibbons
On March 2, two northern white-cheeked gibbons (Hylobates concolor leucogennys) - one female and one male - were seized from a private business establishment in Binh Duong through the cooperation of the provincial Environmental Police and FPD.

Da Lat: Stump-tail macaque handed over to FPD
On March 1, a stump-tailed macaque (Macaca arctoides) was handed over to the Da Lat FPD by its owner in good health.

Hanoi: Leopard cat transferred to Soc Son Rescue Center
On February 23, thanks to the keen work of the Hanoi Environmental Police (EP), a leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) weighing 3.4kg with one injured leg was transferred to the Soc Son RC.

Loris transferred to Cuc Phuong National Park
On February 11, a pygmy loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus)weighing approximately 300g was transferred to Cuc Phuong NP.

Hanoi: Elongated tortoise handed over by a young volunteer
On February 16, for the third time, active volunteer Loan Phuong from Hanoi voluntarily handed over an elongated tortoise (Indotestudo elongata) to ENV’s Wildlife Crime Unit.

Loris transferred to Ba Vi National Park
On January 27, a about 600-700 gram  Pygmy loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus) was transferred to Ba Vi National Park by the park’s officers with the assistance of ENV.

ENV’s first wildlife club in Hanoi
On January 22, the Wildlife Club in Hanoi (WiC-HN) was successfully launched at the Hanoi University of Science, part of the Vietnam National University, with 20 core members.

Bear exhibitions and pledge collections
From January 20 to 23, ENV held bear exhibitions at the University of Languages and International studies (part of the  Vietnam National University) and the National Planning Exhibition.

Ninh Binh: Five macaques transferred to Cuc Phuong NP
On January 19, three stump-tailed macaques (Macaca arctoides) and two pig-tailed macaques (Macaca leonine) were transferred to the Raising Animals for Conservation and Development project at Cuc Phuong NP by the Ninh Binh FPD with the assistance of ENV.

Leopard cat transferred to  Cuc Phuong NP
On January 20, a leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) was transferred to the Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Program (CPCP) at Cuc Phuong NP with the cooperation of the CPCP, the Cat Ba NP FPD, and the assistance of ENV’s Wildlife Crime Unit.

Launch of ENV Wildlife Club in Hanoi
On January 22, the 4th club belonging to ENV’s Volunteer Network - the Wildlife Club in Hanoi (WiC-HN) - will be officially launched at the Hanoi University of Science, part of the Vietnam National University.

New PSA: Bear bile is not a magic medicine
Education for Nature-Vietnam (ENV) has launched a new public service announcement (PSA) urging the public not to use bear bile. 

Binh Duong: Three pig-tailed macaques successfully transferred
On January 13, three pig-tailed macaques (Macaca leonine) were transferred to the Nui Cau Protected Forest in good health by the Binh Duong FPD.

ENV launches Bear Bile PSA
In December 2010, ENV launched the Public Service Announcement (PSA): “Bear bile is not a magic medicine”. ENV regularly releases PSAs in order to raise public awareness in “saying no to bear bile”.

Recruitment of volunteers to protect wildlife in Nha Trang and Quang Binh
On December 24, ENV held a recruitment drive of volunteers to protect wildlife in Nha Trang. The drive was successful and saw 15 young people from the coastal city registering to become ENV volunteers.

Pygmy Loris confiscated in Da Nang
On December 30, a pygmy loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus) was confiscated from a resident by the cooperation of Da Nang Forest Protection Department (FPD) and ENV with the supportive assistance of Volunteers.

Seven macaques transferred to Soc Son Rescue Center
On December 24, seven captive macaques in Hue were transferred to the Soc Son Rescue Center (RC). The transfer includes three Pig-tailed macaques (Macaca leonina), three stump - tailed macaques (Macaca arctoides), and one Rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta).

Malayan sun bear transferred to Vietnam Bear Rescue Center
On December 21, a Malayan sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) weighing around 60-70kg was transferred to the Vietnam Bear Rescue Center in Tam Dao with the cooperation of the Animals Asia Foundation (AAF) and the Thua Thien - Hue FPD, and the assistance of ENV.

Young volunteer involved in wildlife transfer for the second time
On December 15, high school student Loan Phuong from Hanoi voluntarily handed over two keeled box turtles (Cuora mouhotii) to ENV’s Wildlife Crime Unit.

Press release: Quang Ninh illegal bear tourism: Flagrant disregard of the law
Ha Noi, 15 December 2010 – Recent investigation by a Korean TV station and surveillance by ENV investigators revealed that Ha Long bear farmers continue to engage in illegal exploitation and trade of bear bile, targeting Korean tour groups.

Binturong kept for 14 years finally rescued from resort
On October 20, 2009, an ENV Wildlife Crime Officer received a tip that a binturong (Arctictis binturonga) was being kept at the Bach Van resort in Quang Nam.

Gibbon rescued from church
On November 28, after receiving information about the animal from an ENV network volunteer, ENV’s Ho Chi Minh City office conducted an investigation of Dac Lo Church and found a female gibbon.

ENV at 19th HIWC Charity Bazaar
On Sunday, 28 November, ENV participated in the 2010 Charity Bazaar held by the Hanoi International Women’s Club alongside most Hanoi-based embassies and many other charitable organizations in the National Aquatic park outside the My Dinh Stadium

“Analysis of attitudes and bear bile use in Vietnam” released
On November 23, ENV’s press conference to launch the “Analysis of attitudes and bear bile use in Vietnam” report with the catchy slogan “Vietnam cannot have both Bears and bear bile” attracted a lot of media attention.

Press release: Vietnam cannot have both Bears and bear bile
Ha Noi, November 23th, 2010 – Twenty-two percent of Vietnamese people said that they have used bear bile in the past, according to the findings of the study by Education for Nature-Vietnam (ENV) on attitudes associated with bear bile use in Vietnam.

Press release: Annual volunteer meeting
Hanoi, 21 November 2010 – The three most active volunteers from the ENV’s Wildlife Protection Volunteer Network received recognition at ENV’s Annual Wildlife Protection Network Volunteer Meeting held from November 19-21.

Busy week ahead for ENV: Annual volunteer meeting and launch of Bear bile report
From November 19 to 21, ENV’s Annual Volunteer Meeting will take place in Cuc Phuong National Park in Ninh Binh province and Hanoi.

Three pig-tailed macaques rescued
On November 5, the ENV Wildlife Crime hotline received a report about two macaques being kept at residence and another macaque beingkept at a cafe in Dong Nai province.

Bear exhibitions and pledge collections
On November 11 and 12 at Da Nang‘s Polytechnic University, ENV organized an exhibition and collected pledges not to use bear bile and products from bears, with 1,400 people signing pledges. 

Annual meeting of voluntary activities and honor awards
From November 19 to 21, in Ninh Binh and Hanoi, ENV will hold the 2010 annual meeting of voluntary activities and award honors to volunteers who have contributed greatly to wildlife protection activities

Two gibbons transferred to Cu Chi Rescue Center
On October 20, an ENV Wildlife Crime Officer received a tip that two yellow cheeked gibbons (Hylobates gabriellae) were being kept at the Đia Oc café in Ho Chi Minh City.

Green sea turtle released into the sea
On October 18, ENV received an anonymous report about a marine turtle at a seafood restaurant in Bac Lieu province.

ENV participates in live VOV program about how to deal with confiscated wildlife
This weekend on November 6, ENV and the Vietnam National Museum of Nature will participate in a live VOV radio program to discuss and exchange ideas about the question: How can we deal with wildlife seized from illegal trade to act as both a deterrent and legally protect the species?

Mobile Team in Nghe An
From October 26-28, ENV’s Mobile Team and Volunteer Network were busy conducting a range of activities in Nghe An, encouraging public participation in efforts for the protection of bears by pledging not to consume bear bile or bear products.

Ho Chi Minh City: ENV volunteers help Malayan snail-eating turtle find a new home
On October 23, ENV in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) received a 1kg Malayan snail-eating turtle (Malayemys subtrijuga) from a volunteer of the Action for Wildlife Club, who had received it as a gift from relatives.

Online survey on euthanasia to gauge public response
On October 22, a new online euthanasia poll was officially launched on ENV’s Vietnamese website. The Vietnamese government faces  many difficulties in dealing with confiscated wildlife and current options for dealing with it each pose their own problems.


Tiger page launched on ENV’s Vietnamese website
On October 15, a new tiger page was officially launched on ENV’s Vietnamese website. In addition to general information about the Indochinese tiger species, visitors to the page can learn about threats to the survival of Vietnam’s tigers in the wild, the tiger trade, and the urgent need to end tiger farm operations in Vietnam through a photo gallery and video clips.

Binh Duong: Macaques transferred to nature reserve
On September 29, an informant notified ENV of a pig-tailed macaque (Macaca leonine) being kept at a restaurant in Binh Duong province. ENV immediately alerted the Binh Duong FPD, resulting in the  confiscation of the macaque.

Ho Chi Minh City: Otters and monitor lizards rescued
In March 2010, an ENV Volunteer Network member notified ENV of a link on a website advertising wildlife animals for sale, such as otters, Vietnamese pond turtles (Mauremys annamensis), keeled box turtles (Cuora mouhotii), impressed tortoises (Manouria impressa), elongated tortoises (Indotestudo elongate), Indochinese box turtles (Cuora galbinifrons) and many others.

Da Nang: Bear event at Coopmart
From September 29-30, ENV’s Da Nang Team and ENV’s Mobile Team held the first ever Bear Protection event at the Da Nang Coopmart with the help of 14 enthusiastic local volunteers.

Mobile team in the central highlands
The ENV Mobile Unit and Volunteer Network have had five busy days carrying out a wide range of activities in Pleiku City focused on raising awareness and encouraging public participation in efforts to protection wildlife.

Binh Duong: Hawskbill turtles released into the sea
On September 24, two hawksbill marine turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) were released into the sea by authorities in Binh Duong. The case was first reported to ENV by staff from Wildlife at Risk (WAR) based in HCM city after the turtles were observed for sale in a restaurant.

ENV, Boo, and Karibon work in partnership to raise awareness on air pollution.
Hanoi, September 27th 2010 – KARIBON, BOO and ENV have jointly organized the Award Ceremony for the  National Poster Competition about Air Pollution at Nguyen Du school with the aim to raise awareness about environment protection

Ho Chi Minh City: Illegal wildlife being openly sold
On August 25, the ENV Wildlife Crime Hotline learned about wildlife being sold on the pavement and immediately notified the Ho Chi Minh City FPD.

Hanoi: Stuffed leopard cat removed from display at restaurant
On September 13, two volunteers from ENV’s Volunteer Network notified ENV of a stuffed leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) being displayed at a restaurant. Two days later, the ENV Wildlife Crime Unit forwarded the information to police at Nguyen Du commune who asked the restaurant owner to remove the display and stop selling wildlife.

Da Nang’s ENV team carried out survey of businesses in Hue
From September 6-12, Da Nang’s ENV team conducted a survey in Hue City and over 100 business establishments were monitored.

Ho Chi Minh City: Bear event at Big C
From September 18-19, the recently established ENV team in Ho Chi Minh City held their second ever Bear Protection event at the Big C supermarket. During the event, films on bear bile extraction were aired and information boards displayed about bear species in Vietnam.

Wildlife Trade Watch by Mobile Unit
On August 17 and September 11, two Wildlife Trade Watches were carried out by ENV’s Mobile Unit to strengthen the mornitoring and surveying skills of ENV’s Volunteers and ENV staff members.

Binh Dinh: Macaque voluntarily handed over
On September 15, a macaque was voluntarily handed over to the Van Canh FPD. In late August, a local resident notified ENV of a macaque being kept as a pet at her house for a year and requested a voluntary transfer. The Van Canh FPD was informed and on September 15, the macaque was handed over to the FPD.

Thua Thien-Hue: Two macaques transferred to Phong Dien Nature Reserve
On September 7, two stump-tailed macaques (Macaca arctoides) were handed over to the Phong Dien Nature Reserve in good health by the Thua Thien-Hue FPD.

Thua Thien - Hue: Local Wildlife Protection Clubs established
On August 25, the Vietnamese Youth Action for Wildlife club was launched in Thua Thien - Hue province, yet another in the ENV Volunteer Network. The club was established to assist ENV’s Wildlife Crime Unit in reporting and monitoring wildlife trade activities, and to contribute to stopping the illegal trade of wildlife.

Awareness Campaign mounts pressure on illegal bear farming operations in former Ha Tay
On August 26, Education for Nature - Vietnam (ENV) carried out a Bear Protection Event at Phuc Tho Town of former Ha Tay province, famous for its many bear farms and sale of bear bile. During the event, films on bear bile extraction were aired, information boards displayed about bear species in Vietnam, and many publications handed out to local residents.

Ho Chi Minh City: Wildlife handed over voluntarily
On August 24, an elongated tortoise (Indotestudo elongate) was handed over voluntarily to the Ho Chi Minh City FPD. The previous day, an ENV staff member received information about the tortoise being kept for five years by a local resident.

Hanoi: Bear event at West Lake Waterpark
From August 14 - 15, Education for Nature - Vietnam (ENV) carried out a Bear Protection Exhibition at West Lake Waterpark. During the event, films on bear bile extraction were aired and information boards displayed about bear species in Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh City: Gibbons arrive at Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Center
On August 11, six yellow-cheeked gibbons (Hylobates gabriellae) were transferred to the Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Center by the HCMC FPD. All the gibbons had been rescued from Lam Dong province in separate cases.

Wildlife Protection Club in Ho Chi Minh City established
On July 27, the Action for Wildlife Volunteer Club in Ho Chi Minh City was launched with the participation of 43 volunteers. Following the launch, club members were provided with training on monitoring skills, basic species identification and practice in the field.

Bear page launched on ENV’s Vietnamese website
On July 27, 2010, a new bear page was officially launched on ENV’s Vietnamese website. In addition to general information about Vietnam’s two bear species, visitors to the page can learn about threats to the survival of Vietnam’s bears in the wild through a photo gallery and video clips.

Bear confiscated from tourist site in Quang Ninh
In June, a registered bear at a Van Hai tourist site was confiscated by the local district FPD and transferred to the Hoanh Bo Farm. The owner of the tourist site was fined 12 million VND for keeping an animal in poor conditions.

ENV conducts turtle lecture training
On June 28-30, ENV organized training for lecture skills on the topic of turtles for eight volunteers from the “Green Summer Team” in Hanoi.

Macaque kept on street in Ho Chi Minh City.
On June 29, a volunteer contacted the ENV Wildlife Crime Hotline to report about a macaque being chained to a tree and kept on pavement in Ho Chi Minh City.

A young student voluntarily handed tortoise.
This morning 29June, a high school student named Loan Phuong in Hanoi has just voluntarily handed an Elongated tortoise to ENV’s Wildlife Crime Unit.

Ho Chi Minh City: Wildlife released
After receiving information from a volunteer about birds being sold in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), a wildlife crime officer immediately transferred the case to the Mobile Team in HCMC.

Can Gio National Park promotes Environmental Education (EE) project to community
On June 5, ENV officers participated in a meeting at the Tam Thon Hiep commune on the topic: “The media in improving environment protection awareness for Tam Thon Hiep residents”.

EE Club established in Lo Go - Xa Mat National Park
In addition to the Environmental Education (EE) project in Tam Thon Hiep, after receiving a grant from ENV and Go Green - Toyota Vietnam, Lo Go - Xa Mat National Park in Tay Ninh province successfully promoted the project by setting up an EE club for students from Tan Lap school.

Hanoi: Celebrate International Children’s Day with ENV at Thu Le Zoo
To coincide with International Children’s Day on June 1, ENV will organize a festival for children at Thu Le Zoo.

Hanoi: Local residents pledge to protect Vietnam’s bears
On May 22 and 23, ENV held a mobile exhibition on bear protection at Big C supermarket in Hanoi.

Successful cases of wildlife rescued
On May 12, a resident contacted with ENV via its hotline to inform a stump-tailed macaque (Macaca arctoides ) kept at a cafe in Quang Nam province.

Ha Noi: Recruitment drive for Wildlife Volunteer Network
On May 15, Education for Nature - Vietnam (ENV) held a recruitment session in Hanoi for volunteers to join ENV’s national Wildlife Volunteer Network.

New ID guide and film to strengthen enforcement and combat tortoise and freshwater turtle trade in Vietnam
Education for Nature – Vietnam (ENV) has released a new set of resources intended to strengthen efforts by frontline law enforcement officers to combat illegal trade of tortoises and freshwater turtles.

Mayor of the City of Bern honors member of the National Assembly of Vietnam (April 20, 2010)
The Swiss Embassy in Vietnam in cooperation with Education for Nature-Vietnam (ENV) organized an Award Presentation Ceremony for Mr. Nguyen Dinh Xuan, a member of the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam at the Press Club in Hanoi.

Tiger Workshop Press Release
Education for Nature – Vietnam (ENV) urged the Vietnamese public to take action to protect the world’s remaining tigers at a press conference today in Hanoi, releasing the preliminary findings of a twelve-month investigation of the tiger trade in Vietnam by ENV. 

Tiger Trade Investigation Findings (March 15, 2010)
A summary of findings from ENV’s 12-month tiger trade investigation in Vietnam. 

Chelonian Interpretation Center Opens (March 10, 2010)
Cuc Phuong National Park opened the doors to the region’s first visitor interpretation center focused exclusively on the conservation and protection of tortoises and freshwater turtles.

Environmental Education Course Focuses on Turtles (February 2010)
ENV carried out a weeklong training course for field staff of the Asian Turtle Program in preparation for their carrying out environmental education activities in schools and villages at two priority turtle conservation sites.


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