Hanoi, February 29, 2012 - ENV has launched a series of four new public service announcements (PSA) featuring well-known celebrities and urging the public not to use bear bile. The advertisements, which will begin to air in early March on national and provincial television stations, feature VTV1 anchorwoman Hoai Anh, rock star Thai Thuy Linh, along with Vietnam’s football superstar Hong Son and comedian Pham Bang.
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.
Tram Chim NP organized the 12th Nature Club Meeting (NCM) for students at a primary school in the NP’s buffer zone. The students learned about the NP and its rare Sarus crane ( Grus antigone) - an endangered species listed in Vietnam’s and the IUCN’s Red List, environmental threats in the NP as well as activities the students could attend to protect the NP.
On November 21 at Hanoi’s Press Club, a ceremony to award the volunteers who have contributed the most to wildlife protection activities closed ENV’s Annual Volunteer Meeting for 2010, which has made a lasting impression on volunteers who came from all over the country.
On September 27, the award ceremony for the ’Air pollution’ painting competition will be held at the Nguyen Du Secondary School in Hanoi. In March 2010, a painting competition about the topic of air pollution was launched by ENV in conjunction with Boo Skateshops and Karibon Facewear.
On September 15, Hanoi Environmental Police (EP) in conjunction with relevant authorities uncovered a wildlife bone trade network operated by a couple at their home in Hoang district, and confiscated evidence of up to nearly 900kg of animal bone from four different locations.
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.
A new twist to violation of Vietnam’s wildlife protection laws involves luring tourists to bear farms in Quang Ninh and some other provinces where they are encouraged to violate the law by buying and consuming bear products.
On Wednesday the 26th of November 2008 a local fisherman from Son Tram Commune, Son Tay district, Ha Noi (previously Ha Tay province) caught a large soft-shell turtle weighing 69kg and measuring 90cm in length.
Another tiger bust in Hanoi. Head and body parts of a single tiger. Originating from Ninh Binh and probably on its way to the a TCM processing shop in Hanoi.
In 2005 ENV held the 'Bring Peace to Vietnam's Bears' national poster competition. We received 96,000 entries expressing concerns and ideas from people of different ages, ethnicities and occupations around the country. Here a just a few of the beautiful artworks.