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GPS collars will be fitted to 28 wild elephants in the Yok Don National Park in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak, a workshop heard on June 29.

Urgent action needed on primate protection

A report by ENV showed that only 30% of total poaching violations in Vietnam were discovered, while 70% were unknown, meaning that the number of the langurs hunted in the forest was unclear.

The numbers that surprised the world about Vietnam's peacekeeping ability

Eight years ago, Africa welcomed two officers from Vietnam: Lieutenant Colonel Tran Nam Ngan and Lieutenant Colonel Mac Duc Trong, who were sent to serve as liaison officers at the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.

Caretakers look after tigers at Pu Mat National Park’s rescue center

Four caretakers stay at the center and take turns looking after seven tigers. Now, each tiger weighs about 40 kilograms and the diet costs VND5 million/day, not including drugs or fees for looking after them.


15 rescued tigers to be brought to Hanoi, Quang Binh

Fifteen tigers rescued by Nghe An policemen in two trafficking cases will be handed over to units that can meet the care requirements in Hanoi.

Conservationist leaves his heart in the vast green forests

Born and reared in the deep green forest land of Ninh Binh and having traveled the globe, Nguyen Van Thai has always returned to appreciate, love, defend and safeguard the forests.

Rich primate species in Vietnam threatened: WWF report

About 25 different primate species out of 44 found in Vietnam call the Greater Mekong home, but these unique species are increasingly threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation, climate change, hunting and illegal trade.

Six tonnes of ivory and pangolin scales seized at Tien Sa port

Six tonnes of smuggled ivory tusks and pangolin scales have been discovered in a container at Tien Sa Port in the central city of Da Nang.

Monkeying around: farmers focused on langur protection

Starting out as a voluntary group since 2011 to safeguard some 20 flocks of Hatinh langurs (Trachypithecus hatinhensis), a team of 14 farmers in Tuyen Hoa District of Quang Binh Province is working hard to protect the endangered species.

Wildlife release tour promotes conservation of nature

“Going home” - a free tour at Cuc Phuong National Park launched in March - allows tourists to release animals back into nature, thereby helping spread the message of nature conservation among the public. 

Stricter measures needed to protect wild animals in Vietnam

Illegal trafficking of wild animals remains a problem in Vietnam despite the efforts of the Government and wildlife preservation organisations. 

Wildlife conservation: Risks and efforts

According to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), in the period from 2013-2017, Vietnam recorded 1,504 wildlife rule violations involving 1,461 suspects.

First Delacour’s langur baby born at Ninh Binh's Trang An Complex

A Delacour’s langur baby has been born after its parents were released into the wild on Ngoc Island in Ninh Binh’s Trang An Landscape Complex last year.

Conservation programs put on hold with access denied due to spread of COVID

Biodiversity conservation projects and forest protection in the central highlands region, over the past two years, have been either delayed or suspended as travel and mass gathering activities are limited by COVID-19 prevention measures.

8 of 17 tigers die after being rescued from cages in Nghe An

After the police force in the central province of Nghe An rescued 17 adult tigers illegally raised in cages by two families in Do Thanh commune in Yen Thanh district, Nghe An province, eight of the tigers died.

17 tigers illegally caged in Nghe An

The police agency of the central province of Nghe An on August 4 discovered 17 tigers illegally raised by two households.

Nearly 500 wild animals illegally traded rescued this year

As many as 447 wild animals were rescued in Vietnam in the first six months of the year, according to Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV).

Nearly 480 wild animals rescued in H1

A total of 477 wild animals were rescued from violators or voluntarily handed over by people in the first half of 2021, the Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV) reported on July 16.

Wild elephants re-appear in Gia Lai province

A herd of three to five elephants has re-appeared in several communes in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai’s Chu Prong district in recent days.

Performing bears handed over to sanctuary: a big step forward

The recent hand over of four bears from Hanoi’s Central Circus to a sanctuary is a big step towards helping bears in Vietnam, said a representative of animal welfare organisation Animals Asia.