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.
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.
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.
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.
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 smuggled ivory tusks and pangolin scales have been discovered in a container at Tien Sa Port in the central city of Da Nang.
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.
“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.
Illegal trafficking of wild animals remains a problem in Vietnam despite the efforts of the Government and wildlife preservation organisations.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.