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National park inaugurates bear rescue centre

The first phase of the Bear Rescue Centre Vietnam's second branch at Bach Ma National Park was inaugurated on November 17 in the central province of Thua Thien – Hue.

Bear rescued from two-decade captivity in HCM City

Ninh Binh Bear Sanctuary announced on October 22 that they have received an Asiatic black bear which was previously rescued from a farm in HCM City.

Many whales seen in Quang Ninh’s Co To sea water

Whales have visited Cô Tô District’s beach in Quảng Ninh Province in the last few days.

Expert calls Son Tra monkey feeding needs to be resolved

It is common to see monkeys seeking food at a dumping site behind Linh Ung Pagoda. The habit has been formed as they are often given food by tourists, and they rush to the pagoda for food.

Vietnam wildlife crime enforcement reaches remarkable levels, report reveals

The report emphasised that the rate of apprehending violators in criminal cases related to wildlife transport and trade in Vietnam reached a significant high.

HCM City’s response rate to wildlife-related violations remains low

While many localities achieved high efficiency in handling wildlife-related violations reported by the people, HCM City is one of the localities that handled such cases with less efficiency.

First sea turtle seen in waters off Co To in over 10 years

A sea turtle has been spotted in the waters off Co To Con Island in the northeastern province of Quang Ninh, marking the first appearance of the reptile here after more than a decade.

Efforts made to bring back red-crowned cranes from brink of extinction

The number of red-crowned cranes descending on the Tram Chim National Park in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap has been declining over the past years, with a mere three spotted in their latest return in 2021.

Con Dao becomes important sea turtle conservation area of the world

Con Dao National Park is the first place in Vietnam to conduct research on and successfully roll out an effective sea turtle protection model, and thus has become an important sea turtle conservation area of Vietnam, region and the world.

Hippo gives birth at HCM City zoo

A hippo at Dam Sen Cultural Park in HCM City has given birth to her first calf, weighing 25kg after an eight-month pregnancy.

Bryde whales return to the south-central Vietnamese coast

Two whales were seen 1,000m off the coast of De Gi beach in Phu Cat district, the south central province of Binh Dinh last weekend.

Langurs conservation group film wins international forest film award

The film, a co-production of WWF-Vietnam and Melt Films, was made to honour a volunteer conservation group that inspired their community to protect the last remaining members of this langur species.

Dolphins spotted off Da Nang coast

Many residents expressed their excitement at witnessing a pod of dolphins leaping and playing in the waters near the Son Tra Peninsula in the central city of Da Nang.

Ten monkeys released into the wild at Bai Tu Long National Park

They belong to four species - long-tailed, rhesus, Assam, and stump-tailed macaques, scientifically known as Macaca fascicularis, Macaca mulatta, Macaca assamensis, and Macaca arctoides, respectively.

Management of captive tigers in VN improved with DNA sampling

A collection of biopsy samples from 26 captive tigers for DNA analysis was completed at Đại Nam Zoo in the southern province of Bình Dương.

Rare Burmese peacock-pheasant discovered in Binh Phuoc

The Forest Protection Department of Dong Phu District in Binh Phuoc Province has received a Burmese peacock-pheasant, which is classified as a critically endangered and rare species of wildlife in need of conservation.

Network of journalists on investigating illegal wildlife trade makes debut

A network of journalists on investigating and preventing of illegal wildlife trade made debut in Hanoi on June 13.

Too much to bear: art house a foundation for daring projects

The One-Square-Metre World exhibition has been held in Ninh Bình since late April, aiming to raise community awareness of animal welfare and call for an end to the practice of holding bears captive for bile extraction in VN.

Animal welfare: Emerging concept and application that needs to be promoted in VN

Despite being stated in the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary laws, animal welfare is a new concept to Vietnamese farmers and consumers, with a lack of application and understanding.

Thai Nguyen family hands over six captive tigers

Six tigers kept in captivity for nearly 20 years in a house in the northern province of Thai Nguyen have been handed over by their owners to the Hanoi Wild Animal Rescue Centre.