2 dead pangolin individuals were confiscated by the environmental facility of Tan Binh District, HCMC.
The above 72 animals were rescued while being illegally held and sold.
According to ENV records, illegal capturing of wildlife for use at households, restaurants and cafes is still very common. On January 16, the authorities of Thong Nhat district rescued two elves who were being kept as a scene at a stop in Dong Nai. On January 19, an individual monkey was raised at a coffee shop in Da Nang was rescued and released to Son Tra Nature Reserve. On January 25, two individuals of turtles, which were kept in a restaurant in Phu Quoc, Kien Giang, were rescued and released to local waters ... Along with that, many people voluntarily transfer their wildlife. Typically, 5 individuals of turtles were transferred to Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Center in the last 8 and 15 January. This shows that more and more people are properly aware of wildlife farming. Illegal capturing of wildlife has had immeasurable consequences on captive individuals, with biodiversity and with their own keepers.
Individual loris are confined in Danang.
In addition, ENV has frequently recorded many cases of illegal wildlife trade and advertisement with increasingly complicated developments. As in the case of January 17, 6 individuals of long-tailed macaque, 12 tortoise turtles, 5 iguana and some other wildlife have been rescued at many shops in Dau Tieng district, Binh Duong province. Not only selling and advertising at shops, restaurants, many people have taken advantage of facebook to conduct their wildlife trade activities in order to get out of the control of the authorities. Particularly in 2017, ENV's Department of Wildlife Protection recorded 65.2% of the total wildlife violations related to trade and advertising.
Ms. Nguyen Thi Phuong Dung, Deputy Director of ENV said: “We are very pleased with the positive change in the awareness of the whole community on wildlife-related issues, contributing significantly to the struggle. , prevent crimes on wildlife. We hope to continue to receive notices of infringement from people through the hotline 1800-1522 so that more and more wild animals will be returned to the wild. ”
According to the law, acts of illegally capturing and storing wildlife will be subject to administrative sanctions of up to VND 500 million according to Decree 157/2013 / ND-CP and Decree 103/2013 / ND-CP. (amended and supplemented by Decree 41/2017 / ND-CP) or examined for penal liability up to 15 years in prison according to the Criminal Code 2015 (amended and supplemented 2017).
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