Some highlights of the campaign (2017-2018 period) are as follows:
• ENV conducted surveys at 4,112 businesses in 6 provinces. Hanoi and Tp. Ho Chi Minh City has the most number of establishments surveyed (Hanoi 1,644 establishments and Ho Chi Minh City 1,119 establishments)
• Can Tho is the city with the highest percentage of establishments showing signs of violation (16%), double the rate in Hue and Ho Chi Minh City. Hanoi has achieved good results with only 11% of establishments showing signs of violation (a significant reduction compared to the results of 21% in the 2013-2015 survey). Ba Ria - Vung Tau also achieved similar results to Hanoi while this rate in Khanh Hoa is about 13%.
• Hue excellently ranked first in handling violations of wildlife consumption with 100% of establishments found to be violating and successfully handled. Ho Chi Minh City handled 82% of the violations, Ba Ria - Vung Tau reached 69%, Hanoi 65% and Khanh Hoa 60%. Meanwhile, law enforcement agencies in Can Tho have not been highly effective in handling violations of wildlife, only stopping at 44%.
In addition, in the report sent to localities, ENV also assessed the response rate of the authorities to the wildlife violations transferred by ENV and the effectiveness of the handling of wildlife-related violations. live in 2018.
Although the results of Can Tho are still not really convincing, ENV highly appreciates the efforts and attention of local authorities, authorities in law enforcement and ensuring legal compliance. Law on wildlife protection of business establishments in the localities surveyed.
Ms. Bui Thi Ha, Deputy Director of ENV Nature Education Center commented: “Hue has excelled in successfully handling 100% of the signs of wildlife violation announced by ENV. The 82% result of Ho Chi Minh is also very commendable, especially when the number of signs of wildlife violation recorded here is more than 8 times the number of signs of violation recorded in Hue. The result of Ho Chi Minh and Hue is an example for other localities to follow. This also shows that the goal of successfully handling 80% - 90% of the reported signs of violation is entirely feasible.
From this assessment, ENV wants the People's Committees of other localities, especially Can Tho to continue to (1) enhance the effectiveness of the handling of signs of wildlife violations in the area; (2) regularly inspecting and supervising all business establishments in the area to ensure that there are no violations or recurring violations. ENV also hopes that the local authorities will direct the relevant authorities to promptly receive and effectively handle signs of wildlife violations notified to the authorities, especially wildlife-related cases to contribute to wildlife protection.
Since 2013, ENV has developed and implemented a program to assess the prevalence of wildlife violations in major cities in Vietnam (42 districts in 9 provinces and cities nationwide, including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue, Nghe An, Can Tho, Khanh Hoa, Ba Ria - Vung Tau and Da Nang) as well as assessing the effectiveness of agencies' handling of violations. function. Up to now, a total of 12,840 properties have been surveyed. Businesses surveyed include all restaurants, pubs (including karaoke bars and liquor stores), traditional medicine pharmacies, pet shops, hotels and markets in one area. specified. After each survey, ENV informed the results to the People's Committees of each district, district and provincial Forest Protection Department, together with a proposal to handle the violating facilities. After a period of 60 - 90 days, ENV will conduct a second survey of violating business establishments in the districts.
All information of signs of violation will be kept in ENV's National database on wildlife violations with full and detailed details of each incident, including the results of handling from agencies. independent monitoring function and process of ENV.
The report on the effectiveness of the handling of wildlife trade violations acts as a tool to provide information to provincial and city leaders on the results of efforts to reduce wildlife violations at the local level. correlation with other provinces. The report is also a means of assessing the effectiveness of the response of the authorities in dealing with wildlife violations, especially cases related to wildlife still reported by the people to ENV. This is part of a nationwide campaign to eliminate wildlife violations by ENV.
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