Sign the bear protection

Bear belongs to nature! Bear needs you

Had 29326 who pledged to protect Vietnam's bear species from extinction

General introduction

Vietnam is home to two species of bears: the Sun Bear (Ursus Thibetanus) and the Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus).

  • Bear cubs are large (an adult can reach 1.9m high and weigh up to 200kg) and have a V-shaped white bib in front of the chest.
  • Sun bear is the smallest bear in the world, weighing about 40 kg. They are about half the size of a black bear and have a U-shaped yellow bib in front of their chest.





Threat to bears

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Sun bears and sun bears are two species included in Appendix I - CITES's list of the most endangered animals - the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. International trade in individuals and products from these two species of bears between the countries of the Convention, including Vietnam, is strictly prohibited.
In Vietnam, both bear species are listed in the List of endangered precious and rare species prioritized for protection issued together with Decree 160/2013 / ND-CP (amended and supplemented by Decree 64 / 2019 / ND-CP) - the highest level of protection prescribed by Vietnamese law. Accordingly, all acts of hunting, killing, rearing, capturing, storing, transporting, and trafficking in an individual or body part that are inseparable from the life or products of a single bear are viewed. Criminal prosecution.
Violations against 6 or more bears that have met the framework signs according to Clause 3 Article 244 of the Penal Code 2015 - amended in 2017 with a penalty of 10 - 15 years imprisonment for fish multiply.
Particularly, the act of advertising the sale of bears or their products or parts is considered an advertisement of prohibited goods and will be subject to an administrative fine of between VND 70 and 100 million according to Article 50, Decree 158/2013 / ND- CP (amended and supplemented by Decree 28/2017 / ND-CP).


ENV bear conservation activities

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Join us to protect wildlife

As a local non-profit organization in Vietnam, ENV is actively working to address the illegal consumption
and trade of wildlife through unique and creative approaches that have a meaningful impact upon wildlife protection. Your support is crucial to our efforts and will help us continue our work and make a difference.

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