US helps Vietnam combat wildlife trafficking

(VOVWORLD) - The US will help Vietnam control illegal wildlife trafficking through a 15 million USD project launched in Hanoi on Monday.
US helps Vietnam combat wildlife trafficking - ảnh 1Representatives of relevant parties at the launch of the Saving Threatened Wildlife project on June 13, 2022. (Photo: VNA)

The launch of the five-year project on saving threatened wildlife was held by the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

The project aims to improve Vietnam’s leadership capacity in handling wildlife crime by enhancing commitments from leaders at national and provincial levels, improving the efficiency of law enforcement and reducing the demand and consumption of wildlife products.
The new project focuses on protecting species that are at risk of international trafficking into Vietnam such as African rhinos, African and Asian elephants, and pangolins, as well as animals that are regularly poached and traded domestically or internationally, such as primates, muntjacs, and big cats.
It is implemented by the World Wide Fund for Nature, in cooperation with the Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network (TRAFFIC) and the Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV).