News Brief (E318, 12 June, 2009)
Tuyen Quang: Over 22 kg of bear body parts confiscated
On June 3rd 2009, a man was caught illegally transporting over 22 kg of body parts of bears including 18.5 kg of bones, 2 kg of meat and 1.8 kg of liver and gallbladders. The evidence has been confiscated for further investigation.
Hue: Red-shanked douc langur rescued
The Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Ninh Binh province, recently received a red-shanked douc langur (Pygathrix nemaeus nemaeus) that was rescued by the border guards in Hue province. The langur, which was found in Huong Tra district in Hue, has serious injuries from a hunting trap.
Nghe An: Tons of toxic medical waste found being illegally transported
Over the course of one week (3->9 June 2009), the Nghe An Provincial Environment Police seized nearly three tons of toxic medical waste in two illegal waste transportation cases. Both cases are being investigated for further information.
Environmental Police Department launch website
On June 6th, 2009 the Environmental Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security organized a ceremony to launch its website at the address http://www.canhsatmoitruong.gov.vn to celebrate World Environment Day.
Hanoi: Environment Education talk given to KOTO students
On June 8th, 2009 ENV’s Environment Education Team presented to 27 students of KOTO Vocational Training Centre about environmental protection. The KOTO students had opportunities to learn about the environment and current environmental problems. The presentation included games to increase participants’ understanding of rubbish, ways to classify rubbish, rubbish treatment methods and the definitions of 3R (Recycle, Reuse and Reduce). This presentation was part of an ongoing partnership between ENV and KOTO that aims to increase the KOTO students’ appreciation and participation in protecting their environment.
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