Busy week ahead for ENV: Annual volunteer meeting and launch of Bear bile report
From November 19 to 21, ENV’s Annual Volunteer Meeting will take place in Cuc Phuong National Park in Ninh Binh province and Hanoi. The meeting is a chance for ENV to review the National Volunteer Network program and show appreciation for its volunteers, while encouraging continued enthusiasm for the protection of wildlife. The meeting will conclude with an Award Ceremony on November 21 at Hanoi’s Press Club to name the volunteers who have contributed the most to wildlife protection activities.
On November 23, ENV will hold a press conference to launch the “Analysis of attitudes and bear bile use in Vietnam” report. Wild bears are being pushed to the edge of extinction in Vietnam, with many cubs being captured in the wild and sold to bear farms where they are raised and used for their bile. At the conference, ENV will present the latest research on bear bile use in Vietnam and raise recommendations to protect Vietnam’s endangered bears.