News Brief (E395, December 10, 2010)

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Dak Lak: Wild elephant born in forest field
On December 8, residents in Dak Lak spotted a wild baby elephant that had just been born when they went to visit their forest fields. The famers chased it but its mother returned to protect it and lead it away. Around 15 elephants have been appearing in the area for the past two months. And it was the first time local residents had seen a newly born wild elephant.
(Vietnamese version)
Voi rung sinh con tren ray

Can Tho: Wild cat up for sale at agricultural fair
On December 7, a wild cat with very beautiful fur for sale for  5 million VND captivated the attention of people at the rare animals exhibition, part of the International Agriculture Fair Vietnam - 2010 held in Can Tho. The owner of the cat claimed that a relative caught it in Hau Giang province, but has since been removed from the exhibition. The animal was most likely a fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus), which appears in the IUCN’s Red List of endangered plants and animals.
(Vietnamese version)
Can Tho: Meo rung gia 5 trieu dong

Dak Lak: Rare Eld’s deer species may have disappeared
According to local experts, after the extinction of the Swamp deer (Rucervus duvaucelii) and Kouprey (Bos sauveli) more than 30 years ago, the Eld’s deer (Cervus eldi) may havealso disappeared from local forests. The Eld’s deer is extremely rare due to the rapid shrinking and declining quality of its habitat, coupled with the illegal hunting of wild animals in the area. There have not been any sightings of the deer for 10 years.
(Vietnamese version)
Loai nai ca tong quy hiem bien mat o Dak Lak

Thu Thien Hue: Illegal transport of precious timber seized
On December 7, Thua Thien Hue’s Forest Protection Department (FPD) mobile team and Environmental police detected an illegal transport of around 1.9 cubic meters of Dalbergia cochinchinensis belonging to Group 1A , the group of plants forbidden under Vietnamese law to be traded for commercial purposes. Authorities are continuing with their investigation. On December 4, the FPD seized more than six cubic meters of forest timber from poachers while it was being transported.
(Vietnamese version)
Bat giu vu van chuyen go quy cung hang tram trieu dong trai phep

New publication: Educational materials for langur conservation released
According to website: http://thiennhien.net/news/150/ARTICLE/13068/2010-12-08.html, the educational materials about the conservation of the Tonkin snub-nosed langur (Rhinopithecus avunculus ) were released by the People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature) at secondary schools near the habitats of the Tonkin snub-nosed langur in Ha Giang province. The materials are useful in supporting teachers with their environmental education lectures, and aim to raise awareness as well as attract the attention of pupils for the conservation of the species and its habitat.

For further information, please contact with PanNature Vietnam via Email: contact@nature.org.vn

 

Nguyen Bich Ngoc
Communications officer
Education for Nature - Vietnam
No. 5 Ngo 192 Thai Thinh
PO Box 222
Dong Da district
Hanoi, Vietnam
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E-mail: env@fpt.vn
www.envietnam.org (English)
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www.savingvietnamswildlife.org (English wildlife trade website)

 

 

 


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