Binturong kept for 14 years finally rescued from resort


On October 20, 2009, an ENV Wildlife Crime Officer received a tip that a binturong (Arctictis binturonga) was being kept at the Bach Van resort in Quang Nam. The local FPD searched the resort and could only find four stump-tailed macaques (Macaca arctoides), not the binturong. Following discussions with the local FPD, the owner agreed to transfer the macaques to Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park (NP).

On December 1, 2010, an investigator from ENV’s Da Nang office was monitoring the resort when he discovered a 25kg binturong that had been at the resort for 14 years and immediately informed the Quang Nam FPD. After the owner was made aware of relevant wildlife protection laws, the binturong was confiscated and transferred to the rescue center at Cuc Phuong NP on December 9.

Press release-Binturong 14 years in confinement, now freed – Cuc Phuong National Park

 

 

 

 



Share on :    

 

 

 

Our work | Education and Training | Combating the Wildlife Trade | Promoting Awareness | Friends and Supporters | ENV Campaigns | Help us Succeed | Membership | Corporate | Wildlife Volunteers | Report a Crime | News Room and Library | Media gallery | Contact Us
© 2009 Education for Nature Vietnam. All Rights Reserved.
Education for Nature - Vietnam N5. IF1, lane 192 Thai Thinh street, Dong Da District, Ha Noi, PO Box 222, Hanoi, Tel/Fax: (84 4) 3514-8850, E-mail: env@fpt.vn