13.08.2022, 17:07

Protecting endangered wild animals is the agriculture industry's primary objective

Protecting endangered wild animals is the agriculture industry's primary objective

A large number of masked palm civets were released into nature at Cuc Phuong National Park in an activity to secure the future of wildlife in Vietnam. Photo: Tung Dinh. 

On May 9, 2022, MARD approved the document on the "Protecting endangered wild animals" technical assistance project funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The project aims to mobilize effective participation, coordination, and collaboration of related parties in order to increase the awareness and roles of leaders and managers to foster activities relating to saving threatened wildlife (STW) and to prevent illegal trading of STW, thereby reducing the demand for and consumption of illegal STW products.

On August 12, representatives of Management Board of Forestry Projects (MBFP), The Saving Threatened Wildlife project (STW), USAID and World Wild Fund (WWF) visited Vietnam Agriculture News and worked with the publication. The two parties consented that the project's specific objectives require the participation of all competent parties, the commitment of state management, sociopolitical organizations, professional groups, social-service organizations, and the general public in the fight against the illegal trade and consumption of STW.

The implementation of the "Protecting endangered wild animals" project requires the participation of all parties. Photo: Tung Dinh. 

It is vital to enhance the capacity of law enforcement of all parties to conserve endangered species and combat illegal STW, as well as reduce the demand for illegal wildlife animals and product consumption. 

Vietnam Agriculture News is projected to collaborate closely with Management Board of Forestry Projects, The Saving Threatened Wildlife project, USAID and WWF to execute a number of initiatives within the framework of the project in the near future. The project's activities consist of three components.

First, mobilizing the participation of competent parties and the commitment of state management leaders, sociopolitical organizations, sociopolitical professional groups, and the general public in the fight against the illegal trading of STW. The second component focuses on enhancing the management and law enforcement capacity of relevant parties in order to preserve, conserve endangered species and prevent illegal wildlife trade. Component 3 of the project aims to reduce illegal STW consumption.


Author: Phi Hai Nam

Translated by Linh Linh