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EU spent 10 million euros of wildlife conservation in Mekong region

Updated: 18 Aug, 2019 lúc August 18, 2019

EU spent 10 million euros of wildlife conservation in Mekong region

The project prioritizes conservation of Asian tigers and elephants, freshwater turtles in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.
Vietnam currently has 200 captive tigers.
Vietnam currently has 200 captive tigers.
On July 29, WCS and PanNature launched the European Union-funded Wildlife Crime Cooperation project with a total budget of 10 million euros. The project was implemented from 1/2019 to 12/2022 in 5 countries in the Mekong region including Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam. In the project, 3 species of wild animals including tigers, elephants Asia and freshwater turtles are prioritized for conservation.
The project aims to promote the efforts of governments in the region to fight wildlife trafficking through strengthening cooperation with cross-border social and cooperative organizations to eliminate chains. Illegal wildlife supply. 
WCS and Panature will coordinate with management agencies such as the Department of Environmental Crime Prevention Police and Department of Biodiversity Conservation (Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment) to implement the project to contribute to diverse conservation. biology in the Mekong region.
According to WWF's Vietnam and Cambodia cross-border investigation, the rainy season has 1,000 illegal traps placed in border forests. In Vietnam, in 2014 alone, 995 illegal wildlife trade cases were prosecuted.
From 2013-2018, the Government spent more than 256 billion VND on wildlife conservation including tigers and elephants in nature. Under this program, only pangolins are recovered with small numbers, tigers and elephants in the wild do not increase but increasingly decline. 
Ms. Nguyen Thi Van Anh, Department of Conservation of Biodiversity, said that the picture of wildlife conservation is quite bleak now due to policy challenges, inadequacies and overlaps in the list of species and lack of regulation. about handling exhibits from illegal trafficking. Resources for implementing campaigns and programs for wildlife conservation are limited. More seriously, the habitat of wild animals in the wild is devastated by human impact in infrastructure construction, serving the economy.
Accordingly, the conservation of wildlife is not simply the recovery of the number of individuals in the wild, more importantly the restoration of the ecosystem, the creation of fertility, the rate of herd in nature. 
Nguyen Xuan