Hotline against wildlife poachers kicks off

Police on June 4 activated a toll-free hotline number 1800 588 875 to receive reports on breaches of the environmental law and rules of wildlife protection.

The hotline, co-sponsored by the Danish embassy in Hanoi and the TRAFFIC- a wildlife trade monitoring network, is expected to become an effective tool to fight against environmental pollution and wildlife poaching and trafficking.

The June 4 launch of a toll-free hotline against wildlife poachers (Photo: Vietnam News Agency)

Colonel Luong Minh Thao, Deputy Director of the Department of Crime Police, said like other Southeast Asian nations, Vietnam is facing rampant violations of the environment and illegal wildlife trade that have pushed a number of species into a danger of extinction.

To join in raising public awareness about the need to protect wildlife species, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) has helped hold training courses on anti-wildlife trade skills for staffs from the Noi Bai international airport.

The World-Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has helped install a huge poster in both English and Vietnamese en route from Hanoi to the Noi Bai international airport, encouraging public involvement in the fight against wildlife trade.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

Other news