Endangered primates found in northern Vietnam

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Endangered primates found in northern Vietnam

Conservationists today announced that they had found the second biggest population of gray-shanked Delacour's langur (Trachypithecus delacouri) in a forest in northern Vietnam.

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Indonesia urged to take stern action on illegal bird trade

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Indonesia urged to take stern action on illegal bird trade

A wildlife trade monitoring group has called on Indonesia to take strong action against traders of endangered birds who are driving several species toward extinction.

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Vietnam launches elephant preservation week

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Vietnam launches elephant preservation week

The Vietnam Administration of Forestry under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development yesterday launched a week on elephant protection in Nong Son district, the central province of Quang Nam on August 3 with various activities.

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Alaskan woolly mammoths died of thirst: study

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Alaskan woolly mammoths died of thirst: study

One of the world's last surviving groups of woolly mammoths likely died of thirst as the salty seas rose around these iconic Ice Age creatures 5,600 years ago, researchers say.

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WildAid leads fight to save Pangolins

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Báo Dân Trí English 3 week(s) ago 1 related news

WildAid leads fight to save Pangolins

WildAid has launched a new campaign to raise the public awareness about the impact of the consumption of pangolin meat and scales in an effort to reduce demand for pangolin products in Asia.

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Wildlife commercial farming poses threat to national biodiversity: experts

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The commercial farming and trade of endangered wildlife in Vietnam has the potential to threaten national biodiversity and facilitate the rate of extinction, heard a Hanoi workshop on July 27.

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The healing power of Viet Nam’s farmers

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The healing power of Viet Nam’s farmers

Farmers nationwide have improved their lives considerably by cultivating medicinal herbs, but over exploitation threatens their extinction. Despite the country’s tremendous potential as a grower and producer of herbal medicine, it has gone from being an exporter to an importer of medicinal materials. Viết Tôn and Bạch Liên reports.

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Wildlife trafficking needs to be stopped in Asia Pacific before it is too late

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Wildlife trafficking needs to be stopped in Asia Pacific before it is too late

This year’s World Environment Day on June 5 puts the spotlight on the illegal trade in wildlife. The problem has particular significance in Asia, which is the destination for most of the ivory taken from 20,000 to 25,000 elephants and the horns of more than 1,200 rhinos killed in Africa every year. Demand in the region is driven by fast growing middle and upper classes with an appetite for exotic pets, décor, food and fashion.

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Road seems to deliberately threaten protected forest

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Road seems to deliberately threaten protected forest

Thousands hectares of forest in the central highlands province of Kon Tum are facing extinction as the local authorities are determined to construct a road that seems of little benefit to travellers.

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Cambodia's last Royal Turtles on verge of extinction

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Cambodia's last Royal Turtles on verge of extinction

Efforts to save Cambodia's Royal Turtle, one of the world's most critically endangered species, are being hampered by dredging and illegal forest clearances, a wildlife conservation group warned Monday.

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Australia may take in African rhinos to prevent extinction

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Australia may take in African rhinos to prevent extinction

Wildlife groups plan to relocate 80 rhinoceros from South Africa to Australia in a bid to prevent them being hunted to extinction, one of the project's leaders said on Friday.

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Wild tigers on verge of extinction in Vietnam

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Wild tigers on verge of extinction in Vietnam

There are less than 5 tigers living in the wild in Vietnam, a drop from 30 in 2010, said Deputy Director of the Nature Education Centre Nguyen Phuong Dung.

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Vietnam turns to Thailand, Sri Lanka as elephant population nears extinction

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Vietnam turns to Thailand, Sri Lanka as elephant population nears extinction

Authorities in Vietnam’s Central Highlands region put forward a plan on Thursday to import elephants from Thailand or Sri Lanka amid a declining domestic elephant population.

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Vietnamese primatologists discover 500 grey-shanked douc langurs

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Vietnamese primatologists discover 500 grey-shanked douc langurs

Vietnamese primatologists and their foreign partners from Fauna & Flora International (FFI) have discovered more than 500 grey-shanked douc langurs, an extremely rare primate species, in the Central Highlands region.

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Turtles' vulnerable start to life on Philippine coast

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Turtles' vulnerable start to life on Philippine coast

Hundreds of tiny turtle hatchlings emerge above a Philippine beach at night and immediately look to the sea, hoping to beat huge odds and start a remarkable trans-oceanic journey lasting decades.

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