After the last rhino in Vietnam disappeared in 2010, conservationists warned that pangolin may be the next animal species to be added into the list of extinct wildlife. The world reserves one day each year, February 15, to call people to take action to protect pangolin. SVW said with the prices of VND7-10 million per kilogram from traders, pangolin is the most hunted subject in Vietnam. The scientific research by camera trap shows that the pangolin population is facing a high risk of extinction. Javan pangolin (Manis javanica) is found only in some natural reserves with just several thousands. Most of them are released after being rescued from illegal trade. No image of Te te vang (Manis pentadactyla) has been captured by camera trap in the last 20 years, while there are only seven individuals of this species at rescue centers. Thien Nhien Wildlife massacre: forest rangers do little to prevent it Reporters provided photos and evidence about the slaughter of Red-Book-listed wild animals to forest rangers, but they remained unruffled. Closure of illegal wildlife markets will help fight Covid-19 Like the SARS outbreak in 2003, which claimed the lives of five Vietnamese, the 2019 coronavirus is also believed to… Read full this story
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