Day: August 13, 2020

VIETNAM’S PRIME MINISTER ISSUES NEW WILDLIFE DIRECTIVE, SHOWS STRONG LEADERSHIP IN PROTECTING SPECIES AND GLOBAL HEALTH

On July 23,  2020, Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc issued a new directive with urgent and powerful measures to restrict wildlife trade and consumption, and reduce further pandemic risk.   With immediate effect, the directive (29/CT-TTg) bans imports of live wild animals and wildlife products, strictly eliminates any wildlife markets, and prohibits any hunting, transporting,…

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