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EVENT: VALUING NATURAL CAPITAL

VALUING NATURAL CAPITAL Reconsidering Business Development Pathways Towards the New Normal Time: 17:30-19:30, October 27, 2020 Location: Ballroom 1 – Le Meridien Hotel, 3C Ton Duc Thang, District 1, HCMC Dresscode: Formal Please confirm your attendance no later than October 20, 2020 with Ms. Nhi Thoi: 0977 092 077 | nhithoi@changevn.org COVID-19 has brought the…

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VIEWS AWARDS 2020

We are very fortunate to be the one who can make your own decisions in our life journey, being able to freely express what the hearts feel and the brains see in alluring or upsetting moments. However, all other species do not have that luck as they can neither speak and fight for their freedom…

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CHANGE & WILDAID LAUNCH AN ANIMATION VIDEO CALLING TO STOP CONSUMING BUSHMEAT

Link Youtube CHANGE: The Host Link Facebook CHANGE: The Host Link Facebook WildAid: The Host An educational communication product implemented by CHANGE and WildAid in response to Directive 29/CT-TTg on some urgent measures to manage wildlife issued by the Prime Minister on 23/07/2020: http://bit.ly/Chithi29_TTg, which addresses wildlife hunting, trafficking, and consumption, especially in cross-border routes,…

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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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SINGAPORE TO CRUSH ILLEGAL IVORY WORTH $18 MILLION (SGD)

Yesterday, The National Parks Board (NParks) began crushing $18 million (SGD) worth of illegal ivory, weighing around nine tonnes by an industrial rock crusher and then incinerated. It will be the largest haul destroyed globally since 9.5 tonnes of ivory was crushed in Malaysia in 2016. The ivory that is being destroyed comes from various…

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STAGGERING NUMBER OF SNARES EMPTYING FORESTS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

These rudimentary traps, often made from wire or cable, increase close contact between humans and wildlife and the likelihood of zoonotic disease spillover. In fact, researchers have identified many of the animals targeted by snaring, including wild pig, palm civets, and pangolins, as among the highest risk for zoonotic disease transmission.  “‘Indiscriminately killing and maiming,…

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GOOD NEWS: CARLOS MANUEL RODRIGUEZ NAMED NEW CEO OF GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT FACILITY

Who is he? Costa Rican Environment and Energy Minister Carlos Manuel Rodriguez has been selected as the next CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility, the largest multilateral trust fund supporting environmental action in developing countries and the main financing mechanism for multiple United Nations environmental conventions. The GEF Council, meeting virtually, selected Rodriguez…

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MAN GETS FIVE YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR TRANSPORTING RHINO HORNS

On June 1st, 2020, the Hanoi People’s Court opened the first-instance court to judge Nguyen Van Pho (born in 1989, Thach Dieu commune, Thach Ha district, Ha Tinh province) and sentence him to five years in prison for “illegally transporting rare and endangered animals”. According to the first-instance decisions, on November 7th, 2019, Pho arrived…

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CHINA OFFICIALLY BANNED USING PANGOLINS IN TRADITIONAL MEDICINE

China has removed pangolin parts from its official Chinese Pharmacopoeia. According to reports of state media on 9 June 2020, products from pangolin are officially prohibited for use in traditional Chinese medicine. The decision was made a few days after China announced to strengthen its legal protection on the endangered animal. Pangolin, the world’s most…

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VIETNAM NATIONAL ASSEMBLY APPROVES EVFTA AGREEMENT – A NEW ERA IN INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION ON ANIMAL WELFARE AND WILDLIFE PROTECTION

Earlier this year, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have ratified the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam. Humane Society International (HSI) believes that, should resources be appropriately provided, this Agreement will greatly catalyze wildlife protection and enhance cooperation when it comes to animals’ welfare.

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