On March 30th, 2022 in Hue city, Thua Thien Hue province, the Widllife Conservation Society (WCS) – Viet Nam Program and the University of Law, Hue University (HUL) held a planning meeting on measures to enhance the participation of people and social organizations in illegal wildlife trade prevention and combating in Vietnam.
Participanted attended the workshop, Thua Thien Hue, March 2022
Attending the planning meeting were lecturers, students of HUL and representatives of forest protection forces, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Provincial People’s Procuraty and People’s Court. At the meeting, lecturers and students of HUL were provided with information and knowledge about current situation of illegal wildlife trade in the world, in Viet Nam and especially in the Central parts and the Central Highlands of Viet Nam, and the legal sytem on wildlife protection. The meeting was also an opportunity the HUL’s lecturers, researchers, law students to learn about the the illegal wildlife trade prevention and combating in practice shared by local law enforcement and judicial agencies. The solutions to increase the effectiveness of illegal wildlife trade prevention and combating including solutions to attract the attention and engagement of the community, especially the young generation and local social organizations in wildlife protection activities were enthusiastically discussed and received the agreements of participants at the meeting.
Representative of the forest ranger shared about wildlife hunting situation in Bach Ma National Park, Thua Thien Hue, March 2022
The opinions and inputs shared at the meeting contributed to improving the cooperation plan on enhancing the participation of people and social organizations in illegal wildlife trade prevention and combating between WCS and HUL, which is expected to implement a series of activities in 2022 within the framework of the Partners Against Wildlife Crime project funded by the European Union.