With a view to addressing the situation of illegal trafficking, transportation, export, import and utilization of wild animals that has caused several negative impacts including the depletion of national resources, risk of new infectious diseases or threats to national security, the Prime Minister on February 20 issued Directive No. 03/CT-TTg on enhancement of implementation of measures to control and conserve endangered and rare wild animals.
With the directive, the Prime Minister requests functional agencies to conduct more patrols and inspections in border areas including international airports and ports.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is required to direct Vietnamese representative offices abroad in intensifying the education, dissemination and publication of host countries’ legal regulations on wildlife conservation.
The Prime Minister also asks the mass media to severely criticize all violations in wildlife trafficking and increase the frequency of disseminating information concerning wildlife conservation so as to raise the public awareness about its importance.-