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Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Tags: Wildlife Conservation Society
Development of environmental industry in Vietnam in the context of Industry 4.0 Development of environmental industry in Vietnam in the context of Industry 4.0
The development of industries in general and of environmental industry in particular is strongly impacted by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0). In this context, it is necessary to identify global trends and Vietnam’s reality so as to seize opportunities and point out challenges then put forth appropriate solutions to development of the environmental industry in Vietnam.
Has Vietnam banned the wildlife trade to curb the risk of future pandemics? Has Vietnam banned the wildlife trade to curb the risk of future pandemics?
On July 23, 2020, the Prime Minister issued Directive 29 on urgent solutions to manage wildlife. This has been largely reported in the global media as a widespread ban on wildlife trade in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Protection of endangered precious and rare wildlife under the 2015 Penal Code Protection of endangered, precious, and rare wildlife under the 2015 Penal Code
Compared to the 1999 version, the 2015 Penal Code’s provisions on protection of wildlife have been significantly revised toward expanding the scope of application of the monetary penalty, increasing penalties and adding some aggravating circumstances. This article analyzes these regulations and proposes a number of recommendations for more effective protection of endangered, precious, and rare wildlife.
COVID-19: The right time for revising wildlife trade and consumption policy COVID-19: The right time for revising wildlife trade and consumption policy
The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is killing thousands of people globally and causing major impacts to livelihoods, society, and economies across the world. COVID-19 is understood to have originated in wildlife, most probably in a market selling live wildlife in China[1]. The conditions that lead to the emergence and transmission of these zoonotic pathogens to humans are also prevalent in Vietnam. It’s time to change the current approach to regulating the trading and use of live wildlife for the wellbeing and survival of all on this planet.

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