Vietnam, the big market and cross bridges of illegal wildlife trade in Asia: causes and solutions


Vu Ngoc Huyen
Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) Trauquy, Gialam, Hanoi, Vietnam

Nguyen Van Song
Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) Trauquy, Gialam, Hanoi, Vietnam

Dinh Van Tien
Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) Trauquy, Gialam, Hanoi, Vietnam

Thai Van Ha
Ha Noi University of Business and Technology (HUBT) Vinh Tuy, Hai Ba Trung, Ha Noi, Vietnam

Nguyen Thi Minh Phuong
Vinh Universitty, Vinh City, Vietnam

Thai Thi Kim Oanh
Vinh Universitty, Vinh City, Vietnam

Vương Thị Khanh Huyen
Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) Trauquy, Gialam, Hanoi, Vietnam

Nguyen Thi Thuy
Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) Trauquy, Gialam, Hanoi, Vietnam

The results of this study provide data on the logistics, scope, routes, channels, seasons, and the economy of illegal wildlife trade
in the country and across Vietnam. It investigates the main reasons for the continued illegal wildlife trade and highlights the key failures in Vietnam and other concerned countries undertaking efforts to prevent and control it. This study identifies the most important wildlife trade routes in, and through Vietnam. The study points out eight (8) causes of illegal wildlife trade, suggesting some economic regulation measures as well asten (10) specific and actionable policy recommendations. The report recommends that the government strengthen the capacity of responsible institutions to combat illegal trade practices. It also emphasizes the need to use education to discourage the people of Vietnam fromconsuming illegal wildlife products. The report concludes that given the unprecedented scale of the problem, there is a need for strong institutional commitment and political will at all levels of
government within Vietname as well as effective international cooperation among Asian countries in order to have a significant
impact on controlling illegal wildlife trade in and through Vietnam.

Key words:Illegal; Routes; Revenue; Profit; Wildlife Trade

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