VIETNAM NEWS Update: April, 10/2017 – 18:00
A A moon bear caged in a village during the surveys. It was reportedly trapped in a wire snare in 2015 near the Laos-Việt Nam border. — Photo courtesy of Centre for Environment and Rural Development
HÀ NỘI — The country’s wild bear population has declined sharply over the past 20 years, according to recent surveys carried out in 22 protected areas.
The surveys were part of a three-year collaborative project by the Centre for Environment and Rural Development at Vinh University with the support of the conservation and animal welfare organisation Free the Bears and Animals Asia.