Wildlife trafficking is driving Earth’s most iconic species towards extinction. Wildlife trafficking also fuels corruption, insecurity, and funds militias and terrorists, jeopardizing local livelihoods and undermining national development strategies. Ending wildlife trafficking is an urgent conservation, security and development priority.
A rapidly growing middle to high income sector across Asia has led to higher demand of wildlife and wildlife products and an increase in poaching and wildlife trafficking.
WCS Vietnam works towards reducing demand for illegal wildlife products by providing scientific evidence and information which challenges the traditional beliefs and understanding about these products.
WCS Vietnam focuses strongly on improving legal framework and enhancing law enforcement capacity with the Vietnamese authorities. We do so by focussing on four different key areas of work which can impact all levels of the supply chain in Vietnam