Commercial wildlife farms present grave threat to biodiversity

Dangerous industry: Vietnam has over 14,000 wildlife farms, including 10 freshwater crocodile farms with a capacity of more than 120,000 animals. — Vietnam News/ANN

In recent decades, along with the robust development of the economy, the demand for wildlife in Vietnam, especially in big cities, has increased.

Aided by overlapping and inconsistent legal regulations on the management of animal origin, wildlife hunting and trafficking activities have intensified in Vietnam and threatened biodiversity.

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