The 22 of May was International Biodiversity Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of the ecosystems, species and their interaction.
In Vietnam, this special day had the theme of reducing consumption of endangered wildlife as well as illegal trading. The goal is to better understand the responsibility people have in the conservation of biodiversity and to reduce the consumption of wildlife. They are doing this through law enforcement and awareness-raising campaigns.
While wildlife trading causes a lot of damage to the ecosystems it causes noteworthy economic losses for governments as well. The government is thus busy making laws to increase fines for those caught trading wildlife.
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora is currently in an international arrangement between governments to better monitor the international trade of species and specimens. They hope that this will ensure the survival of animals and plants in the wild.
This year was the first time that Vietnam participated in a global survey on the knowledge of biodiversity.
Source: Vietnam Plus