Vietnam commits to strengthen law enforcement to curb illegal wildlife trade
The Government of Vietnam recently hosted the Hanoi Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade, the third in a series of global conference that started with the London Conference in 2014, and the Kasane Conference in 2015.
Hanoi Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade, the third in a series of global conference that started with the London Conference in 2014, and the Kasane Conference in 2015.
Addressing the opening session, Ms. Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, Vice President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, said that Vietnam is a country with perse ecosystems. Vietnam is deeply aware of the importance of nature to human beings, so the country has been taking measures to protect biopersity, wildlife, especially endangered species.
However, like other developing countries, Vietnam also has to face numerous challenges in this regard, such as the prevention of international shipping. The activities of wildlife trade are becoming more and more sophisticated. Not a single country can effectively stop this crisis if there is a lack of comprehensive cooperation mechanisms.
To end this, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh called on international community to take actions against wildlife crime on both the demand and supply sides, to ensure effective legal frameworks and deterrents, to strengthen law enforcement,…
In his speech at the conference, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge applauds the fact that Vietnam is taking steps to curb the wildlife trade in this country.
“The Vietnamese Government knew that hosting this conference would shine a spotlight both on its good work and ongoing challenges.”
The destruction of illegally traded ivory and rhino at the weekends provides a powerful example ahead of this conference.
Prince William arrives to Vietnam for the first time to attend the conference
However, Prince William also mentioned the current problem. The organized crime syndicates we are up against are much more agile than we are. Their trafficking networks have proven more resilient than we might have hoped. We are working harder at our ports and borders, but most illegally poached products are still slipping through the net.
Finally, the Prince firmly believe that halting the extinction crisis and ending illegal wildlife trade presents a real chance to demonstrate our collective confidence that we have power to rise to the big problems of our time.
If we can’t tackle this, it is hard to see how we will be effective in overcoming the other global challenges that face us,” he said./.