Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh signed a directive to protect migratory and wild birds in Vietnam.
According Directive 4/CT-TTgAs of May 17, 2022, Vietnam is considered one of the most important sites for migratory and endemic birds, with 63 globally important bird regions and seven endemic areas.
Currently, the country is home to more than 900 species of birds, of which 99 are in need of conservation, ten are listed as critically endangered, 17 as endangered, 24 as near-dangerous and 48 as near-threatened.
The habitats of wild and migratory birds have contributed to the conservation of biodiversity, the development of tourism and the image of Vietnam.
Under the directive, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (Monre) was tasked with submitting regulations on the preservation of wild and migratory birds in Vietnam.
Guidelines on the management and protection of wild animals and migratory birds, including the protection of habitats, transboundary flyways and their stopover sites, will be put in place.
MonRE has been tasked with working with other relevant countries and territories to protect wildlife and migratory species, and establish a system to monitor important flight paths of migratory birds.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has been tasked with working with rangers and local authorities to patrol, control, prevent and punish the illegal hunting and taking of migratory birds.
It was urged to coordinate with relevant agencies to complete legal provisions on penalties for illegal acts.
The Ministry of Public Security was asked to order the environmental police to strengthen measures for dealing with violations of legal regulations in this regard./.