Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
A four-day training course is taking place in Da Lat city in central Lam Dong province through August 14 to boost law enforcement activities of forest rangers while fighting wildlife crime.

The course was co-organised by the Forest Ranger Department Region 4 and the Wildlife Conversation Society (WCS).

According to the Forest Ranger Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, an average of 1,095 wildlife protection regulation violations have occurred annually over the last five years.

During the period, nearly 60,000 endangered species were seized.

A 2007 research study on the impacts of anti-wildlife-trafficking policies in Vietnam revealed that illegal wildlife trade generated an annual revenue of 66 million USD and the seized volume only accounted for less than 20 percent of the total trafficked animals.-VNA