The organisation, ‘Education on Nature Vietnam ’ (ENV), has announced a new website where people can identify many different kinds of species to encourage community’s to protect Vietnam ’s wildlife.

The website is easy to access and helps users to identify wild animals which are at risk of being abused or stolen and smuggled out of the country.

It also provides information on the laws relating to each species as well as a an online service where users can report breaches of the law on wild animals.

The website currently provides updated information on 19 wild animals with others being added at a later date.

According to ENV’s Deputy Director Tran Viet Hung, thousands of wild animals are being hunted everyday, pushing many species to the verge of extinction.

The online data will help ENV volunteers nationwide to report and record violations, especially in the country’s larger cities.-VNA