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Ca Mau (VNA)
– A large number of wild animals have recently been released into the wild, according to Nguyen Van Hai, Director of the Forest Ranger Sub-department in the southernmost province of Ca Mau.

The animals include 55 turtles; 60 snakes, snails, birds, bats, and wild ducks, which have been recovered by local forest rangers from smugglers, Hai said.

These species are included on the list of endangered animals at risk of extinction, Hai added.

Ca Mau is home to mangrove and cajeput forests, inhabited by numerous rare wild species, including crocodiles, iguanas, deers, boars, monkeys, turtles, vipers and birds.

Since 2000, poaching of wild animals has been tackled thanks to stricter regulations and enhanced patrol and supervision.

The locality has also strengthened communication work to raise awareness of the need to protect and preserve animals in the community.-VNA