Tourism firms vow to fight illegal wildlife trade hinh anh 1At the workshop (Source: baodulich)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese tourism firms signed a commitment to fighting wildlife trading and protect the species at a workshop in Hanoi on December 14.

The workshop, jointly organised by the Institute for Tourism Development Research under the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism and TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, drew the participation of international and domestic tourism experts and business representatives.

Director of the institute Nguyen Anh Tuan said the workshop aims to encourage tourism firms and hotels to join the fight against the illegal use and trading of wildlife, including rhino horns.

The event also developed a master action plan to protect and reduce wildlife consumption and include t the issue in their codes of conduct of the tourism organisations and firms.

Participants heard reports on the role and importance of wild species for biodiversity and habitats; the wildlife use and trading in Vietnam and the world; and related legal documents.-VNA