Education for Nature Vietnam has launched a new website that will help people identify rare wild animals being targeted by the illegal animal trade.

The 40 species of wild animals include the elongated tortoise (Indotestude elongata), bengal monitor (Varanus bengalensis), king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) and large Indian civet (Viverra zibetha).

The local non-governmental ogranisation’s Director Tran Viet Hung said up to hundreds of wild animals were illegally hunted or being raise as pets for use in traditional medicine every day.

The website will also help to guide the efforts of more than 3,800 volunteers trying to protect animals in 32 provinces and cities nationwide.

Visit the website at on call the free hotline on 1800 1522.-VNA