Across Asia, moon bears may be “vulnerable” but in Vietnam their plight looks much worse.

 

https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/2017/10/06/rescued-from-a-bile-farm-wolfie-is-once-again-starting-to-walk/

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Across Asia, moon bears may be “vulnerable” but in Vietnam their plight looks much worse

 

For almost a decade moon bears have been classified as “vulnerable” in the wild, but has bear bile farming actually pushed them to the edge of extinction in Vietnam?

By Animals Asia’s Vietnam Director, Tuan Bendixsen, a member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission and IUCN Bear Specialist Group

There’s no doubt that the number of moon bears in Asia has been rapidly declining since the 1990s when demand for their bile exploded, fuelling a sharp rise in poaching and the cruel and illegal practice of bear bile farming, particularly in Vietnam and China.

But how dramatic is the decline? That’s one of the most important – and toughest – questions for experts to answer.

Read the full article at:

https://www.animalsasia.org/uk/media/news/news-archive/across-asia-moon-bears-may-be-vulnerable-but-in-vietnam-their-plight-looks-much-worse.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

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