July 14th, 2020, five (05) Leopard cats (Prionailurus bengalensis), three (03) Stump-tailed macaques (Macaca arctoides), one (01) Pig-tailed macaque (Macaca leonina) and a Reticulated python (Malayopython reticulatus) has been released to “Dong Nai Culture and Natural Resources” by Wildlife At Risk (WAR) in cooperation with Binh Duong Provincial Forest Protection Department and Forest Protection Department of Dau Tieng District.
Among these released wildlife, the macaques and python were species those confiscated from illegal trade of wildlife and handed over to Dau Tieng wildlife conservation station by the Forest Protection Department (FPD) of Binh Duong Province. These wildlife,then, had been cared at the Station located at 303, Le Danh Cat Hamlet, Thanh Tuyen Commune, Dau Tieng District, Binh Duong Province. This is the first time the species of Leopard cats (Prionailurus bengalensis) in the first generation those bred at the Station to be released. Before the release, these wildlife was implanted a microchip in their body and be checked by WAR’s veterinarian to ensure a sufficient condition in health.
We are appreciated a coordination and enthusiastic support of Dong Nai Culture and Nature Reserve, The FPDs of Binh Duong Province and Dau Tieng District on the release.
Goodbye and Good luck
Photos: WAR/Nguyen Tam Anh
In the afternoon of June 15th, 2020, the WAR hotline received a call from Binh Duong Forest Protection Department, informing a disturbance of a long-tails macaque in a residential area in Phu Cuong Ward, Thu Dau Mot City. WAR’s veterinarian and animal keeper went immediately to the site. With professional skills, the animal was caught quickly and took it to Dau Tieng Wildlife Conservation Station.
This is a six kilograms, male, long-tails macaque with injured leg and be looking after at Dau Tieng Wildlife Conservation Station.
WAR is calling local people giving away their habit of keeping wildlife as pet in personal house as the wildlife could accidentally escape and cause a risk to community and environment.
The long-tails macaque was being captured by WAR’s staff
Photos: WAR/Le Trung Vuong
On the 08th, February, 2019, the WAR’s hotline received a call from a resident of Thu Dau Mot city, Binh Duong Province, wishing to transfer an endangered hawksbill sea turtle to conservation station. After receiving the news, we cooperated with Binh Duong Forest Protection Department to receive and take immediately the sea turtle to Dau Tieng Wildlife Conservation Station where this species has been being saved and cared by WAR’s staffs before returning to the wild.
It is reported that the female hawksbill sea turtle was saved from illegal trade in Binh Duong province with around 2 kilograms in weight. It has been in poor health, moreover, because of improper care for a long time.
This is an endangered species, prioritized for protection in Decree 06/2019 / ND-CP dated 22/01/2019 of the Government.
WAR does welcome the spirit of voluntariness for transferring endangered wildlife from resident and thank efficient cooperation of Binh Duong Forest Protection Department.