Law enforcement officers from Vietnam’s Forest Protection Department
(FPD) and their Cambodian counterparts on April 7 completed a week-long
study tour of Cambodia’s forests and wildlife.
Organized by World Wildlife Fund Vietnam and PeunPa, a member of the
Wildlife Alliance, and jointly hosted by Cambodia’s Ministry of Forest
and Fisheries and the Ministry of Environment, the trip aimed to
encourage inter-agency cooperation between the two countries and give
participants firsthand experience of tested methods of wildlife law
“Forest crime in Southeast Asia is a multi-million dollar activity that
is stripping the region of irreplaceable natural heritage to the
enrichment of a limited few,” said Mark E Grindley, WWF Technical
Advisor in central Vietnam.
The trip included visits to the Phnom Tamao wildlife rescue center and Bokor national park. (Cat Barton)