Wildlife of Vietnam

Fishing Cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) by cliff1066™.

Vietnam is home to 260 reptiles, 120 amphibians, 840 birds and 310 mammals of which 100 birds and 78 mammals are endemic. Photo of a fishing cat by Cliff1066 on Flickr.

Wildlife of Vietnam – Wikipedia According to chapter 1 of the 2005 National Environmental Present Condition Report, “Biodiversity Subject of Vietnam Environment Protection Agency,”in terms of species diversity Vietnam is one of twenty five countries considered to possess a high level of biodiversity, and is ranked 16th in biological diversity (having 16% world’s species) (page 9). 15,986 flora were identified, of which 10% are endemic. 6 mammals have been recently discovered including the saola, giant muntjac, Tonkin Snub-nosed Langur, livistona halongensis, geothelphusa vietnamica, and 1 bird, the Edwards’s Pheasant.

Animals of Vietnam – comprehensive bilingual Vietnamese site on zoology of Vietnam. Large number of photos.

Vietnam creatures website is an effort of people who want to contribute for nature reservation and to satisfy the scientific requires of national management, conservation and research of the nature in Vietnam.

A Wildlife Mystery in Vietnam The discovery of the saola alerted scientists to the strange diversity of Southeast Asia’s threatened forests

Wildlife At Risk Wildlife At Risk (WAR) is dedicated to protecting the biodiversity of Vietnam by combating the illegal wildlife trade, raising environmental awareness and promoting the conservation of endangered species and their habitats

Saving Vietnams Wildlife Every day, thousands of animals are hunted from forests across Indochina, packed into crates and cages and shipped off to restaurants and markets where they are slaughtered for food and medicine. Larger, more charismatic species like primates may end up spending the rest of their life on a chain outside a resort hotel or caged in the backyard of a private home.

Poaching threatens Vietnam’s wild porcupines The animals are seen as a delicacy in the region

Research from the University of East Anglia has shown that the consumption of the South East Asian porcupine as a speciality food is having a devastating effect on wild populations.Overhunting has been cited as the porcupine’s greatest threat, and the 1990s saw a fifth of the population wiped out.

Vietnam War Agent Orange Poison Effects on Wildlife

The American Public Health Association estimates that 19 million gallons of Agent Orange was sprayed over 5.5 million acres of South Vietnam between 1967 and 1968 to defoliate enemy cover. The chemicals have had serious impacts on the wildlife of the region.

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