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Raw bear bile for sale in Viet Nam © M Nguyen / TRAFFIC

Bear products an assessment of trade in bear bile and gall bladder in Viet Nam

Raw bear bile for sale in Viet Nam © M Nguyen / TRAFFIC

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Published 17th November 2016

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Viet Nam’s illegal bear trade persisting more than a decade after ban imposed

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 17th November 2016—TRAFFIC’s research finds the illegal market for bears, bear parts and derivatives in Viet Nam is still strong, with only a moderate decline in open availability following the introduction of legislation to ban their sale in 2006.  

An assessment of trade in bear bile and gall bladder in Viet Nam

Report author(s):
Daniel Willcox, Nguyen D. T. Minh, Lalita Gomez

Publication date:
November 2016