In the period, 1,645 wildlife-related violations were detected, of which 1,111 cases were reported via the wildlife protection hotline 1800-1522.
Among the wild animals successfully rescued, 57% are endangered and rare turtle species.
Authorities in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong has approved financial fines worth over VND1 billion (US$43,584) imposed on two people for their engagement in illegal wildlife trade and captivity.
Accordingly, Nguyen Thi Hue, 49, was fined VND725 million for buying six bengal monitors (Varanus bengalensis) and keeping them in captivity.
Meanwhile, VND285 million were imposed on Pham Thi Truong, 34, for purchasing two bengal monitors, one of them was dead.