Investigating the illegal trade in Vietnamese Crested Argus

Rapid Action Fund

The challenge The Annamite Crested Argus occurs throughout the Annamite mountains in central and southern Vietnam and eastern Lao PDR. Previously described as common, high levels of hunting and snaring have been reported in its range resulting in extirpation in some sites and conservationists believe that rapid reduction in the wild population has occurred.   The species has mainly been hunted for meat, but recent reports have found a concerning number of animals circulating in the pet trade. In 2021 Monitor…