“Run for Tigers” 2018 draws over 750 runners

More than 750 runners from 31 countries and territories joined a running event in Hanoi on Saturday to raise public awareness of protecting tigers from the risk of extinction.

This was the 12th edition of the annual Run for Tigers, aiming to raise funds for activities to safeguard the wildlife in Vietnam.

Along with individuals and teams from various organisations, agencies and companies, including the European Union Delegation to Vietnam and Unilever Vietnam, Miss Vietnam 1994 Nguyen Thu Thuy also joined the event which was jointly held by the Red River Runners Club, Sporting Republic Company and the Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV).

Demands for tiger-related products are the reason behind a shrink in natural tiger herd in Asia in the recent decades.

In Vietnam, there are only about five tigers living in the nature under the threat of illegal hunting and trading.

Meanwhile, the number of caged tigers has increased rapidly to about 241 at 17 zoos and other private-owned facilities.

Source: VOV5