One of Hanoi’s last Hoan Kiem turtles dies
An endangered Hoan Kiem Turtle, among the last of its kind, has died at a Hanoi lake.
Vung Tau’s landmark dog track closing after 23 years
The Lam Son Greyhound Racetrack in the southern beach town Vung Tau, the largest in Southeast Asia, will shut down when its latest license expires on March 10.
Vietnam jails trafficker for 13 years over 10-tonne haul of ivory, rhino horn
A court in Vietnam on Tuesday sentenced a man to 13 years in prison for trafficking nearly 10 tonnes of endangered animal parts from Africa, including ivory and rhino horns, police said.
Vietnam police find 2,000 dead cats intended for traditional medicine
Vietnamese police have discovered around 2,000 dead cats intended for use in traditional medicine, state media said Friday (Feb 17).
Why Vietnam is celebrating the Year of the Cat, not the Rabbit
As China gears up to welcome the Year of the Rabbit, Lunar New Year looks slightly different in Vietnam, where the Year of the Cat is about to begin.
Tourism blamed for monkey menace on Hoi An islands
People on the Cham Islands off Hoi An say wild monkeys are invading their homes and stealing their food.
Probe finds Vietnam faltering in bid to curb wildlife trade, animal suffering
Blinking slowly, the waterbird can’t move. A male greater painted-snipe, he’s tightly tethered to the top of a wire cage among half a dozen of his species.
In Vietnam, farmers show a willingness to work with the elephant in the room
Human-wildlife conflict is a threat to species such as the Asian elephant and to the livelihoods and well-being of people living in the vicinity of these animals.
Pigs die en masse after getting Vietnam’s home-grown vaccine
At least 100 pigs have died in the central Phu Yen Province within a week of getting a shot of an African swine fever vaccine made by a Vietnamese firm.
Gang arrested after stealing 100 dogs a night
Police in the north central province of Nghe An have arrested six members of a dog theft gang on allegations of stealing around 100 dogs every night.
Vietnam works with US to make first african swine fever vaccine
Southeast Asian nation first to start commercial production. Deadly hog virus slashed herds in China, elsewhere in Asia.
Vietnam’s whale worshippers
Within shoreline communities, whales are gods of the southern sea
Abusement parks in Vietnam : The dark side of entertaining tourists on Monkey Island
Monkeys riding dogs and bears wearing tutus, while driving a buggy. These kind of stunts might make a few tourists laugh at one Vietnamese resort, but others call it ‘torture island’.
Cattle die of cold in northern Vietnam
The cold spell that has hit northern Vietnam since last week has killed 1,000 buffaloes, cows and goats in some mountain provinces.
Vietnam tourist city pledges to phase out dog and cat meat
The custom of eating dog meat has waned as incomes rise and the affluent keep the animals as pets
Hanoi sends rhino horn trader to jail for 14 years
A Hanoi court has sentenced Do Minh Toan to 14 years’ imprisonment for trading and trafficking rhino horns, a tough verdict welcomed by experts.
Wildlife trade hub Vietnam is also hub of impunity for traffickers, report says
Only one in every seven wildlife seizures made in Vietnam in the past decade has resulted in convictions, a new report by the U.K.-based Environmental Investigation Agency has found.
Five critically endangered monkeys shot dead in Vietnam
Poachers in Vietnam have shot dead five critically endangered langurs, a type of monkey killed for bushmeat and traditional medicine, state media said Tuesday.
Public uproar provoked as 13 dogs culled after owners test positive for COVID-19 in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta
Local public has voiced anger and objections against a decision of health authorities in the Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau to cull 13 dogs belonging to a married couple returning from Long An Province after the owners were found…
Ecosystem in the pink ? Rare dolphin spotted off northern coast
A citizen’s video capturing a rare pink dolphin swimming in the Do Son beach area in Hai Phong City has been widely shared online.
Vietnam reports first H5N8 avian flu outbreak in poultry
Vietnam on Friday confirmed its first outbreak of H5N8 avian influenza at a chicken farm in the northern province of Quang Ninh.
Vietnam’s pangolin defender wins top environmental prize
The director of Save Vietnam’s Wildlife, Nguyen Van Thai, has been awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for his work in protecting pangolins.
Man jailed for storing whopping 780kg of African pangolin scales in Vietnam
The People’s Court of northern Hung Yen province on June 2 sentenced Nguyen Van Long, 36, to five years and three months in jail for storing 780 kg of pangolin scales – a type of banned goods – in Vietnam.
Vietnam’s wildlife defender fights poachers and prejudice
As a small girl, Trang Nguyen saw a bear stabbed through the chest with a giant needle at her neighbour’s house in northern Vietnam.
Vietnam successfully clones pigs
Vietnamese scientists have for the first time successfully cloned pigs using the somatic cells of ear tissue.
Vietnam culls 100,000 poultry as bird flu outbreaks spread
Vietnam has culled more 100,000 poultry so far this year in a bid to contain the spread of bird flu in the Southeast Asian country, the government said on Monday.