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).
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.
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.
Smuggling of sugar from Laos, Cambodia into Vietnam on the rise
The volume of sugar illegally imported into Vietnam from Cambodia and Laos has been increasing, with 757,000 metric tons per year in the 2015-19 period, nearly 2.8 times the quantity in the 2008-14 period, according to a recently released report.
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.
As times and tastes change, Vietnam’s bear bile industry is fading away
For what was once considered an essential medicine, farmers spent decades extracting bile from captive bears. Now, farms are closing down—and consumers have mostly moved on.
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.
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.
Three men jailed for organizing illegal emigration from Vietnam to Cambodia
Two Vietnamese men and one Cambodian national have been sentenced to a total of eight years and six months behind bars for arranging for others to illegally migrate from Vietnam to Cambodia.
HCMC importance increasing as drug trafficking hub
Vietnam’s biggest city has become an increasingly important hub for drug smugglers who are resorting to “extremely sophisticated and cunning tricks,” a senior drug crime investigator says.
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 jails man for smuggling 29 kg rhino horns
A Can Tho court sentenced a Vietnamese man to 12.5 years in jail Tuesday for illegally transporting white rhino horns weighing 28.7 kilograms from Mozambique.
93 kilos of suspected rhino horns found in Saigon warehouse
The police seized 93 kilograms of what is thought to be African rhinoceros horns from a warehouse near HCMC’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport on Tuesday.
Vietnam a transit country as pandemic seen fueling Cambodian ‘bride trafficking’ to China
The trafficking of Cambodian “brides” to China has risen sharply this year with mass job losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Vietnam bans wildlife trade
Vietnam has banned the country’s wildlife trade with immediate effect in order to reduce the risk of new pandemics, the government says.
Black cats turned into paste and sold as coronavirus remedy in Vietnam
Animal rights activists say black cats are being boiled, skinned, cooked then turned into paste sold as coronavirus medicine in Vietnam.
Vietnam’s illicit bear bile trade
The current COVID-19 virus health crisis is said to have been passed on by animals to humans. Suspected wildlife pinned for the spread of the pandemic include bats and pangolins – both considered delicacies in China where the virus first emerged.
Men arrested in southern Vietnam for drug trafficking
Men arrested in southern Vietnam for drug trafficking | The Star Online Police of Vietnam’s southern Tay Ninh province have detained three men for transporting six kg of synthetic drugs, Vietnam News Agency reported on Tuesday (April 7).
Billion-dollar wildlife industry in Vietnam under assault as law drafted to halt trading
Move will hopefully curb vast wildlife trade from farm, street markets, and online traders