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.
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.
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.
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.
Poachers in Vietnam have shot dead five critically endangered langurs, a type of monkey killed for bushmeat and traditional medicine, state media said Tuesday.
The director of Save Vietnam’s Wildlife, Nguyen Van Thai, has been awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for his work in protecting pangolins.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The trafficking of Cambodian “brides” to China has risen sharply this year with mass job losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Vietnam has banned the country’s wildlife trade with immediate effect in order to reduce the risk of new pandemics, the government says.
Animal rights activists say black cats are being boiled, skinned, cooked then turned into paste sold as coronavirus medicine in Vietnam.
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 | 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).
Move will hopefully curb vast wildlife trade from farm, street markets, and online traders