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Court upholds Vietnamese poacher's jail term for killing endangered 'costumed apes'

The poachers sneaked into a nature reserve in 2015 with over 100 traps baited to catch wild animals.

Vietnamese pensioner nabbed at Saigon airport for smuggling leopard skins and elephant parts

The illegal haul was cleverly hidden in her luggage and worth an estimated VND2 billion ($88,000).

Lion fangs found in passenger's sandals at Saigon airport

Airport security also discovered items made from ivory and bundles of elephant tail hair in the latest incident.
May 14, 2017 | 10:56 am GMT+7

Trapped and maimed: Vietnamese wildlife rescuers share painful journey of trafficked animals

Even after being saved, some pangolins could not survive the critical wounds caused to them.
May 12, 2017 | 10:18 am GMT+7

Vietnam customs officers seize 1.5 kilos of rhino horn shipped on flight from Africa

The hidden shipment was identified as black rhino horn from the critically endangered species native to eastern and southern Africa.
May 08, 2017 | 07:50 pm GMT+7

Vietnam frees 93 pangolins saved from traffickers

The country has been serving as both a market of the helpless anteaters and a transit point for trafficking networks.
May 08, 2017 | 10:54 am GMT+7

Vietnam seizes ivory products, pangolin scales shipped from Africa

The illegal haul was hidden inside frozen salmon and tins of powdered milk.
May 04, 2017 | 09:39 pm GMT+7

Vietnam busts major wildlife trafficking ring

Two frozen tigers and 36 kilograms of rhino horn have been seized in Hanoi.
April 29, 2017 | 09:07 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's bear sanctuary expands, allowing more to be rescued from bile farming

The sanctuary, currently home to 161 rescued bears, can accommodate up to 40 more.
April 20, 2017 | 10:22 am GMT+7

Endangered species poached in protected areas - WWF

'Unless they [natural world heritage sites] are protected effectively, we will lose them forever.'
April 18, 2017 | 08:03 am GMT+7

Is there hope for elephants after ivory prices fall?

The price of ivory has fallen by nearly two-thirds in the last three years, according to research conducted by Save the Elephants.
April 17, 2017 | 09:24 am GMT+7

Ho Chi Minh City customs seize 5 kilograms of African rhino horn

The horns, valued at $265,000, were seized from two Vietnamese passengers returning from Africa.
April 17, 2017 | 09:19 am GMT+7

Pangolin orphan prepared for second chance in the wild at Vietnam rescue center

She was just one week old when her mother died while they were being trafficked last December.
April 11, 2017 | 10:20 am GMT+7

South Africa's top court lifts ban on domestic sales in rhino horn

Critics are concerned that domestic rhino horn buyers could illicitly supply markets in Vietnam and China.
April 06, 2017 | 08:10 pm GMT+7

Fast & furious: Police discover 118 pangolins after car chase in northern Vietnam

The car refused to stop after a warning so the police shot its tires.
April 06, 2017 | 05:35 pm GMT+7