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'Victimless crime' notion in Vietnam undermines wildlife trafficking fight

An expert rues that Vietnam's fight against wildlife trafficking is weakened by the perspective that it’s a less serious, ‘victimless crime.’

Malaysia makes record 30-ton pangolin seizure

Malaysian authorities have made a record seizure of about 30 tons of pangolins and their scales worth some $2 million in raids on major processing facilities.

Hong Kong customs seize record haul of pangolin scales bound for Vietnam

Hong Kong customs busted a massive endangered species smuggling operation from Africa, officials said on Friday.
February 01, 2019 | 01:25 pm GMT+7

Man arrested for smuggling endangered turtles, pangolins

Police in Nghe An Province in central Vietnam have arrested a man for allegedly smuggling in rare turtles and pangolins from Laos.
October 26, 2018 | 11:00 am GMT+7

Tons of pangolin scales seized at Ho Chi Minh City port

Imagine how many of the scaly anteaters were sacrificed to harvest seven tons of their scales?
May 07, 2018 | 02:10 pm GMT+7

Quackery and superstition: species pay the cost

A surge in demand in Vietnam is ascribed to a senior politician claiming in the mid-2000s that rhino horn cured his cancer.
March 25, 2018 | 09:30 am GMT+7

Hong Kong shops defy ban on trade in pangolin scales

The reclusive pangolin has become the most trafficked mammal on earth due to soaring demand in China and Vietnam.
March 22, 2018 | 02:55 pm GMT+7

Ivory Coast seizes huge haul of elephant tusks en route to Vietnam

Around 600 kg of pangolin scales collected were also destined for Asia.
January 26, 2018 | 10:28 am GMT+7

Vietnam in top 10 countries for pangolin trafficking as new routes open up: study

Smugglers use dozens of new routes for the illegal pangolin trade every year, driving the mammal toward extinction.
December 15, 2017 | 09:55 am GMT+7

Malaysia rescues 140 pangolins from suspected smugglers

Despite concerted efforts to clamp down on trafficking, the illegal pangolin trade remains a major problem.
November 08, 2017 | 05:33 pm GMT+7

Police raid finds rare pangolins, king cobras packed for restaurant delivery in Vietnam

The owner said he was going to sell them to Vietnamese consumers up north.
October 27, 2017 | 10:30 am GMT+7

Say NO to illegal wildlife products!

The illegal wildlife trade is an urgent problem. A more urgent problem than most of us realize.
September 07, 2017 | 10:01 am GMT+7

Malaysia seizes 300kg of pangolin scales

The scales of the endangered pangolin are highly prized in Vietnam and China.
June 13, 2017 | 04:51 pm 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 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
 
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