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Six tons of pangolin scales seized in southern Vietnam

100 bags with six tons of pangolin scales were found hidden in two containers labeled dry cashew nuts shipped from Nigeria on Thursday.

Malaysia slaps highest ever poaching fine on two Vietnamese men

A Malaysian court has fined two Vietnamese men $390,000 for illegal possession of leopard, bear and boar parts.

Eight tons of smuggled pangolin scales seized in Vietnam port

An 8-ton shipment of pangolin scales was seized at the northern Hai Phong port in March, the city’s customs department said this week.
May 16, 2019 | 04:13 pm GMT+7

Malaysia arrests Vietnam poachers, seizes tiger, bear parts

Malaysian authorities have arrested two suspected poachers from Vietnam and seized body parts from tigers and bears, a minister said Tuesday.
April 17, 2019 | 08:11 am GMT+7

China seizes nearly 2,750 elephant tusks in huge bust

Chinese authorities have seized 7.5 tons of ivory, 2,748 elephant tusks, in one of the biggest busts in recent years as the country cracks down on the sale of illegal wildlife ...
April 16, 2019 | 03:31 pm GMT+7

Two arrested with 167 rhino horns in huge South Africa haul

South African police said on Sunday they had found 167 rhino horns believed to be destined for Southeast Asia and nabbed two suspects.
April 15, 2019 | 08:16 am GMT+7

Vietnamese man arrested with tiger skin, bones on China border

Border guards in northern Vietnam arrested a man early on Wednesday when he was allegedly carrying tiger skin and bones into China.
April 10, 2019 | 07:30 pm GMT+7

Singapore makes second huge seizure of pangolin scales bound for Vietnam

Singapore intercepted a second shipping container packed full of pangolin scales destined for Vietnam in less than a week.
April 10, 2019 | 03:55 pm GMT+7

South Africa: The pangolin poachers

In China and Vietnam, pangolin scales are considered to have miraculous powers. In South Africa, conservationists are working to rescue them from the hands of poachers.
April 10, 2019 | 09:42 am GMT+7

Singapore seizes record haul of pangolin scales enroute to Vietnam

Singapore has seized 12.9 tons of pangolin scales found in a shipping container destined for Vietnam, the biggest seizure of its kind globally in five years.
April 05, 2019 | 08:09 am GMT+7

Da Nang customs seize nine tons of elephant tusks from Congo

Customs officials at Da Nang’s Tien Sa Port in central Vietnam on Tuesday seized 9.12 tons of elephant tusks hidden in timber containers.
March 28, 2019 | 07:51 pm GMT+7

As China pushes traditional medicine globally, illegal wildlife trade flourishes

Chinese traditional medicine is rapidly expanding worldwide, but conservation groups say demand for treatments using animal products is driving a surge in wildlife trafficking.
March 28, 2019 | 01:20 pm GMT+7

Thai tycoon convicted, bailed in black leopard poaching case

A Thai tycoon accused of poaching a black leopard was sentenced to 16 months in jail on other charges Tuesday.
March 19, 2019 | 03:42 pm GMT+7

Malaysia jails two Vietnamese, one for 19 years, for possessing wildlife parts

Two Vietnamese men have been jailed for 19 years and six years in Malaysia for possessing body parts of threatened wildlife species.
March 14, 2019 | 07:11 pm GMT+7

Uganda detains Vietnamese wildlife trafficking suspects

Ugandan authorities Saturday stopped two Vietnamese men from boarding their plane, suspecting them of smuggling ivory and pangolin scales.
March 05, 2019 | 07:14 pm GMT+7
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