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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.’

Tiger weighing 240kg rescued from traffickers' claws in northern Vietnam

Three men have been detained for wildlife trafficking after a 240kg live tiger they planned for cooking tiger bone glue was found in a truck.

Three Vietnam turtle species move closer to extinction

Three turtle species endemic to Vietnam have just been included in an international list of species threatened with extinction, effectively outlawing their trade.
August 29, 2019 | 07:58 am GMT+7

Vietnam part of thriving illegal trade in tigers

Vietnam has seized 216 tigers from wildlife traffickers, the fifth largest haul globally since 2000, a TRAFFIC study has found.
August 27, 2019 | 07:44 am GMT+7

Treated as food and pet, Asian water dragon endangered in Vietnam

The Asian water dragon has been hunted and caught in such large numbers in Vietnam, endangering it, that scientists are calling for its protection.
August 12, 2019 | 10:23 am GMT+7

$11 mln project to disrupt wildlife supply chain in Greater Mekong region

The EU on Monday launched a €10 million ($11.14 million) project for strengthening government actions to combat wildlife trade in the Greater Mekong, Malaysia and China.
July 30, 2019 | 08:31 pm GMT+7

Two traffickers held in Vietnam with 30 pangolins

Police in north-central Vietnam arrested two people who allegedly tried to smuggle in 30 live pangolins from Laos on Monday.
July 30, 2019 | 04:00 pm GMT+7

Seven frozen tiger carcasses seized from trafficking gang in Hanoi

Three men were detained Thursday in Hanoi for allegedly trafficking seven frozen tiger carcasses from Laos to Vietnam.
July 26, 2019 | 08:50 am GMT+7

Singapore seizes biggest ever ivory haul en route to Vietnam

Singapore has made its largest ever seizure of smuggled ivory, impounding a haul of nearly nine tons of tusks from an estimated 300 elephants.
July 23, 2019 | 03:17 pm GMT+7

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.
May 24, 2019 | 03:15 pm GMT+7

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.
May 17, 2019 | 08:07 am GMT+7

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 products.
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
 
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