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Man arrested with smuggled ivory, agarwood from Bangkok

A Vietnamese man was caught in Saigon Saturday with 1.8 kg of ivory and 22.5 kg agarwood that he'd brought from Bangkok.

'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.’

$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

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

Saigon murals seek to raise awareness of environmental dire straits

Walls of the Phan Liem Street in Ho Chi Minh City now sport colorful murals cataloging environmental destruction.
June 30, 2019 | 04:54 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

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

Two Vietnamese held in ivory and pangolin scales smuggling bust in Uganda

More than 700 pieces of ivory and hundreds of pangolin scales have been discovered inside hollowed out logs in the Ugandan capital Kamapala.
February 01, 2019 | 08:17 am GMT+7

Thai court dismisses wildlife trafficking case against Vietnamese smuggler

A suspected wildlife trafficking kingpin accused of smuggling $1 million worth of rhino horns to Thailand has had the case against him dismissed.
January 31, 2019 | 08:16 am GMT+7

Vietnamese man arrested with lion, warthog body parts at Kenyan airport

A Vietnamese national was detained at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Monday for illegal possession of wildlife products.
October 23, 2018 | 11:18 am GMT+7

Myanmar torches illegal wildlife stockpile worth $1.3 million to deter smugglers

Hundreds of seized elephant tusks, pangolin scales and other animal parts were destroyed Thursday as part of a crackdown on illegal wildlife trafficking.
October 04, 2018 | 03:09 pm GMT+7

Vietnam mafia ups role in ivory smuggling

With 978 kilograms seized this year, Vietnam remains a hub for ivory smuggling, a report says.
September 17, 2018 | 08:52 pm GMT+7

Five dead tiger cubs found trafficked by car in central Vietnam

The cubs' dried bodies were planned to be sold to wine brewers for $3,080.
June 06, 2018 | 08:43 am GMT+7
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