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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.’

Vietnam supports emergency declaration to save the world

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc affirmed that Vietnam wants to join hands with the international community to develop a Declaration for a New Deal for Nature and People.

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.
September 19, 2019 | 07:49 am GMT+7

Vietnam to build conservation areas for endangered turtles

Three conservation areas and two turtle rescue centers for endangered species will be built under a program recently approved by the government.
September 17, 2019 | 07:33 am GMT+7

Italian tourists harassing douc langurs provokes tourist guide's ire

A tour guide has remonstrated with two Italian tourists for harassing douc langurs with high-powered flashes on Son Tra Peninsula in central Vietnam.
September 10, 2019 | 12:00 pm GMT+7

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

Wild monkeys turn scavengers in Da Nang peninsula

In Da Nang’s Son Tra Peninsula, monkeys are foraging trash dumps for food, exposing themselves to diseases, experts warn.
August 13, 2019 | 02:00 pm 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

125 kilograms of rhino horns seized at Hanoi airport

Hanoi customs said Sunday they’d seized 55 rhino horns weighing 125 kilograms in plaster blocks sent from the United Arab Emirates.
July 29, 2019 | 03:26 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

Gaur dies of old age in Vietnam nature reserve

A gaur weighing around 800 kilograms was found dead on Tuesday at the Dong Nai Culture and Nature Reserve in southern Vietnam.
July 24, 2019 | 02:00 pm GMT+7

Central Vietnam tourist park hands over captive moon bears to sanctuary

A tourism park in Nha Trang on Tuesday transferred to a rescue center four moon bears it had been holding in captivity.
June 26, 2019 | 03:19 pm GMT+7

Hundreds of snakes rescued from being smuggled to China

Lang Son police released 81 kilos of snakes back into the wild on Thursday, rescuing them from being smuggled into China.
June 22, 2019 | 07:52 am 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
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