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When Bao Ve Rung & Moi Truong reporters visited Phu Khe commune, Tu Son Town of Bac Ninh province in late May and said they wanted to buy some products made of ivory, they luckily met a woman who offered herself as a guide.

Wildlife trafficking increases in Vietnam as demand continues to rise

Vietnam is among 16 countries with a high level of biodiversity and is also among the biggest hot spots for wildlife trafficking.

Corruption hinders fight against elephant ivory trafficking

The battle against elephant tusk traffickers remains difficult as the violators are protected by corrupt officials who take bribes.

Wildlife trafficking cases continue to increase in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - Despite the existence of laws on wildlife trafficking and consumption, more cases of trafficking have been reported.

Vietnam a hotspot for elephant-tusk trafficking

VietNamNet Bridge - Most of the elephants killed in Africa are carried to Asia, with Vietnam becoming the center from which elephant tusks are forwarded to other markets.

World takes bold steps to protect wildlife, including elephants, rhinos and tigers

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) left Viet Nam and Mozambique in no doubt that they must crack down on the illegal rhino horn trade within a year or face the threat of sanctions.

Wildlife trafficking continues despite tough laws

The number of wildlife trafficking cases has been increasing at a breakneck speed in recent years. Advertisements for the sale of precious and endangered wildlife species can be found on social networks, forums and websites. 

Conservationists oppose wild animal farming

VietNamNet Bridge - Wildlife conservation organizations have voiced their concern about the increasingly high number of wild animal farms in Vietnam, saying that the existence of the farms make it difficult to control wildlife trafficking.

Tiger trafficker’s wife allowed to breed tigers

VietNamNet Bridge - The wife of a man who has two previous convictions for being involved in the killing and trafficking of tigers has been allowed to import and breed nine tigers.

Vietnam, China strengthen stances on wildlife protection

 VietNamNet Bridge – An agreement to fortify the enforcement of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was signed yesterday (Sept 14) between Viet Nam and China.

Smugglers of wood are busy before rainy season

More and more wood is being smuggled across the southwestern border. Smuggling prevention agencies said they had discovered many consignments of wood illegally imported from Laos and Cambodia across the border. 

Excessive pesticides detected in Chinese produce

The National Agro-Forestry–Fisheries Quality Assurance Department (NAFIQAD) on May 27 issued a warning that 17 batches of fruit and vegetables from China have tested positive for excessive pesticides.

Chinese merchants bare their attempt to sabotage Vietnam’s economy

Vietnamese businesses have shouted for help when their products are threatened by illegal low quality products. CITES Vietnam has called for the security agencies intervention.

Online wildlife market bustling

Staying out of the reach of the state agencies, remaining anonymous and bearing no limitation, the wildlife market on Internet has got more bustling than ever.

Vietnam not penalized for rhino horn trafficking

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Vietnam has denied the information that Vietnam was proposed for being imposed with trade embargo on rhinos.

International community to increase protection over the Hoan Kiem turtle

The Hoan Kiem or Sword Lake turtle is a species of turtle in Vietnam that has had the level of protection improved in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).