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Actions needed to combat illegal trade of ivory and wildlife in Vietnam: WWF

A survey of nearly 600 Chinese tourists who visited Vietnam showed that 17 per cent of them visited ivory shops during their visit and an estimated 2 per cent bought ivory products with an average spend of VND12 million (US$522).

Wildlife products widely sold in Vietnam, despite legal measures

Displaying an ivory bracelet on Zalo, a man called Tuan Tay Nguyen tells me: “It is from a real tusk. It will bring lots of luck to your life. Believe me.”

Rhino horns and ivory seized upon arrival at Vietnamese airport

Customs officers at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi stated on November 12 that they have stopped two separate incidents of trafficked rhino horns and ivory handicraft products being smuggled into Vietnam.

Hai Phong Police prosecute ivory, pangolin scale traffickers

Haiphong City police are investigating the import of over seven tons of ivory and pangolin scales into Vietnam through Haiphong port, the local media reported.

Over 7.4 tonnes of ivory, pangolin scales seized in Hai Phong

Customs and police officers in the northern city of Hai Phong have discovered 3,446 kg of ivory and 3,977 kg of pangolin scales hidden inside a container.


Ivory, pangolin scales seized in Da Nang

 About 8 tonnes of ivory and pangolin scales were discovered in a container at Tien Sa port in the central city of Da Nang on October 4, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.

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PM receives praise for wildlife stance

 VietNamNet Bridge – A leader of a campaign to stop global trade in ivory from elephants and rhinocerous has praised the Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Tan Dung, for speaking out on the issue.

Nghe An: Over 200kg of ivory disappears, four officers arrested

 VietNamNet Bridge – The police agency of Vinh City, Nghe An province have arrested four employees of the Vinh City Law Enforcement Department for their connection to the missing of more than 200kg of elephant tusks in the warehouse of this agency.

2.4 tonnes of elephant tusks seized at Haiphong Port

 Customs officials in the northern port city of Hai Phong have seized about 2.4 tonnes of elephant tusks smuggled from Malaysia.

Over 50kg of ivory seized

 VietNamNet Bridge – Customs officers at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport have arrested two Vietnamese nationals illegally carrying 50.2kg of ivory and 126 boxes of Marlboro cigarette to Vietnam.

Businessmen and the ivory-item collecting hobby

VietNamNet Bridge - If Mr. Le, the owner of a wood furniture company, collects ivory items because "ivory represents the gentleman," his fellow businessman said that collecting ivory items is the "first-class hobby."

Quang Binh: Wild elephant body detected without head and four feet

VietNamNet Bridge – On the morning of April 4, Mr. Dinh Nhan - Chair of Minh Hoa district, Quang Binh province, confirmed the death of an adult elephant in the forest of the Minh Hoa forest farm.

The biggest ivory, rhino horn smuggling cases in Vietnam

The price for ivory is from $1,500-2,000 per kilo and $50,000 per a kilo for rhinoceros horns. For hefty profits from these products, many smuggling cases worth of millions of US dollars have been detected in Vietnam.