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The Vietnam CITES Management Authority and the Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources handed over 56 rhino horn DNA samples to the South African Embassy in Vietnam on June 1.

‘Say No’ to rhino horn consumption in Vietnam

The animal protection organisation Humane Society International and Vietnam Airlines began a campaign against the consumption of rhino horn consumption by screening a short film,

Nearly 30kg of rhino horn seized at Can Tho Airport

The Customs Department of the Mekong Delta City of Can Tho has seized 11 rhino horns weighing nearly 30kg at Can Tho International Airport.

The warrior who rescues rhinos

At the age of 28, Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Thao, a Vietnamese student returning from the UK, had many job choices. Finally, she decided to go to Africa to attend a 2-year training course.

HCM City little boy poisoned after drinking rhino horn powder

A 22-month old boy in HCM City suffered poisoning after being given rhino horn powder to reduce his fever.


Rhino horns should be removed from the drug list: scientists

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam and China are considered the two biggest rhino horn consumers in the world. 

Swaziland's rhino horn sale bid seen doomed at U.N. meeting on wildlife trade

 Swaziland faces a struggle to get permission to sell 330 kg rhino horn for about $10 million from a U.N. conference on the global wildlife trade which began in Johannesburg on Saturday but hopes to stoke a debate about regulated trade.

Vietnam cuts demand for rhino horn

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam has succeeded in cutting the demand for rhino horn, with a reduction of 38 per cent over the past three years,

VN celebrities speak out for rhinos

With its alleged medicinal properties, rhino horn has the allure of a luxury item in Vietnam, a primary market for horn that’s driving the slaughter of rhinos around the globe.

Profiling ups risk for Asian rhino horn mules

 VietNamNet Bridge – Rhino horn syndicates may have replaced Vietnamese couriers with white South Africans to courier the illegal horns on commercial flights from Africa to Asia because of courier profiling.

How hot is the Vietnamese rhino horn market?

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam is thought to be the biggest rhino horn market in the world, with a rhino horn processing village in the north still operating.

Nearly 7kg of suspected rhino horn seized in Hanoi

 VietNamNet Bridge – Nearly 7kg of suspected rhinoceros horn was discovered in the luggage of three women travelling from Bangkok to Hanoi on November 1.

Rhino horn demand falls after campaign

 Vietnamese demand for rhinoceros horns decreased by 38 per cent within a year after a campaign was launched against the practice.

Smuggled rhino horns seized in HCM City

 A Vietnamese man was caught on March 10 at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport while attempting to smuggle five African rhino horns weighing a total of 13.1 kg into the country.

Wildlife groups under fire after rhino report ‘misunderstandings'

VietNamNet Bridge – One of Viet Nam's leading conservationists has blamed the study "Rhino horn consumers, who are they?" released by wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC and the World Wildlife Fund in late September

Vietnam fights to stop medical rhino horn myth

VietNamNet Bridge – A long-term public awareness campaign aimed at reducing demand for rhinocerous horn among the community was launched this week.

Online wild animal trading still out of control in Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – The illegal trading of rare animals online has become more popular in Vietnam and is now out of control.

There is “protection” for rhino horn smuggling into Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – That is the comment by TRAFFIC on the sale and use of rhino horns in Vietnam today.

Drugs, rhino horns flow to Vietnam by air

Just within one year, Vietnamese competent agencies discovered 17 drug trafficking cases in which 53.16 kilos of drugs, 138 kilos of elephant tusks and 28.61 kilos of rhino horns were carried across the border gates.

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.