Update news wildlife trafficking
Task forces in the northern port city of Hai Phong seized about 7 tonnes of tusks hidden in a container arriving at Nam Dinh Vu Port from Africa on March 20, according to the General Department of Customs.
Upon questioning, the 39-year-old owner admitted collecting the cats from various provinces in the Mekong Delta region.
Statistics from the Forest Protection Department show that the number of violations related to wildlife across the nation decreased by 147 cases per year from 2018-2022 compared to 2013-2017.
Police in the southern province of Dong Thap have found four tonnes of frozen cat meat and hundreds of live cats without clear origin being kept at a local slaughterhouse.
The growing demand for endangered, exotic, and protected wildlife drives a global illegal market, valued at more than US$20 billion per year.
Border guards of the Mekong Delta province of An Giang that borders Cambodia has reported it has detected a case of wildlife trafficking.
The Vietnamese public is overwhelmingly in favour of the closure of high-risk markets selling animals coming from the wild, a survey has found.
Wildlife trafficking in Vietnam remains complicated both before and during COVID-19, a report released on June 18 by the People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature) non-profit organisation showed.
The People’s Court of northern Hung Yen Province on June 2 sentenced a man to five years and three months in jail for storing 780 kg of pangolin scales - a type of banned goods
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.
Police forces in Hanoi claimed on May 19 to have broken up the largest pangolin scale smuggling ring ever detected in Vietnam.
Despite ironclad moves taken by appropriate agencies, the trafficking and illegal transport of tigers to make tiger bone glue remains a burning issue in Vietnam.
Hanoi People’s Court on Thursday sentenced three men to a total of 32 years in jail for trading over 200kg of ivory from African elephants – an endangered species.
Police in the central province of Nghe An on Tuesday seized a man carrying dozens of animals which were allegedly smuggled from Laos to Vietnam for consumption in Chau Binh Commune, in the province’s Quy Chau District.
Wildlife traders reveal that most of the wild animals sold at markets are from the wild, but their documents say the birds are from farms raising animals for commercial purposes.