Wildlife trafficking

Update news Wildlife trafficking

Border guards of the Mekong Delta province of An Giang that borders Cambodia has reported it has detected a case of wildlife trafficking.

Wildlife conservation: Risks and efforts

According to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), in the period from 2013-2017, Vietnam recorded 1,504 wildlife rule violations involving 1,461 suspects.

Illegal wildlife trade cracked down nationwide

Law enforcement agencies have heeded the call of 14 NGOs working in nature and wildlife conservation and begun cracking down on the illegal wildlife trade at the Thanh Hoa Farmers Market in southern Long An Province.

Vietnamese public support closing wildlife markets and ending deforestation

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 complex: report

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.

Man jailed for storing 780 kg of African pangolin scales

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

Vietnam hands over rhino horn DNA samples to South Africa

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.

Largest-ever pangolin scale smuggling ring busted in Hanoi

Police forces in Hanoi claimed on May 19 to have broken up the largest pangolin scale smuggling ring ever detected in Vietnam.

Traffickers in tigers pays heavy price for illegal activities

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.

Three ivory traffickers sentenced to 32 years in jail

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.

Nghe An police uncover wildlife trafficking ring from Lao to Vietnam

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.

Man imprisoned for trafficking rhino horns

The Hanoi People’s Court on June 1 sentenced Nguyen Van Pho to five years in prison for violating regulations on the protection of endangered, precious and rare animals.

Wildlife markets sell birds with phony legal documentation

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.

Tuyen Quang tightens protection of wildlife

The northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang boasts more than 233,000 hectares of forests and a host of wildlife, 18 of which are in the Vietnam Red Book of endangered species and 15 in the World Red Book.

90% of respondents surveyed in Vietnam support closure of illegal wildlife market

According to new research for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), over 90% of respondents surveyed in Vietnam support government-led closure of illegal and unregulated wildlife markets.

How illegal traders bring tigers into Vietnam

Tigers are bred at farms in the border provinces in Laos before they are brought to Vietnam.

Thanh Hoa: the ‘birds’ hell’ in Long An province

Thanh Hoa is called a "birds’ hell" because it is the area where birds, storks, eagles and wildlife are kept in captivity and slaughtered. It has the biggest wildlife market in Vietnam.

Coronavirus: China wildlife trade ban 'should be permanent'

China should apply a permanent ban on the wildlife trade in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Farm produce market sells red-book wild animals

Along the border line with Cambodia is an area called the southern ‘wildlife metropolis’.

More work needed to fight trade fraud, smuggling: customs agency

More measures are needed in the fight against trade fraud and illegal cross-border smuggling between Vietnam and other countries, which continues to be a problem, the General Department of Customs has said.