Three turtle species endemic to Vietnam have just been included in an international list of species threatened with extinction, effectively outlawing their trade.
VOV.VN - Humane Society International/Europe and Humane Society International/Vietnam have cautiously welcomed the signing of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement on June 30 as a tool to tackle illegal wildlife trade.
Vietnam’s woodwork industry benefits from ‘clean’ supply sources, not from illegally imported timber from Cambodia, experts have warned.
Thailand has been removed from the blacklist of countries involved in illegal ivory trade by a standing committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
A wildlife trafficker has been sent to prison for 10 years by the People’s Court of Dien Bien district, the northwestern province of Dien Bien.
The People’s Court of Ha Dong district in Hanoi on March 20 handed down a jail sentence of 13 months on Nguyen Mau Chien for smuggling 36kg of rhino horn, according to the Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV).
A wild monkey and a pygmy loris were recently handed over to the Wildlife Rescue and Protection Centre at the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park in the central province of Quang Binh.
Wildlife protection has become stricter under policies outlined in amendments to the Penal Code that took effect on January 1, said Lieutenant General, Associate Professor Tran Van Do, former Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court and Chief Justice of the Central Military Court.
Customs officers at the Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi have discovered an animal product trafficking case, seizing nearly 3kg of goods suspected to be bone glue of rare animals.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has issued a circular on the promulgation of a list of wild fauna and flora species regulated in appendixes of the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
The Hanoi People’s Court on May 4 sentenced Pham Van Luat, a resident in Hai Phong City, to 12 years in prison for illegally transporting ivory, a type of banned goods, under Clause 1, Article 155 of the Penal Code.
Customs officials in Vietnam's northern port city of Haiphong found on March 10 more than a ton of dried seahorses smuggled from Peru in disguise of cattle skin.
A Russian national who brought home a jar of cobra wine from Vietnam was facing a possible jail term for violating wildlife laws, until authorities found the cobra to be fake.
The price of crocodiles raised for their skin on Vietnamese farms has been plummeting amid China’s economic slowdown, forcing farmers to lower prices, close farms, or sell their products at a loss.
VOV.VN - Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh on November 17 opened a conference in Hanoi on illegal wildlife trade with a warning that the failure to protect endangered species would have dire consequences.
The Vietnamese Government pledges to eradicate illegal wild animal trading and make every effort to combat all wildlife-related crimes, a Vietnamese official has said.
Vietnam and South Africa agreed to enhance traditional friendship and multi-faceted cooperation in the future, particularly in politics, trade, justice, science-technology, and defense security.
Representatives from 182 member countries of the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora (CITES) are gathering at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP17) in Johannesburg, South Africa from September 24 to October 5.
The Education for Nature-Vietnam (ENV) group has called on member countries of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to vote against Swaziland’s proposal to legalise the rhino horn trade.
The Prime Minister steps in, urging agencies concerned at all levels to combat the trafficking of wild animals.