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Removal of Thailand from CITES Ivory Watch List

Removal of Thailand from CITES Ivory Watch List

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).

Wildlife trafficker gets 13 months in prison

Wildlife trafficker gets 13 months in prison

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).

Vietnam gets strict on wildlife protection

Vietnam gets strict on wildlife protection

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.

Forestry sector strictly abides by CITES convention

Forestry sector strictly abides by CITES convention

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).

Man imprisoned for illegally transporting ivory

Man imprisoned for illegally transporting ivory

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.

Vietnam croc farms suffer as Chinese market shrinks

Vietnam croc farms suffer as Chinese market shrinks

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.

Vietnam attends 17th CITES conference in South Africa

Vietnam attends 17th CITES conference in South Africa

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.