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US$50,000 to save elephants in Dak Lak

US$50,000 to save elephants in Dak Lak

The Animals Asia Foundation (AAF) has pledged 50,000 USD of aid to save elephants in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak between 2016 and 2017.

Vietnam to host int’l wildlife trade conference in November

Vietnam to host int’l wildlife trade conference in November

Vietnam declared to host the third International Wildlife Trade Conference (IWTC) in Hanoi this November within the framework of the 66th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in Geneva, Switzerland on January 11-15.

Vietnam joins hands to prevent pangolin trade

Vietnam joins hands to prevent pangolin trade

Vietnam wants to cooperate with international organisations and countries worldwide to preserve endangered wildlife animals, including pangolins which are on the brink of extinction due to illegal hunting and trading for meat and scales.

Rhino horn buyers in Vietnam down 77%: report

Rhino horn buyers in Vietnam down 77%: report

The number of people who buy rhino horn in Vietnam has decreased 77% while there has been a 60% plummet in the number of people who think rhino horn has medical value, newswire Vietnamplus has recently reported.

Rhino horn demand in Vietnam drops by more than one third

Rhino horn demand in Vietnam drops by more than one third

(VOV) -The demand for rhino horn in Vietnam has dropped by 38% over last year, according to a survey conducted by the Humane Society International (HSI) and the Vietnam Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Vietnam optimistic about TPP progress

Vietnam optimistic about TPP progress

(VOV) Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh recently returned from a visit to the US, where he headed up a Vietnamese delegation lobbying for an early signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement.

CITES further supports Vietnam’s wild animal preservation

CITES further supports Vietnam’s wild animal preservation

(VOV) - The Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will provide continued support for Vietnam’s preservation and protection of endangered wild animals, and effective implementation of the convention.

ASEAN works to protect rare flora, fauna

Increasing both regional and international cooperation in preserving biodiversity and countering illegal cross-border trade in endangered flora and fauna has been defined as a key mission of the ASEAN Wildlife Enforcement Network (ASEAN-WEN), a workshop heard in Hanoi on May 27.

No bad effects from EU-Vietnam forest law deal

The Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade/Voluntary Partnerships Agreement (FLEGT/VPA) now under negotiation between Vietnam and the EU will not affect Vietnamese wood exporters and forest owners, according to an official from the Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VAF).

Course improves rhino horn awareness

A training course to raise awareness of women and business people of the threat to rhino’s existence posed by the demand for the animal’s horn has been held recently in Hanoi.

Smuggled rhino horns seized in HCM City

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.

HCM City sees crocodile exports doubling

Ho Chi Minh City has exported 3,985 crocodiles so far this year, nearly two times the total of 2012, according to the city’s Forest Protection Division.

Activities mark International Biodiversity Day

Activities mark International Biodiversity Day

(VOV) - This year’s International Day for Biological Diversity (IDBD) with the theme “Water and Biodiversity” was celebrated in Hanoi on May 22, highlighting the roles biological diversity and eco-systems play in water security and sustainable development.

Rhino horns seized at HCM City airport

Rhino horns seized at HCM City airport

Customs officers at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on May 20 found five kilos of rhino horns hidden in a suitcase of a Vietnamese passenger.