Conservationists have criticized the Tay Ninh Forest Protection Agency for illegally licensing many families to raise pangolins in the southern province.
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 has suspended commercial trade in specimens of species listed in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) with Laos.
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 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.
Singapore authorities have seized nearly 2,000 pieces of ivory tusks and four rhino horns from shipping containers from Kenya on their way to Vietnam.
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.
(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).
(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.
(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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
A workshop was held in Hanoi on October 22 to raise awareness of rhino protection and reduce demand for the animal’s horn.
The Haiphong Customs Office has caught the biggest smuggled elephant tusks over the last two years.
A series of activities were held on September 21 in Hanoi to mark World Rhino Day, which falls on September 22.
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.
(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.
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.