The illegal hunting and trade of wild animals has become a complex global business with tens of thousands of animals confiscated by authorities in Việt Nam alone.
Customs forces in the northern city of Hải Phòng discovered nearly 1.4 tonnes of pangolin scales and 20 elephant tusks weighing more than 100kg hidden inside a container shipped from Nigeria.
A Vietnamese woman was arrested for allegedly smuggling more than 22 kilogrammes of endangered elephants’ tusks in Thailand on Sunday, Thanh Niên (Young People) newspaper has reported.
Humanity and the way we feed, fuel and finance our societies and economies is pushing nature and the services that power and sustain us to the brink, according to the WWF’s 2018 Living Planet Report.
Customs officers at Nội Bài International Airport have seized nearly a tonne of elephant tusks, ivory products and pangolin scales hidden inside cargo packages.
In the first six months of 2017, authorities uncovered 88,560 cases of smuggling, prosecuting 1,100 cases involving 1,372 people.
Tân Sơn Nhất airport customs officers on Sunday (May 14) found elephant tusks and tails, leopard skins, and wild animal claws worth VNĐ2 billion (US$90,000) in the luggage of a Vietnamese woman who had been on a flight from Africa to HCM City.
Three containers holding illegally trafficked elephant tusks hidden inside timber logs weighing a total of one tonne were discovered this morning at Cát Lái Port.