Bùi thị Hà, vice director of Education for Nature (ENV), speaks to Việt Nam News Agency about the status of ivory trafficking in Việt Nam and ENV's proposed measures on fighting trafficking
Police in the central province of Hà Tĩnh have busted a ring of people found to be trading wild animals for meat, saving a total of 215 pangolins from cages.
Việt Nam’s illegal online trade of wildlife is occurring on websites that end with “.vn” and “.com” domain names, including social media websites, according to a study released recently by TRAFFIC.
The Vietnamese media was lauded for playing an important role in promoting the protection of threatened wildlife, heard a seminar held in Hà Nội on Friday to reveal how media houses can incorporate social responsibility into their work and contribute to combatting wildlife crime.
Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình has asked Hà Nội’s police department to quickly investigate a customs officer who was caught replacing real ivory with imitations.
Centre of Hands-on Actions and Networking for Growth and Environment (CHANGE) and WildAid have launched the Ivory Free Vietnam Campaign to stop the illegal trade in ivory and contribute to the global efforts to save elephants from extinction, has been launched in HCM City.
The HCM City Border Guard Force’s Headquarters and HCM City Department of Customs have worked together to uncover 48 cases and 104 poeple suspected of smuggling illegal goods via border lines, confiscating over VNĐ50 billion (US$2.2 million) worth of items since 2012.
A truck delivering some 2.7 tonnes of ivories from Hà Nội was caught on Saturday in Thanh Hóa Province’s Quảng Xương District.
The fight against the illegal wildlife trade is a global issue, requiring a comprehensive collaborative mechanism and strong commitments to concrete action.
Christie’s auction house has been fined £3,250 (US$4,750) for selling a piece of elephant ivory without the correct documentation, London police said Tuesday.