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Education for Nature – Vietnam (ENV) today presents the Outstanding Achievement Awards for Wildlife Protection to recognize the class-setting work of Vietnam’s law enforcement agencies and legal system.
Three months after the ENV – Rhinose Day mission to South Africa, journalist Doan Hoang is still active in spreading the word for rhinos, inspiring Vietnamese consumers to stop buying rhino horn.
On 20th January last week two men were arrested for trafficking three frozen macaques in Nghe An province in Central Vietnam, but they were found to be guilty of even further wildlife trade atrocities.
Yesterday, information provided by ENV resulted in the seizure of a frozen tiger from the business of a man in Bac Kan province.
Customs officials at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City have uncovered another case of elephant tusk smuggling from Africa to Vietnam.
At midnight August 11th, two tiger carcasses were discovered by police in a local restaurant in South Vietnam.
Earlier this week, we reported that 1.4 tons of pangolin scales (from as many as 10,000 animals) had been confiscated from a shipping container entering Vietnam from Sierra Leone. The increase of cases involving African species of pangolins is thought to be due to the rapidly decreasing numbers of Asian pangolins. Now, the IUCN Red List, which documents the threat levels to species around the world, has upgraded both of Vietnam’s native pangolin species from “Endangered” to “Critically Endangered”.
Every year more and more rhinos are being poached in South Africa. In the first half of 2014, 558 rhinos have already been poached.
Police arrest two Korean nationals for their role in promoting bear bile tourism in Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay and Hai Duong province. The arrests at the end of May in Vietnam followed issuance of warrants in South Korean.
Last Friday evening, patrolling police in Nghe An, in central Vietnam, saved 2 rare Indochinese tigers while chasing a truck on the national highway.