Hanoi police confiscate dead leopard painted like tiger

  On April 17th, Hanoi Police confiscated what was initially reported to be a tiger from a vehicle in Hanoi. However, when the animal arrived at the National Museum of Natural History that afternoon, scientists from Vietnam’s chief scientific institution identified the “tiger” as a leopard, poorly painted to resemble a tiger.  

Wildlife trade on the internet

Yesterday, on April 17, members of CITES, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and ENV met in Hanoi to discuss illegal online wildlife trade. WCS presented information from their recent study on the matter.  

Who protects illegal tiger farming?

  A tiger raiser in Nghe An disclosed to VietNamNet that he bought baby tigers from Ha Tinh. Besides Do Thanh commune, other neighboring communes also breed tigers. This man also answered the question why local people could raise tigers for a year and sold them without being exposed by any government agency.  

Stash for rhino horn fine R300K

  A Vietnamese man has been fined R300 000 for the illegal possession of five rhino horns worth an estimated R6.8 million in Asia, it was reported on Wednesday.