Vietnamese rhino horn smuggler nabbed in South Africa International

Customs officials in South Africa arrested a Vietnamese man at O.R. Tambo International Airport outside Johannesburg on Wednesday for attempting to smuggle 28.7 kilograms (63.3 pounds) of rhino horn, according to local media outlet News24. The horns, with an estimated value of ZAR6 million ($466,000), were spotted by a scanner when the man was trying […]

African rhino horn shipment seized at Saigon airport International

Customs officers in Ho Chi Minh City seized nearly 4 kilograms (8.8 pounds) of African rhino horn at Tan Son Nhat Airport on Tuesday from two Vietnamese passengers returning from Africa. The passengers, a 36-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman, were detained after customs officials spotted them acting suspiciously, according to Tien Phong newspaper. Customs […]

Zebedee, moon bear rescued from bile farm, to receive face surgery in Vietnam International

A moon bear in central Vietnam will be receiving specialist treatment on Monday from an American vet who will attempt to fix a mouth deformity the animal has had since it was a cub. Zebedee the bear was rescued from a bile farm in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue in 2009 by animal welfare […]

Police investigate five Vietnamese for trafficking live tiger International

Police have launched criminal probes into five Vietnamese for violating regulations on protection of endangered animals and illegal possession of drugs, after the five were arrested earlier this month while attempting to kill a live tiger in Hanoi. On May 12 police detained Le Hong Van, Nguyen Thanh Cong and another three men as they […]

Court upholds Vietnamese poacher’s jail term for killing endangered ‘costumed apes’ International

A Vietnamese man lost his appeal to overturn a three-year prison sentence on Monday handed down for hunting endangered animals in the central city of Da Nang. Nguyen Van Ly was found guilty of poaching animals in 2015, including the endangered red-shanked douc langur, which is the official mascot of the city. An appellate court […]

Vietnamese pensioner nabbed at Saigon airport for smuggling leopard skins and elephant parts International

By Quoc Thang  &nbspMay 14, 2017 | 08:25 pm GMT+7 Leopard skins were found inside the detained woman’s luggage. Photo by H.Q. The illegal haul was cleverly hidden in her luggage and worth an estimated VND2 billion ($88,000). A 65-year-old Vietnamese woman was detained at Tan Son Nhat International Airpoirt on Sunday for trying to […]

Lion fangs found in passenger’s sandals at Saigon airport International

By Anh Duy  &nbspMay 14, 2017 | 10:56 am GMT+7 Airport security also discovered items made from ivory and bundles of elephant tail hair in the latest incident. Airport security in Ho Chi Minh City caught a Vietnamese passenger attempting to illegally transport wildlife products on Friday. Dinh Van Tuyen, 41, was trying to board […]

Trapped and maimed: Vietnamese wildlife rescuers share painful journey of trafficked animals International

Many pangolins saved from traffickers often suffer from agonizing wounds and some have to be put down by their rescuers to save them from pain, according to non-profit organization Save Vietnam’s Wildlife (SVW). The group has recent shared stories of injured pangolines after being rescued, including graphic images of their wounds. Pangolin is the world’s […]