Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 14:31:39

pangolin scales

Wildlife crime becomes more serious in Vietnam

Environment

Wildlife crime becomes more serious in Vietnam

As wildlife-related crimes are able to generate profits almost equal to those from the trafficking of drugs, firearms, and human beings, they are quickly becoming increasingly more of a threat to Vietnam, according to an official from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Vietnam.

Ivory, pangolin scales seized in Da Nang

Society

Ivory, pangolin scales seized in Da Nang

About 8 tonnes of ivory and pangolin scales were discovered in a container at Tien Sa port in the central city of Da Nang on October 4, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.

HCM City seizes 3.8 tonnes of pangolin scales

Environment

HCM City seizes 3.8 tonnes of pangolin scales

The customs office at Saigon Port under the Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department, in coordination with relevant forces, discovered and seized nearly 3.8 tonnes of pangolin scales which were hidden in two containers imported to Vietnam from Congo through Cat Lai port.

Vietnam gets strict on wildlife protection

Environment

Vietnam gets strict on wildlife protection

Wildlife protection has become stricter under policies outlined in amendments to the Penal Code that took effect on January 1, said Lieutenant General, Associate Professor Tran Van Do, former Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court and Chief Justice of the Central Military Court.