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pangolins

Singapore seizes large quantity of pangolin scales

World

Singapore seizes large quantity of pangolin scales

Singaporean authorities announced on April 10 that they had discovered nearly 13 tonnes of pangolin scales, worth about 38 million USD, in a shipping container, the second major seizure of the endangered animal product in a week.

Several rare animals rescued in January

Environment

Several rare animals rescued in January

The Education for Nature-Vietnam (ENV) said on February 21 that 19 wild animals of rare and threatened species were rescued from illegal traders and trappers, and subsequently released back into nature in January.

Illegal pangolin keepers caught in Quang Ninh

Environment

Illegal pangolin keepers caught in Quang Ninh

A group of people keeping pangolins illegally were recently caught red-handed by the police of the northeastern border province of Quang Ninh and the Criminal Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security in the province’s Mong Cai city.

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.