Detecting a large amount of wild animals hidden in imported banana containers

Around 4:00 p.m. on January 14, 2022, the Bo Y international border gate Customs Branch chaired and coordinated with the Bo Y international border gate border guard team, the city police team on HS, KT, MT – Ngoc Hoi district police. and the Technical Control Department (PC03) Kon Tum Provincial…

16/01/2022

Arrest the subject of illegal hunting of wild animals

Subjects transported more than 20 individuals (alive and dead) including skunks, ferrets, and cave snakes without being able to present relevant documents. Around 12 o’clock on January 14, the task force of the Environmental Police Department of the Cao Bang Provincial Police in coordination with the Legal Inspection Department –…

14/01/2022

Thua Thien – Hue: Arresting a car carrying wild animals and many smuggled goods

Police of Hue City (Thua Thien-Hue) discovered and arrested a car transporting wild animals including 5 long-tailed porcupines and many smuggled goods, without receipts. On January 14, Hue City Police (Thua Thien – Hue) said that the Traffic Police Team while on patrol discovered a car transporting wild animals including…

14/01/2022

Population diversity of primates is in serious decline – urgent conservation action is needed

The Greater Mekong Subregion is currently home to 44 primate species, of which 25 live in Vietnam. However, this beautiful and unique animal is facing many threats to survival: habitat loss or fragmentation, climate change and poaching due to illegal consumption and trade. France. Hanoi – January 5, 2022 –…

05/01/2022

Anti-Money Laundering from Online Wildlife Trafficking in China

Chinese online platforms should consider implementing anti-money laundering (AML) methods by monitoring cash flows to prevent illegal wildlife trade and help uncover large-scale criminal networks that are negatively impacting species and ecosystems globally, according to TRAFFIC. Following the online market for a long time, TRAFFIC found that criminals often take…

05/01/2022

Tiger farms doing little to end wild poaching, Vietnam consumer study shows

More than 8,000 tigers are kept in captivity in China, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam in commercial facilities ranging from residential basements to licensed venues operating under the guise of tourism, and battery-farm operations holding hundreds of tigers. Evidence shows that captive tigers and their body parts enter the legal and…

29/12/2021

VIEWS AWARDS 2021
Where Wildlife writers are honoured

On the afternoon of December 16, 2021, VIEWS Awards 2021 – “Tracing wild animal specialties” was officially held at Sofitel Saigon Plaza Hotel, closing the journey full of emotions and imprints of the contest. VIEWS Awards (Vietnam Information on Environment – Wildlife – Sustainability), an annual environmental journalism award initiated…

22/12/2021

Singapore’s thriving online bird trade needs system to ensure legality

A study that found thousands of birds for sale online in Singapore highlights the critical need for a compulsory wildlife-pet registration system to make buyers more accountable and deter unlicensed sellers operating online. key findings The research found 3,354 live animals for sale in 44 Singapore-based Facebook groups from December 2018…

02/12/2021

New study links major fashion brands to Amazon deforestation

LVMH, Zara, Nike and others at risk of contribution to destruction of rainforest based on connections to leather industry New research into the fashion industry’s complex global supply chains shows that a number of large fashion brands are at risk of contributing to deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, based on…

29/11/2021

Pangolin trafficking: Iceberg tip of Nigeria’s illegal trade revealed

Since the first reported pangolin seizure in Nigeria in 2010, the country has seen an explosion in the black market for the world’s most trafficked mammal—becoming Africa’s hub for the criminal export of pangolin products to East Asia. Use of pangolin scales in traditional Chinese medicines has resulted in Asian…

04/11/2021