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lundi 16 septembre 2013

Hundreds of Vietnam villagers admit lynching dog-snatchers

HANOI - Hundreds of villagers in northern Vietnam have signed a petition admitting taking part in the lynching of two suspected dog-snatchers last month, state media reported Monday.

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vendredi 16 août 2013

Over six tonnes of rare live pangolins found in Vietnam

HANOI - Vietnamese customs officials said Wednesday they had found more than six tonnes of live protected pangolins inside a shipping container sent from Indonesia.

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vendredi 5 juillet 2013

Vietnam gang stole 4000 cats for meat

Police in central Vietnam have arrested six men on suspicion of stealing as many as 4000 cats over two years to sell for their meat, police say.

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mercredi 19 décembre 2012

Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre faces eviction

A major bear rescue sanctuary in Vietnam is facing eviction from one of the country's national parks.

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samedi 20 octobre 2012

Vietnam snubs SA on key rhino poaching agreement

Vietnam has failed to sign a law-enforcement and biodiversity agreement with South Africa aimed at curbing escalating levels of rhino poaching.

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mercredi 10 octobre 2012

Rare gaur killed in Vietnam national park

Police in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong are investigating a case in which 17 people were suspected of killing an endangered gaur in a national park.

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dimanche 7 octobre 2012

Vietnam bank tycoon says his rhino horn legally imported

A bank tycoon in the news after a local newspaper reported an expensive rhino horn was stolen from his residence told Thanh Nien Thursday he had papers to prove the legality of the horn.

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mardi 4 septembre 2012

Vietnam police rescue tiger cubs, pangolins

HANOI — Vietnamese police on Tuesday seized four tiger cubs and more than 100 endangered pangolins from suspected wildlife smugglers, the authorities said.

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vendredi 31 août 2012

Vietnam ‘dog thieves’ lynched

Two suspected dog thieves were beaten to death in Vietnam by an angry mob that caught them allegedly trying to sell the animals to local restaurants, state media said on Friday.

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samedi 3 mars 2012

Vietnam cook jailed over killing endangered cat

SINGAPORE: A Vietnamese chef in Hanoi has been arrested after he was seen drowning an endangered leopard that he had planned to serve to patrons, police said on Wednesday

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jeudi 12 janvier 2012

800 dogs saved from the pot

About 800 dogs were saved from the cooking pot in Vietnam by a navy unit operating on the Mekong River early on Thursday.

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mardi 10 janvier 2012

Vietnam police seize tiger carcass from restaurant

HANOI — Police have confiscated the carcass of an endangered wild tiger from a Hanoi restaurant where it was being boiled down to make an expensive traditional medicine.

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lundi 9 janvier 2012

Rare dolphins spotted in southern Vietnam

Hanoi - A pod of rare freshwater dolphins has been spotted at a biosphere reserve in southern Vietnam, conservation officials said Monday.

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lundi 26 décembre 2011

Wild elephant killed by poachers in Vietnam forest preserve

Hanoi - A wild elephant was found hacked to death with its tusk cut off in a protective forest in a southern province of Vietnam, news reports said Monday.

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lundi 12 décembre 2011

Fourteen moon bears rescued in Vietnam

Fourteen Asiatic black bears have been rescued from a bear bile farm in Vietnam after their owner decided to renounce the illegal trade, an animal protection group said Tuesday.

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dimanche 27 novembre 2011

'Cure for cancer' rumour killed off Vietnam's rhinos

The belief that powdered rhino horn cured cancer is being blamed for surge in demand that has wiped out three species

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mardi 25 octobre 2011

Vietnam loses fight to save its rare Javan rhinos after last animal believed poached for horn

HANOI — Vietnam has lost its fight to save its rare Javan rhinoceros population after poachers apparently killed the country’s last animal for its horn, pushing one of the world’s most endangered species closer to extinction, a conservation group said Tuesday.

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lundi 24 octobre 2011

Customs officials seize a tonne of ivory in Vietnam

HANOI — Vietnam customs officials on Monday said they had seized more than a tonne of ivory, believed to be from elephant tusks, being smuggled on the country's border with China.

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lundi 17 octobre 2011

Police in Vietnam say 11-year-old girl trampled to death by circus elephant

HANOI — Police in Vietnam say a circus elephant has trampled to death a girl who sneaked into a yard to feed it.

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dimanche 16 octobre 2011

Buffalo rampages after Vietnam restaurant escape

HANOI — A buffalo about to be slaughtered at a restaurant escaped and rampaged through the streets of Vietnam's capital, injuring one man and throwing traffic into chaos, police said Friday.

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lundi 3 octobre 2011

Dognappers spark deadly violence across Vietnam

HANOI — It was already too late when Nguyen Van Cuong heard a neighbor shout "Thief! Thief!" Two men on a motorbike had snatched up his beloved pet dog "Black" and were whizzing away.

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vendredi 19 août 2011

WWF calls for action to save Mekong dolphins

Conservation group WWF on Wednesday called for urgent action to prevent the extinction of freshwater dolphins in the Mekong River, including the creation of special conservation zones.

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lundi 1 août 2011

Vietnam's tiger population hits crisis point

Just 30 wild tigers survive today in Vietnam out of 3,200 across the world, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

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lundi 18 juillet 2011

Blood-sucking bugs re-emerge in Vietnam capital

HANOI - The Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources recently uncovered blood-sucking bugs in at least seven places in Ha Noi's inner districts including Ha Dong, Thanh Xuan and Gia Lam thanks to local resident reports.

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Community of rare gibbons found in Vietnam

HANOI — The lively morning calls of a rare species of gibbon has led to the discovery of the only known "viable" community of the talkative primates in remote Vietnamese forests, conservationists said Monday.

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samedi 26 mars 2011

Vietnam zoo owner jailed for tiger sales

HANOI — The owner of a private zoo in Vietnam has been jailed for three years for selling the endangered tigers that he was supposed to protect, a conservation group and officials said Friday.

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lundi 7 mars 2011

Vietnam scrambles to save Hanoi's sacred turtle

Hundreds of people are working around the clock to clean up a lake in the heart of Vietnam's capital in hopes of saving a rare, ailing giant turtle that is considered a sacred symbol of Hanoi.

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mardi 28 décembre 2010

Hanoi's bird man sees legacy stolen, eaten

The 1,000 white pigeons which Pham Tai Thu trained for Hanoi's millennium celebrations were meant to be a lasting symbol of peace in a country that survived decades of war.

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dimanche 12 décembre 2010

Vietnam catfish exports may be hurt by WWF red list, VASEP says

Vietnamese catfish exporters are concerned that European sales may be hurt after a guide by World Wide Fund for Nature advised consumers not to buy the fish.

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samedi 4 décembre 2010

Black market in tigers, other species spotlighted in Vietnam

Vietnam has become a key conduit in a robust black market that is threatening tigers, rhinos and elephants with extinction, organizers of a two-day workshop to enhance enforcement efforts said Thursday.

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