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lundi 13 avril 2015

Vietnam poachers charged for killing langurs

Five people have been charged with killing three primates listed as endangered by International Union for the Conservation of Nature, a Danang official said Monday.

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mercredi 28 janvier 2015

3 tons of living cats caught on way from China to Vietnamese restaurants

Hanoi police Tuesday seized a truck smuggling more than three tons of cats, all alive, to sell to restaurants in Vietnam.

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samedi 17 janvier 2015

Alleged 'Chinese spy pigeons' that aroused suspicion in Vietnam are actually innocent

Pigeons believed by Vietnamese residents to have been sent to spy on the country by the Chinese government actually belong to a racing club, police have said.

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jeudi 16 octobre 2014

Rhino horn demand in Vietnam drops by more than 33% in one year

Information campaign successfully changes minds of people who think rhino horn has medicinal value

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mercredi 20 août 2014

Vietnam dogs not just for dinner

As disposable incomes rise, Vietnam's pet industry is growing alongside the nation's traditional appetite for dog meat.

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lundi 17 mars 2014

Australia's buffalo industry resurrected by new trade with Vietnam

The buffalo industry in Australia's north has been resurrected thanks to the establishment of a live export trade with Vietnam.

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vendredi 14 février 2014

Vietnam moves to end dog trade

HANOI - Animal rights activists on Thursday welcomed a move by the Vietnamese government to crack down on illegal imports of dogs in a bid to curb rabies.

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dimanche 17 novembre 2013

Saola rediscovered ! ‘Asian Unicorn’ sighted in Vietnam for first time in 15 years

The saola, one of the rarest and most threatened mammals on the planet, has been photographed in Vietnam for the first time in the 21st century. The enigmatic species was caught on film in September by a camera trap set by WWF and the Vietnamese government’s Forest Protection Department in the Central Annamite mountains.

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samedi 19 octobre 2013

Vietnam's Khmer bull race losing ethnic flavor

Several young Khmer men wait on muddy ground outside the fence, looking left and right to make sure the guards are not there so that they can slip in to see the bull race.

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jeudi 10 octobre 2013

Vietnam seizes massive shipment of illegal ivory

Vietnam has seized two tonnes of illegal elephant tusks found stashed in bags of shells being shipped to China, state media reported Wednesday.

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mardi 8 octobre 2013

Vietnam fails to stop slaughter of bears

Vietnam authorities have been powerless to stop bear farmers from slaughtering the animals illegally to sell for meat amid plunging prices for their bile, officials acknowledged on Monday.

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vendredi 27 septembre 2013

How eating dog became big business in Vietnam

Every year, hundreds of thousands of pets are snatched in Thailand, then smuggled into Vietnam, destined for Hanoi's top restaurants and street stalls. Demand for dogmeat is so high that supply has become a highly lucrative – and brutal – black market

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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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