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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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mercredi 1 décembre 2010

Bear bile is bad medicine, Vietnamese healers say

Most traditional medicine practitioners in Vietnam have never prescribed bear bile and oppose the farming of bears to harvest a substance that can prove deadly to humans, according to a new survey.

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jeudi 18 novembre 2010

Vietnam villagers seek eviction of marauding elephants

Hanoi - An aggressive herd of elephants is frightening villagers in Vietnam's Central Highlands, but a local official said Thursday that requests to remove the elephants were 'not feasible.'

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mardi 16 novembre 2010

Vietnam police detains man who intended to sell tiger carcass for tens of thousands of dollars

HANOI — State media say police in Hanoi have detained a man for transporting the carcass of a wild tiger.

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jeudi 21 octobre 2010

South Africans in Vietnam to counter rhino horn trade

HANOI — South African officials were in Vietnam Wednesday to discuss ways of curbing the illegal trade in rhinoceros horns used in traditional Asian medicine, a conservation group said.

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mardi 19 octobre 2010

Vietnam police seize shipment of rare animal carcasses

Hanoi - Vietnamese police arrested a women for trafficking rare animals in the country, an officer said Tuesday.

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mercredi 6 octobre 2010

Vietnam charges four with cutting off elephant tails, tusks

Four men in Vietnam's Central Highlands have been charged with cutting off the tusks and tails of captive elephants at tourist sites, a police official said Tuesday.

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mercredi 29 septembre 2010

Vietnam arrests five for trafficking tiger, elephant bones

Hanoi - Five people have been arrested on charges they ran the largest rare animal-parts trafficking ring ever uncovered in Hanoi, a police official said Wednesday.

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vendredi 24 septembre 2010

Vietnam charges restaurant owner with wildlife trafficking

Hanoi - Authorities in Vietnam's Central Highlands have brought criminal charges against a restaurant owner accused of trafficking endangered wild animals, a local official said Friday.

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mercredi 22 septembre 2010

German scientists discover rare ape species in Asia

BERLIN — German scientists said on Tuesday they had discovered a new rare and endangered ape species in the tropical rainforests between Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia by its distinctive song.

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lundi 20 septembre 2010

Vietnam police seize large amount of animal bones

Police in Vietnam's capital seized hundreds of pounds of bones from endangered tigers and other animals in raids targeting suspected poachers who hunt animals for traditional medicines, state media reported Friday.

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jeudi 6 mai 2010

Smuggled elephant tusks seized in Vietnam

Hanoi - Vietnamese customs inspectors have discovered over 2 tons of elephant tusks hidden in two shipping containers of dried seaweed from Kenya, an official said Thursday.

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mardi 23 mars 2010

Nearly 100 kgs ivory seized in Vietnam

Vietnamese police have seized about 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of ivory near the border with China, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

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mercredi 24 février 2010

Thousands in Vietnam say goodbye to dead whale

HANOI — Thousands of people in southern Vietnam have turned out to say goodbye to a whale whose corpse fishermen found floating off the country's coast, an official said Tuesday.

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samedi 28 novembre 2009

80 wild elephants left in Vietnam

HANOI - There are only 80 elephants left in the wild in Vietnam, and they are in danger due to illegal hunting and deforestation, state media reported Friday.

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samedi 17 octobre 2009

Two frozen tigers seized in Vietnam

HANOI — Environmental authorities have seized two frozen tigers in Vietnam, where only a few dozen of the animals remain in the wild, state-linked media said Saturday.

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dimanche 13 septembre 2009

Vietnam police say 849 endangered turtles rescued

HANOI — Vietnamese police have rescued 849 critically endangered hawksbill turtles, police and news reports said Saturday.

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lundi 7 septembre 2009

Vietnam racing faces big problem over small jockeys

HANOI – With its small horses and tiny jockeys, racing at Vietnam's only track is a low-key affair receiving high-level attention as officials threaten a crackdown on under-age riders.

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vendredi 21 août 2009

Vietnam police seize elephant tusks

Hanoi - Police in Vietnam have seized nearly 100 kilograms of elephant tusks concealed in a car headed for Hanoi, state media reported Friday.

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dimanche 14 juin 2009

Testing begins to save legendary Vietnam turtle

HANOI — Researchers have begun testing mechanical "SediTurtles" they say will protect a legendary Vietnamese turtle while cleaning the historical lake in which the creature lives.

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