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WCS VIETNAM

Viet Nam is one of the largest destination countries and processors of illegal wildlife products in the world. A wide range of species are of concern and at risk of extinction because of overexploitation and habitat loss. In 2007, the Viet Nam Red List identified 882 species (418 animals and 464 plants) as threatened, an increase of 161 species from the first assessment (1992 – 1996). In this time 10 species moved from being classified as endangered to extinct in the wild. 
The Wildlife Conservation Society Vietnam program has worked in Vietnam since 2006 with a focus on combatting illegal wildlife trafficking. WCS Vietnam works to degrade, disrupt, and dismantle wildlife trafficking networks and reduce poaching pressure on wildlife populations. WCS Vietnam has strong relationships with government, law enforcement agencies, and works with the Vietnamese Government to enhance their ability to successfully stamp out the illegal wildlife trade. 

In the News

16 May 2017 - Thanh Hoa: 31 pangolins hidden in truck carrying aquatic products
     - On May 14, at Nguyen Vien Bridge (Dong Hai, Thanh Hoa), the anti-smuggling units of the economic police in the northern province of Thanh Hoa stopped a truck which transported 31 pangolins weighing 122.3 kg.  The driver Vu Trong Hung (47 years old) confessed to transporting the pangolin and products from the central province of Nghe to the northern province of Quang Ninh for consumption. [VN] [EN].

12 May 2017 - VIETNAM WILDLIFE TRADE NEWS
Two men prosecuted for trading wild animal products
     - In a follow-up on the news about a wildlife trafficking ring in Vietnam, Nguyen Mau Chien (47 years old) and Nguyen Van Tung (34 years old) were arrested and prosecuted on May, 10th 2017 for their involvement in the illegal trafficking of wild animal products including elephant tusks and rhino horns. [VN] [EN]

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In the news

October 31, 2017

International Wildlife Trade News - 31 October 2017

Daily Wildlife Conservation Society news scan of all stories relating to the illegal wildlife trade around the world.
October 31, 2017

Viet Nam Wildlife Trade News - 31 October 2017

Daily Wildlife Conservation Society news scan of all stories relating to the illegal wildlife trade in Viet Nam.

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