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Technical meeting between Viet Nam and Cambodia on strengthening cross-border collaboration to combat wildlife trafficking

Technical meeting between Viet Nam and Cambodia on strengthening cross-border collaboration to combat wildlife trafficking
(March 28, 2019)   -   Da Nang, March 25-26, 2019, representatives from Customs of Viet Nam and Cambodia and Cambodian National Police met in Da Nang to discuss cross-border collaboration to combat wildlife trafficking.

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Enhancing prosecution capacity in handling wildlife-related crimes

Enhancing prosecution capacity in handling wildlife-related crimes
(March 19, 2019)   -   Hanoi, March 15, 2019: 20 Vietnamese and Mozambican prosecutors have just completed a training course entitled 'Enhancing the prosecution capacity in handling wildlife-related crimes', co-hosted by Vietnam Supreme People’s Procuracy (SPP), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Hanoi Procuratorate University (March 11-15, 2019). After course, the 11 trained Mozambican prosecutors will play key roles in development and implementation of nation-wide trainings for prosecutors in their home c...

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Strengthening transcontinental cooperation to combat illegal wildlife trade between Vietnam and Mozambique

Strengthening transcontinental cooperation to combat illegal wildlife trade between Vietnam and Mozambique
(January 24, 2019)   -   The delegation from Ministry of Public Security of Vietnam has finished its study tour to exchange experience with the National Criminal Investigation Service (SERNIC), Attorney General’s Office (PGR), and National Administration of Conservation Areas (ANAC) of Mozambique.

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Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty between Vietnam and Mozambique

Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty between Vietnam and Mozambique
(December 06, 2018) A Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) on criminal matters was officially signed by Le Minh Tri - Prosecutor General of the Supreme People’s Procuracy (SPP) of Vietnam and Joaquim Verissimo – Minister of Justice, Constitutional and Religious Affairs of Mozambique on December 3, 2018 in Maputo. The signing was witnessed by Carlos Agostinho Rosario - Prime Minister of Mozambique and Tran Quoc Vuong - politburo member and permanent member of the Central Committee’s...

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Implementation of smartphone-based environmental DNA testing and capture technologies to detect Rafetus swinhoei in the wild

Implementation of smartphone-based environmental DNA testing and capture technologies to detect Rafetus swinhoei in the wild
(May 24, 2018)   -   Ha Noi, April 26 to May 9, 2018: A training workshop introducing eDNA (environmental DNA)  and smartphone-based testing  for  the Swinhoe’s Giant Softshell Turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) , also known as Hoan Kiem turtle,  took place at Dong Mo  and Xuan Khanh lakes from April 26 to May 9, 2018.

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The United States Helps Vietnam Combat Wildlife Crime

The United States Helps Vietnam Combat Wildlife Crime
(May 21, 2018)   -   The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) officially launched the USAID Saving Species project.  U.S. Ambassador Daniel J. Kritenbrink, Permanent Deputy Minister of MARD Dr. Ha Cong Tuan, representatives of the MARD Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species Management Authority of Vietnam, and other government and NGO stakeholders attended the launch.

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Viet Nam and China strengthen cooperation in border areas to combat illegal wildlife trafficking

Viet Nam and China strengthen cooperation in border areas to combat illegal wildlife trafficking
(November 02, 2017)   -   the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in partnership with Guangxi Anti-smuggling Office, commenced the “Joint training on combating illegal wildlife trafficking for border enforcement officers of Quang Ninh and Lang Son Province (Viet Nam) and Guangxi Province (China)” in Pingxiang, Guangxi, China. This two-day joint training welcomed more than 40 participants from national and subnational law enforcement agencies from the two countries, including the Customs, Border Army...

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Vietnam – Indonesia Bilateral Dialogue: Boosting cooperation to combat illegal wildlife trade

Vietnam – Indonesia Bilateral Dialogue: Boosting cooperation to combat illegal wildlife trade
(August 02, 2017)   -   Viet Nam – Indonesia Bilateral Meeting on Strengthening Cooperation to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade organized in Hanoi from August 1-2, 2017, is the next important step forward to boost cooperation and strengthen high-level commitment in law enforcement to combat wildlife crime between Vietnam and Indonesia. The meeting was co-organized by the CITES Management Authority of Vietnam under the Vietnam Administration of Forestry (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development), in collaboratio...

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Viet Nam to place a police attaché in Mozambique to fight transnational crimes

Viet Nam to place a police attaché in Mozambique to fight transnational crimes
(April 03, 2017) Maputo – 3 April 2017, the Ministry of Public Security of Viet Nam has announced in their visit to the Ministry of Interior of Mozambique that they will advise the official start date of a police attaché from Viet Nam to Mozambique in the second half of this year. Following the invitation of Mr Mário Jorge, the Director of International Relations Office of the Interior Ministry of Mozambique, Major General Tran Van Tat, the Director of International Cooperation Department of...

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