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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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