Strong punishment for langur hunters


In July 2012, the Vietnamese public was shocked by photos posted on Facebook of a young man posing inhumanely with a dead langur. Now, almost six months later, the case is finally closed and the three hunters involved have been handed 28, 24 and 12 month prison sentences.



Rhino poaching spreading from South Africa to neighboring countries


More than 660 rhinos were hunted down in South Africa in 2012, making this country an international hot spot for rhino poaching. However, the poaching crisis now seems to be spreading and affecting neighboring countries as well.


16.5kg rhino horn seized at HCMC airport

On Jan 6th, enforcement officers at Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City detected a 33-year-old Vietnamese man displaying suspicious behavior after a journey from Mozambique.