Vietnam, South Africa enhance biodiversity conservation cooperation


Vietnam and South Africa signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to preserve and protect Biological diversity, announced the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development at a press conference in Hanoi on December 10.



Liver poisoning from rhino horn use


After hearing rumors that rhino horn could help to detoxify and treat many diseases, Mrs. Hoa (Hoang Mai district, Hanoi) bought it without even considering the price. However, after a period of use rhino horn, she felt tired and had developed red spots on her face.



Drafted Decision to ban importation of endangered species


The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) is composing a draft decision to completely ban the importing of all endangered wild animal species such as rhino, tiger, pangolin, black bear/ sun bear to be imported to Vietnam. The Prime Minister is expected to sign off on the decision by the end of the year.