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.



Phu Yen: Inappropriate settlement of confiscated wildlife


On August 11, Phu Yen authorities confiscated 16 Vietnamese pond turtles (Mauremys annamensis) while raiding a house in Dong Hoa district. All the confiscated turtles were found to be in poor health. Dong Hoa FPD immediately auctioned off the turtles to a local registered wildlife establishment one day later.