Hanoi: Lucky to accidentally catch wildlife?


On October 12, 2011, Mr. Nguyen Ba Toan, a fisherman, caught a 25.5 kg Asiatic soft-shell turtle (Amyda cartilaginea), measuring 1 m in length and 0.6 m in width. Two days later, the turtle was sold to a Chinese man.


Major tiger farmer sentenced to imprisonment


The world has been turned upside down on long-time suspected tiger trader Huynh Van Hai, owner of the Than Canh Tourism Park in Binh Duong province. Hai was sentenced on March 10 to three years in prison for selling tigers out the back door of his park, fourteen other people linked to Hai’s illegal activities, including his son, received sentences ranging from 18 months’ probation to 30 months in prison. In addition to imprisonment, Hai and two other subjects were fined more than VND 1.4 billion (about USD 70,000.00).


Elephant Poaching: Vanishing Giants


Asia is recognized as a major market for poached ivory, and this demand is pushing elephant poaching in Africa to dangerously high levels.


We’d like to share an excellent new fact sheet published by the African Conservation Foundation, IUCN NL and the Environmental Investigation Agency (UK), which highlights the brutal poaching methods and issues of ivory supply and demand. It also includes action plan to save this giant species.



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