Alleged Rhino Horn Kingpin Arrested
On April 27, 2017, in cooperation with Hoan Kiem District Police and Ha Dong District Police, Unit 2 of the Anti-Smuggling Police Department arrested Nguyen Mau Chien, the suspected leader of a major criminal network that traffics rhino horn, ivory, tigers and other high-value wildlife products to Vietnam. The arrest followed the seizure of 33kg of rhino horn at the Hanoi train station earlier on the morning of the 27th during which two of Chien's associates were arrested.
Bears transferred to Tam Dao
HOT: Two unchipped moonbears are on their way to Tam Dao bear sanctuary right now after being illegally taken from the wild as cubs.
The Gia Lai bear owner contacted ENV's wildlife crime hotline in late December wishing to voluntarily transfer the pair. We then got in touch with Gia Lai Forest Protection Department to set the wheels in motion. Today the bears are finally on their way to a new life.