Protecting Sea Turtles in Vietnam by Cultivating Local Stewards and Taking on Traffickers

Levi Novey, in our International Affairs Program, tells us about some of the work of the Marine Turtle Conservation Fund.



 A green sea turtle rests atop a bed of sea grass, one of its primary food sources. Photo by Baillieux Daniel via Flickr under a Creative Commons license


US, Vietnam strengthen cooperation in wildlife protection

US Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has said her visit to Vietnam on June 29-July 1 aims to boost the US-Vietnam cooperation in the fight against wildlife trafficking, including elephant, rhino, sea tortoise, tiger, and pangolin.

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French customs seize biggest ivory haul in nine years

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PARIS, June 11- French customs officials said Thursday they had intercepted 136 kilos of ivory shipped from the Democratic Republic of Congo en route to Vietnam — the biggest haul in nearly a decade.

Officials at Paris’s main Charles de Gaulle airport found a dozen elephant tusks chopped into 37 pieces hidden in cases under aluminium plates, possibly to confuse scanners.