What do pangolins, bears, tigers and rhinos have in common?
They are all used in traditional medicine. The impact of the demand for unfounded ‘magic cures’ is the very real possibility of extinction for these species.
Hanoi October 11, 2016: The 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties of CITES in Johannesburg, South Africa was wrapped up last week with positive outcomes for many endangered species which are victims of illicit global trafficking.
Hanoi, September 2016, People who buy or use rhino horn embarrass themselves and their country, the latest Education for Nature-Vietnam (ENV) public service announcement (PSA) hits out.
You would expect those who enforce the law to observe it themselves. However that was not the case involving a report of a bear illegally held in captivity. For the bear was being kept at the offices of local authorities in Dak Lak!