Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Vietnam May Destroy Its Illegal Ivory, Rhino Horn and Tiger Bone

By Megan Gannon, News Editor | March 24, 2014 05:54pm ET

Vietnam could be the latest country to destroy its stockpiles of illegal wildlife products.

Officials with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam say they are considering crushing rhino horn, elephant ivory and tiger bone, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced.

"In recent years, the international community has recognized that Vietnamese citizens have emerged as key players in global illegal wildlife trade, as traders, transporters, traffickers and end-consumers for wildlife," Susan Lieberman, WCS executive director of conservation policy, said in a statement, applauding the move.

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