Thursday, 6 March 2014

Vietnam Prime Minister tackles wildlife crime

March 2014: The enforcement of sanctions against wildlife crime is to be prioritised across all ministries, says Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, in order to combat poaching and trafficking of African elephant ivory and rhino horn. 

The move highlights that the Vietnamese Government sees wildlife crime not only as an environmental threat, but also as a threat to the country’s economy, national security, public health and international relationships. 

Among the key requests of the Directive are a strong judiciary response to prosecute those convicted of the sale and transport of rhino horn, ivory and other wildlife specimens; the deployment of inter-agency teams at border gates to detect and prevent smuggling of wildlife across Vietnam’s border; central agencies to co-ordinate investigations into trafficking syndicates; and education and mass media reporting on regulations on wildlife trade. 

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