Vietnamese Rhino Horn Trafficking Arrests

In the first six months of 2012, there have been 43 arrests of Asian nationals for rhino horn trafficking in South Africa. 24 were from Vietnam.

Despite having a large black market in rhino horns, there have been zero seizures of rhino horns in the country since 2008.

In 2011, at least 443 rhinos were killed in South Africa.

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Online Advertisements for Wildlife in China

In April 2012, international wildlife monitoring group TRAFFIC found 3,389 online advertisements for wildlife products such as tiger bone, elephant ivory, rhino horns and hawksbill turtle products. The various wildlife products were being offered through 15 different e-commerce sites and auction websites written in Chines

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