Officers stand guard next to seized ivory tusks

Smuggled ivory seized in Vietnam: media

2011-10-01 - Ha Noi, Vietnam.

Vietnamese police have seized more than 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of ivory believed smuggled from abroad, state-controlled media reported on Friday. Officers arrested three Vietnamese transporting the banned cargo on Thursday in a van through the north-central province of Nghe An, the reports said. Pictures of the haul showed more than two dozen tusks.

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Le Van Thao poses with an elephant on his trip to the Central Highlands to photograph the last tamed ones.

Postcards in fight to save elephants

2011-09-30 - Ha Noi, Vietnam.

A recently released postcard book titled Nhung Nguoi Ban Lon (The Giant Friends) features 51 elephants that work with families living in the Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) province of Dac Lac. A photograph, biography and the characteristics of each elephant cover a double page colour spread, along with the slogan: "Don´t let elephants become a memory".

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Three men sentenced for smuggle in elephant tusk case

2006-07-01 - HA NOI, Vietnam.

Three men accused of involvement in a smuggling case involving 276 elephant tusks and 400kg of hawksbill turtle shells were sentenced in a Ha Noi Court yesterday. The smuggling ring was first uncovered by authorities in late 2004.

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Vietnamese Elephant tusk smugglers prosecuted

2004-12-06 - Ha Noi, Vietnam. Vietnam News Agency

Ha Noi (VNA) - Director of the Duc Minh Import Export Joint Stock Company
Nguyen Duc Minh and his wife have been charged with the smuggling of 730 kg
of elephant tusks, trade in which is banned in Viet Nam.

Minh and his wife had fled right after the ivory was found at the company's
warehouse on Nguyen Van Cu street in the Long Bien District, Ha Noi, early
Dec. 4.

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4 Headlines about Elephants from Ha Noi2011-10-01 - Ha Noi, Vietnam - Smuggled ivory seized in Vietnam: media 2011-09-30 - Ha Noi, Vietnam - Postcards in fight to save elephants 2006-07-01 - HA NOI, Vietnam - Three men sentenced for smuggle in elephant tusk case 2004-12-06 - Ha Noi, Vietnam - Vietnamese Elephant tusk smugglers prosecuted

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