Vietnam, South Africa sign agreement to help curb rhino poaching – Times LIVE

The Vietnamese and South African governments on Monday signed an agreement on the wildlife trade, a move hailed by conservationists as a “turning point in tackling rhino poaching crisis.”

“South Africa and Vietnam have publicly signalled their intention to get tough on the criminal syndicates behind the rhino poaching spree,” WWF-Greater Mekong Conservation Director Stuart Chapman said in a statement.

Although the agreement refers only in general terms to addressing illegal wildlife smuggling, “there are clear indications that rhino horn trafficking will be top of the new agenda on co-operation between the two nations”, the WWF said.

via Vietnam, South Africa sign agreement to help curb rhino poaching – Times LIVE.

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