Saturday, September 17, 2011

Vietnam joins the fight against rhino poaching

By Khanyisa Tabata
17 September 2011

Vietnamese officials are to visit South Africa later this month for talks on curbing rhino poaching.

Environmental Affairs says the visit will also focus on what can be done to curtail the illegal trade in rhino horn.

Spokesperson Albi Modise says the visit follows a trip to Vietnam by senior South African officials late last year.

Vietnamese residents are widely reported to be driving the demand for the horn, which is used, in powdered form, in various traditional medicines.

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