Vietnam, South Africa sign wildlife deal

2012-12-10 18:39
(Green Renaissance)

(Green Renaissance)

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Hanoi - 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 is looking forward to receiving the close co-operation from Vietnamese partners to stop the illegal trade of rhino horns from South Africa to Vietnam," Edna Molewa, South Africa's Water and Environmental Affairs Minister, said at the signing ceremony in Hanoi.

Vietnam is believed to be the largest market for illegally sourced rhino horn, which some buyers believe can cure diseases.

Read more on:    wwf  |  vietnam  |  conservation  |  rhino poaching
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