Vietnamese Rhino Horn Trafficking Arrests

In the first six months of 2012, wildlife protection authorities have arrested 43 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.

Source:  Adam Vaughan, “Affluent Vietnamese driving rhino horn poaching in South Africa, report warns,” Guardian, July 23, 2012.