QUANG BINH - The board of the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in central Quang Binh Province has launched legal proceedings against two poachers accused of violating regulations on protection of endangered animals.
On February 16, rangers at the Tro Mong Forest Management Unit, had found Hoang Van Thang and Ho Duc Trong from Bo Trach District transporting two packs of slain wild animals.
The packs weighed 42 kilograms and contained the remains of a chamois, which has been listed as an endangered animal in Viet Nam's Red Book.
The two suspects admitted to having caught the chamois at the park and to their intention of selling it for profit.
The management board of the park has transferred the case to the police of the Bo Trach District for further investigation.
Previously, on April 3, two persons in the province's Minh Hoa District were caught for violating similar rules under Article 190 of the Penal Code.
Cao Xuan Manh and Dinh Tien Phuong were caught red-handed while transporting two packs of 13 dried animal skins, which were identified as those of the Ha Tinh langur.