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Is Vietnam’s ivory trade fuelling the elephant poaching crisis?

VIETNAM’s illegal ivory markets are still thriving, according to a new report by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network. Over two surveys conducted between November 2016 and June 2017, TRAFFIC’s researchers found more than 10,000 ivory items being offered for sale across 852 physical outlets and 17 online platforms. This suggests …

Prefab restaurant built entirely from bamboo – Curbed

Walls not included We’ve seen prefab houses built from timber, glass, and salvaged materials, and now you can add bamboo to the list. This restaurant in Dong Hoi, Vietnam, is built entirely from bamboo parts that were prefabricated then assembled on site. Bambubuild via Designboom BambuBuild designed the restaurant with a soaring vaulted ceiling reminiscent …

Trứng Vịt Lộn – Gastro Obscura

In Vietnam, there are multiple ways to enjoy fertilized duck eggs. On the streets of Danang, Vietnam, large, alabaster-hued eggs simmer next to low tables. A late-night muncher takes a seat on a stool while the vendor busies herself piling pickled papaya in small bowl, ladling gingered fish sauce over …