Endangered gaurs losing habitat in national park
The number of gaurs living in Ja Book Valley has been declining over the last 20 years as the grasslands where they used to roam have slowly been replaced by forests.
Green economy breeds sustainable development
The Communist Party and the Government of Vietnam have since long ago integrated green economy in their guidelines and policies, which have been turned into actions by sectors and local administrations.
Smart water management helps promote sustainable development
Experts shared information on smart water management policies and technologies for sustainable development during a workshop in Hanoi on August 8.
Việt Nam strengthens protection of rare sea turtles
Rare Vietnamese marine turtles are critically threatened due to illegal hunting, despite the animals having the highest level of legal protection.
Nearly 7 bln VND for wildlife preservation in central Truong Son Range
The central province of Thua Thien-Hue has recently launched a project to preserve wildlife in the central area of Truong Son Mountain Range using non-refundable aid from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Vietnam.
Tràm Chim park needs better water, fire management to conserve eco-system
Proper management of water and fires at the Tràm Chim National Park in Đồng Tháp Province holds the key to preserving the Ramsar site’s eco-system, experts have said.
Only 11 sarus cranes spotted at Tram Chim National Park
Only 11 sarus cranes, the tallest species of flying birds on earth, have been spotted this year at Tram Chim National Park in Dong Thap province - which used to be the top destination of the bird in the Mekong Delta region.
Greater Mekong region tries to stop devastation
The Greater Mekong region, once the world’s most densely forested area, has lost a third of its natural forest cover and will lose another third by 2030 unless action is taken immediately, according to a new World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) report.
Policies encourage renewable energy development
New preferential policies have encouraged both local and international firms to invest in renewable energy, according to authorities.
Strong actions needed to not turn Vietnam into world’s scrap destination
To prevent Vietnam becoming a destination for scrap from other countries, ministries, sectors and localities need to enhance coordination in managing scrap imports and use of scrap as production material, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha has said.
37 pangolins, turtles found in bus from Laos
Environment police in central Hà Tĩnh Province discovered the illegal transport of 37 rare, wild animals from Laos to neighboring Nghệ An Province during the weekend.
C40 promises to help Hanoi combat climate change
With abundant financial resources, the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) could help Hanoi with climate change response, said C40 Executive Director Mark Watts.
Programme promotes actions for green Ha Long
Training on waste collection and classification, a contest on initiatives to reduce plastic rubbish and beach clean-up campaigns were featured at the programme “Action for a Green Ha Long: Towards zero-waste tour programmes” organised in Ha Long Bay, the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh on June 14.
IUCN launches event calling for zero waste
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), has organised a programme to introduce the zero-waste concept to companies in the tourism and hospitality sectors.
USAID-funded project helps minimise plastic waste in Thua Thien-Hue
The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided a non-refundable assistance package worth 53,858 USD for the central province of Thua Thien-Hue to implement a project to recycle urban waste.
Forest database key for Việt Nam
Vietnamese people can control their own forest resources, ensure food security and diversify their income by using Management Information System for Forest Sector in Việt Nam (FORMIS).
International partners join Việt Nam to combat plastic pollution
Dozens of embassies and international organisations marked the World Environment Day (June 5) by signing a Code of Conduct on Combating Plastic Pollution.
Action month on environmental protection launched in Binh Dinh
An action month on environmental protection was launched in the south central province of Binh Dinh on June 4, themed “Resolving pollution caused by plastic and nylon”.
Hoi An bicycle project wins global award
The ‘Establishing Comprehensive Bicycle Plan and Free/low-cost Bicycle Sharing Programme in Hoi An city’ project scooped the Global Urban Mobility Challenge Award of the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative.
Medical students, lecturers discourage illegal wildlife products
Students and lecturers from five of Việt Nam’s traditional medicine universities developed communications strategies to combat the use of illegal wildlife products in traditional medicinal treatments.
Environment protection needed in tourism development
More tourists now choose national parks as their destinations, which is a positive signal but also exerts pressure on ecosystem and environment.
Main tasks and solutions on environmental protection in 2018
With the determination of the whole political system, the efforts of the Government, Ministries, sectors and localities, the environmental protection in 2017 has achieved many outstanding results.
Measures taken to preserve biodiversity in U Minh Thuong National Park
As many as 140 hectares of forest will be planted in U Minh Thuong National Park in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang in 2018, while various measures will be carried out to preserve biodiversity in the park.
Vietnam’s practical activities in response to Earth Day
Nearly 2,000 volunteers collected waste at public places in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) on April 22 in response to Earth Day 2018 which has the theme of “End Plastic Pollution.”
Việt Nam and US launch first energy security dialogue
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Hoang Quoc Vuong and Sandra Oudkirk, Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of Energy Resources of the US co-chaired the first Vietnam-US Energy Security Dialogue in Hanoi on March 30.
Prime Minister puts focus on natural disasters
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has ordered ministries, sectors and localities to use their resources more efficiently to better cope with natural disasters, which are striking the country more frequently and severely due to climate change.
Việt Nam struggling to protect water resources
Việt Nam is struggling to find solutions, especially ‘green’ solutions to address challenges in water resources management with environmental damage, climate change and unsustainable water exploitation driving the water-related crisis.
Water pollution alert sounded nationwide
Water found in some 71 per cent of Hà Nội’s wells is contaminated with higher than permitted levels of phosphate. This was revealed in a research conducted by the Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment.
JR.NBA Vietnam presented by Dutch Lady promotes active lifestyles to youth
On March 19, 2018, the National Basketball Association announced that the Jr. NBA, the league’s global youth basketball returned to Vietnam for the fifth consecutive year with the presenting partner of Dutch Lady, one of the brands of FrieslandCamina Vietnam.
National land database to be completed in 2020
According to Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, in two years’ time, a national land database will be completed and information on land from the smallest administrative unit to the central level would be available.
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