Chu Mom Ray National Park in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum is stepping up patrols to protect the local wildlife habitat, after a gaur (a type of bison) was killed by a truck recently.
More than 400 university students have learned about pangolins, the world’s most trafficked mammal, through activities held in Hanoi by the Save Vietnam’s Wildlife and the University of Forestry.
Scientists from the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology have discovered 700 psychedelic rock geckos (Cnemaspis psychedelica) on Hon Khoai island, Ngoc Hien district in the southernmost province of Ca Mau.
Vietnam is facing a worsening urban water environment amid a growing urban population, rising water supply and drainage demand, and unplanned construction.
Upgrading the water environment of Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake is necessary and urgent work, Vo Tien Hung, General Director of the Hanoi Sewage and Drainage Co Ltd., said.
The southern coastal province of Bac Lieu needs around 250 billion VND (11 million USD) to upgrade the local sea dikes which were damaged recently.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment plans to launch an “Action month for the environment” later this year to encourage stronger engagement of organisations, enterprises and the community in environmental protection.
The project Adaptation to Climate Change in the Mekong Delta (AMD) plans to spend more than 130 billion VND to help local farmers in Tra Vinh province switch to sustainable production models in 2017.
Ho Chi Minh City will undertake 14 projects to prevent erosion, including dredging of vulnerable waterways, at a cost of over 1.7 trillion VND (75 million USD) this year.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment plans to organise a national meeting and a number of activities in response to the World Water Day 2017 (March 22) in Bac Ninh city, the northern province of Bac Ninh from March 17-23.
Leaders of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho held a working session with a business delegation from the Japanese prefecture of Hiroshima on February 15.
A new technique that helps improve water drainage in urban areas has been proposed by a Japanese company. The technique will help clean underground pipelines without digging them up, saving energy and cost, and can be applied in emergencies.
Forest rangers were ramping up efforts to protect the seven-elephant herd which recently showed up at the forest edge in Quang Nam province’s Que Lam commune, the unit head said.
Two sea dykes in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu have been badly damaged by high tides, huge waves and strong winds, threatening the lives and properties of local residents.
Vietnam aims to develop the environmental industry into an important economic sector by 2025, which meets the demand for protecting the environment.
A delegation of World Bank experts had a working session with Binh Dinh authorities on February 14 seeking to address consequences of natural disasters in central provinces.
Vietnam is willing join hands with the international community in efforts to protect the marine environment while exploiting economic resources in a reasonable and effective manner in combination with the safeguarding of peace, security and sustainable growth of the country, said Vice National Assembly Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong.
Sink holes have been appearing over the past month in the Chợ Đồn District of the northern mountain province of Bac Kan, generating anxiety among local residents.