People – the best way to protect forests

By using people to protect forests, the Tam Dao National Park and Buffer Zone Management Project (TDMP) has provided a lot of useful lessons, said an official from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

Vietnam attends Asian political party conference

A Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) delegation led by its External Affairs Commission’s Permanent Deputy Head, Pham Xuan Son, attended a recent International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP).

Funds committed to conserve biodiversity

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund in Indochina has granted over 2 million USD to 14 civil society organisations to conserve biodiversity in the region over the last year.

Rare wild cattle on verge of extinction

An international working group dedicated to saving the sao la , a rare species of wild cattle in the mountains of Viet Nam and Laos, has warned of its possible extinction.

Poachers threaten rare species

Illegal hunting and trading of wildlife are increasing at an alarming rate, posing a serious threat to rare and endangered species, conservationists have said.

Tourist waste pollutes seas, rivers

Although a booming tourism industry has turned Vietnam into one of the hottest destination in all of Asia , rampant waste by the same industry is destroying the country’s charming coasts and waterways.
According to the Nha Trang Bay Reserve, every day nearly 10 tonnes of waste water are let into the sea by tourism facilities and locals in Nha Trang City .
Culture - Sports

Theatrical ancestors worshipped

The royal Theatre Troupe of the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre honoured the ancestors of tuong (classical theatre) at the theatre’s ancestral temple on Sept. 3 by performing original worshipping rituals.

Thailand to propose ASEAN-OPEC Energy Dialogue

Thailand will propose a regular dialogue between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to ensure Southeast Asia maintains a link with the powerful group.