Vietnam recognised high biodiversity nation Environment

Vietnam recognised high biodiversity nation

Vietnam has been recognized as a nation with high biodiversity and is one of the countries on the list of priorities for global conservation, said Dr. Pham Anh Cuong, Deputy Director of the Biodiversity Conservation Department at an international symposium on biodiversity in Hanoi on Nov. 17.

Proposal to control invasive species

The Environment Department under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is looking to crack down on the import of exotic or alien species to Vietnam in a bid to protect local ecosystems.

French institute helps Nam Dinh treat waste

The French Institute for Cooperation between Europe, Asia, Africa and South America (ICEAL) has carried out a pilot project using micro-biology technology to treat polluted water in Y Yen, Nam Dinh province.

Banks to push sustainable projects

Financial institutions must play a more active role in promoting sustainable hydropower development in the lower Mekong river basin, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has said.

Vietnam joins global ecosystem service project

The Prime Minister has agreed to Vietnam joining the global ecosystem service project sponsored by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia boost energy cooperation

The signing of an agreement on energy cooperation topped the agenda of the Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia Energy Ministers’ Meeting that took place on July 22 in the highlands city of Da Lat, Lam Dong province.

Ethnic minorities go green

Ethnic minority people in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong have agreed to work together to fight against climate change.

First mangrove nursery built in Bac Lieu

The German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) organisation will invest 300 million VND to build the first nursery breeding trees for mangrove forests in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu.

Strolling in wonderland of ethnic minority people

In the words of the local Thai ethnic people, Pu Luong means the "highest peak". Its loftiest zenith towering 1,700m above the valleys of Quan Hoa and Ba Thuoc districts, in the northern province of Thanh Hoa, about 250km south of Hanoi.

Ca Mau hosts culture, tourism week to mark southern liberation day

A week of cultural and tourist activities started in the southernmost province of Ca Mau on April 25 to commemorate the 35 th anniversary of the liberation of southern Vietnam and receive the UNESCO’s decision recognising Ca Mau Cape as the world’s biosphere reserve.

Sea waters need urgent protection, says UN official

Sea waters beyond countries’ territories should be urgently protected from pollution and waste, said the United Nations (UN) Special Task Force on Marine Biodiversity in its meeting on February 2.