Society

Alert on sea resources degradation

Scientists have raised the alert on the serious degradation of marine resources within over 1 million sq. km. of sea waters, with over 80 percent of coral reefs listed as endangered.
VN, Laos localities fight animal trafficking Environment

VN, Laos localities fight animal trafficking

Authorities of the central provinces of Quang Tri and Savannakhet of Vietnam and Laos are discussing ways to map out an action plan to fight the rising problem of cross-border trafficking of wild animals.
Society

Scientists find home of rare turtle

Scientists announced that they have discovered the natural habitat of a rare turle species, the Vietnamese box turtle (Cuora picturata), in forests on the Langbian Plateau in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong. 
Environment

Quang Nam to have another Sao La reserve

The central province of Quang Nam has decided to establish a conservation zone for Sao La (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis) , a wildlife species at risk of extinction living along the border between Vietnam and Laos.
New fish species found in Mekong River basin Society

New fish species found in Mekong River basin

The Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF) of Japan on February 24 announced a recorded total of 540 fish species, including numerous new species, in the Mekong River and Chao Phraya basin region.
Society

Vietnam steps up fight against wildlife trade

Representatives from key international and Vietnamese organisations are attending a workshop on strengthening international collaboration to tackle the illegal trans-border wildlife trade in Hanoi from December 2-3.
Society

Germany helps VN preserve biodiversity

The German government will provide 3 million EUR for the implementation of the phase 1 of the “Preservation of Biodiversity in Forest Ecosystems in Vietnam” project.
Society

WWF funds wildlife conservation in Hue

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) will provide 213,773 USD for a conservation project for Sao La deer (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis) in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.


Business

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.
Capital city assured of crafts conservation Society

Capital city assured of crafts conservation

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has promised investments in traditional crafts village conservation that will not only target production but also be friendly to the environment.