Travel

Number of visitors to Con Dao surges after Tet holiday

After the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday, the Vietnam Air Services Company (VASCO) operated five or six daily flights on the Ho Chi Minh City - Con Dao route, said Trinh Thi Phuong, head of the VASCO branch in Con Dao.
World

Indonesian rhinos on verge of extinction

Due to illegal hunting and deforestation over the years, the number of rhinos have diminished from about 800 individuals to just 100, Executive Director of Yayasan Badak Indonesia (YABI) Widodo Ramono was quoted as saying by a Jakarta-based Vietnam News Agency reporter.
Saola rediscovered in Vietnam in 15 years Environment

Saola rediscovered in Vietnam in 15 years

Saola (known as Pseudoryx nghetinhensis), one of the rarest and most threatened mammals on the planet, has been photographed for the first time in Vietnam since 1998, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
The fight to keep langurs swinging free Environment

The fight to keep langurs swinging free

A group of biologists have spent days trailing a troop of primates in Kon Ka Kinh National Park, before they eventually caught up with about 30 gray-shanked douc langurs having an afternoon meal in the treetops some 30 metres above the ground.
Workshop promotes preservation of primate Environment

Workshop promotes preservation of primate

Eighty domestic and foreign experts gathered at an international workshop in northern Ninh Binh province on October 9 to discuss how to protect rare and precious primate species in Vietnam.
Phu Quoc moves to protect endangered ‘sea cow’ Environment

Phu Quoc moves to protect endangered ‘sea cow’

The animal protection organisation Wildlife At Risk (WAR) and the Phu Quoc Island Preservation Zone together launched a campaign in the island district on October 6, calling for the protection of Dugongs and other rare marine animals in danger of extinction.
Environment

Rhino horn isn’t magic, but saving is

At a recent conference in Hanoi, experts delivered a message that rhino horn is not a magical medicine or a status symbol, and called for efforts to save the endangered wild animals. Report by the Nhan Dan Online.
Business

Kon Tum province invests in Ngoc Linh ginseng

Ngoc Linh ginseng, a precious medicinal species indigenous to the mountain of the same name in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum, has been conserved and developed to become a key commercial product.