Sustainable crab catching a boon for islanders Society

Sustainable crab catching a boon for islanders

It’s sunrise on the Cham Islands. Members of the local land crab cooperative rush home with baskets full of crabs after a night hunting in the hilly forest. The catch is reported to the cooperative management board before their shell size is measured and, if they meet the criteria, a label attached denoting they are for legal sale at the market.
Thailand pilots new forestation plan World

Thailand pilots new forestation plan

The Royal Forest Department of Thailand is introducing a new forest plantation model that it says can cut costs while creating more green space.
Vietnam Social Value Alliance launched in Tra Vinh Society

Vietnam Social Value Alliance launched in Tra Vinh

The Vietnam Social Value Alliance, which aims to promote coordination among multiple agencies in addressing environmental and social issues, made its debut in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh on April 23.
Forested area down due to floods Environment

Forested area down due to floods

The planted forest area in Vietnam reached 128,800 hectares in the first eight months of this year, a year-on-year decline of 8.7 percent, due to floods in northern mountainous provinces in August.
Mass graves found in Malay-Thai border ASEAN

Mass graves found in Malay-Thai border

Malaysia police said on August 23 that they had found mass graves containing the remains of 24 people believed to be human trafficking victims in ​ Burma area near the border with Thailand.
Society

Community key to fighting climate-change

Integration of climate-change adaption strategies into policy development, especially at the community level, is needed to cope with weather changes in Vietnam's coastal areas, speakers urged at a workshop held in Can Gio last week.
Culture - Sports

Russian reps to join FAM trips in Quang Nam

Representatives from Russian travel agencies and media organisations will join familiarisation (FAM) trips to destinations in Quang Nam on June 21-26, the provincial department of culture, sport and tourism confirmed on May 14.
Javan rhino wiped out in Vietnam Environment

Javan rhino wiped out in Vietnam

The critically endangered Javan Rhino has been wiped out in Vietnam , WWF Vietnam and the International Rhino Foundation confirmed in a report released on Oct. 25.