Dak Nong moves to protect endangered animals

The Ta Dung Natural Reserve in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong has implemented a programme to monitor Cha Va Chan Den (black-shanked douc) and several species of the pheasant family as part of efforts to protect rare animals.

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.
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.
Endemic turtles come home from Europe Environment

Endemic turtles come home from Europe

As many as 71 individuals of Annam leaf turtle (Mauremys annamensis), an endemic tortoise species of Vietnam , have been sent from zoos in the Netherlands and Germany back to their native land.

Biodiversity in environmental impact assessment

Experts from Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) gathered at a seminar in Hanoi on August 15 to mull over environmental planning and biodiversity preservation, an important part in the process of assessing impacts on the environment.

Wild elephant deaths investigation ordered

The Yok Don National Park has asked local authorised agencies to conduct an investigation into why two wild elephants died on Aug. 25 in Central Highlands Dak Lak Province 's Ea Sup District.
Rhino horn claim ‘unfounded' Environment

Rhino horn claim ‘unfounded'

The latest report by the wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC has claimed the record-high rhino poaching in South Africa is being fed by a surging demand from Vietnam, identifying the country as the main market for rhino horn.

VN, South Africa act on wildlife protection

A delegation from Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Vietnam is on a working visit to South Africa from Sept. 26-Oct. 1 at the invitation of the biodiversity and natural conservation agency under the Ministry of Environmental Affairs.

Reserve set for rare antelope

The central province of Quang Nam has decided to established a natural reserve for sao la, a mysterious twin-horned creature, near the border of Vietnam and Laos, which will be under management of its provincial Forestry Protection Department.


Measures to preserve rare antelope discussed

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in coordinated with the Forest Ranger Sub-Department of the central province of Thua Thien Hue recently held a seminar on measures to reserve Sao La, a rare antelope.

Vision needed to reduce pollution costs

A senior government leader warned that the nation will pay more dearly for having neither a vision nor a full understanding of environmental protection, as he sounded the alert on rampant violations of environment law, with violators becoming more cunning and sophisticated in their actions.