Experts raise concerns over draining of wetlands Environment

Experts raise concerns over draining of wetlands

The loss and degradation of wetland areas are occurring more rapidly than in any other ecosystem due to large-scale land use changes, infrastructure development, altered water flow, and the impact of climate change.
Tourism boom threatens Cham Island ecosystem Environment

Tourism boom threatens Cham Island ecosystem

A large area of sea grass on the Cham Islands, off the coast of Hoi An, have been damaged due to the rapid increase in speed boats over the past several decades—another sign that mass tourism and unsustainable development threaten the rich ecosystem on the islands.
Improved rules, policies needed to protect marine resources Environment

Improved rules, policies needed to protect marine resources

Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Quy Kien has stressed the need to continue reviewing, evaluating and improving policies, regulations, strategies and planning schemes involving the management of natural resources and protection of marine environment.
Da Nang set to achieve robust maritime economic growth Business

Da Nang set to achieve robust maritime economic growth

The central coastal city of Da Nang has issued a planning for the economic development of sea and island areas to 2020 with the aim to optimise the locality’s strength and potential to create socio-economic development breakthroughs.
Can Gio Mangrove biosphere reserve Environment

Can Gio Mangrove biosphere reserve

Nearly 60 kilometres away from the centre of Ho Chi Minh City, Can Gio Mangrove has been recognised by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve with primeval forests and abundant floral cover. It was also the sight of a number of glorious battles in the past.