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.
Tree-planting festival greens up localities Society

Tree-planting festival greens up localities

Tree planting, an annual practice in Lunar New Year (Tet) festival initiated by President Ho Chi Minh, took place in various localities nationwide on February 11, the seventh day of the first lunar month.
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.
Vietnam’s protected forest dwindling Environment

Vietnam’s protected forest dwindling

Despite positive reports from authorities on the steady increase of the national forest cover, the size of the country’s protected forest is in fact decreasing at an alarming rate, experts said.