Conference promotes value of biosphere reserves for sustainable development

Effective management of biosphere reserves plays an important role in achieving sustainable development goals, through the promotion of new initiatives for economic development, while ensuring social, cultural and environmental sustainability, said Hoang Thi Thanh Nhan, Deputy Director of the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Agency (NBCA) ...

Additional documentation required for Ka Pet Water Reservoir project

The People’s Committee of Binh Thuan Province has announced that the environmental impact assessment report for the Ka Pet Water Reservoir project must supplement additional documentation that includes the dam breach contingency plan and a biodiversity assessment. This is necessary due to the project’s impact ...

Bao Nghi (translator)

Workshop talks restoration of flooded areas in Mekong Delta

A workshop on launching a project to take nature-based solutions for the restoration of flooded areas and natural processes in the Mekong Delta took place in An Giang province on September 15.At the event, a WWF Vietnam representative said they will conduct studies and propose nature-based solutions for the ...

Over 600ha of forest in Binh Thuan to be felled for national reservoir project

The important national Ka Pet Water Reservoir project in My Thanh Commune of Binh Thuan Province’s Ham Thuan Nam District was decided by the National Assembly to invest in 2019. More than 619 hectares of natural forests including special-use forests, protected forests and production forests ...

Dan Thuy

The man with practical initiative to protect Can Gio forest

With a smartphone, it is now easy for Bui Nguyen The Kiet to monitor the status of 35,000-hectare Can Gio mangrove forest and manage patrolling missions in each zone.Kiet wished to apply technology into the forest management task, leading to the birth of the initiative ...

Huong Vuong

Expanding payment mechanisms for ecosystem services to bolster conservation efforts

In a bid to enhance the conservation and restoration of natural ecosystems and diverse wildlife within the country, the application of payment mechanisms for environmental services rendered by forests is being recommended for broader ecosystems.The Forest Protection and Development Fund has been instrumental in deploying the ...

No shortcuts for CBT

Developing community-based tourism (CBT) is a long journey, requiring sustainable cooperation among many sides to either create livelihoods for the local community or generate profits for businesses and make the destinations attractive without harming the local culture and environment.Keep reading ...

Nhan Tam

Conservation of wetland habitats contributes to carbon storage

The conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services of wetlands (Ramsar sites) has contributed to sustainable socio-economic development, carbon storage, climate change adaptation, environmental protection, and nature and biodiversity preservation.Dr. Du Van Toan from the Institute of Environmental Science, Seas and Islands under the ...

Vietnam has 11 'natural laboratories' to study sustainable development

Vietnam currently has 11 world biosphere reserves. These are “natural laboratories” for the country to apply a global approach on new solutions to achieve the ultimate goal of sustainable development.According to Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Vo Tuan Nhan, Vietnam is facing the ...

Hung Vo

Better policies needed to develop ocean economy

Việt Nam’s marine science and technology resources remain limited, while businesses face difficulties accessing new production technologies due to high costs.Based on the need for sustainable development of the national marine economy, Việt Nam issued Resolution No. 36-NQ/TW in 2018, on a strategy for the sustainable development ...

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