Biodiversity

Ecosystems

In Vietnam, stopping biodiversity degradation a challenging task

Dr Nguyen Ngoc Lung, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Forest Management and Forest Certification, explains that biodiversity degradation can be seen in three forms – biodiversity of ecosystems; of species; and genetic biodiversity.The national strategy on biodiversity protection by 2030 mentioned five major tasks, ...

Le Ha

Experts discuss report on ecosystem degradation

 The ‘Tentative agenda for national dialogue and consultation workshop on draft national ecosystem assessment report’ event was held by the Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (ISPONRE) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and its partners. Vietnam’s ecosystems are ...

Kien Giang province recovers protective forests

The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang has recovered its protective forests along coastal areas by enlisting the help of local residents to plant and protect mangrove trees. The management board in cooperation with the local households and organisations that protect mangrove forest buffer zones has protected ...

Laos builds more dams, scientists worry about Mekong’s ecosystem

Instead of requesting additional data used in the building of Pak Lay hydroelectric dam in Laos, Dr Le Anh Tuan, a Mekong River expert and deputy head of the Institute for Climate Change Research at Can Tho University, believes that it would be better to ...

Mai Lan
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157 new flora, fauna discovered in the Greater Mekong, Việt Nam contributes 58

Scientists discovered 157 new animal and plant species in the Greater Mekong region last year, according to a report titled  “New species on the block”. It describes three mammal, 23 fish, 14 amphibian, 26 reptile, and 91 plant species discovered in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and ...

VNS Reporter

Efforts needed to preserve wetlands

Wetlands play a major role in preserving biodiversity and fighting climate change in Vietnam, but the country is yet to establish firm strategies on how to preserve them. There are about 10 million hectares of wetlands in Vietnam spreading across eight ecological zones, including the Red ...

VietnamNet Reporter

Vietnam makes effort to protect coral reefs

Up to 25 percent of marine species reside under coral reefs, many of which have been damaged.Keep reading ...

Chi Mai

PM approves climate change, green growth programme

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has green lighted the target programme to cope with climate change and promote green growth during 2016-20.Keep reading ...

VNS reporter

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