Environment and natural resources

Environmental and biodiversity protection

Role of community on natural resource management needs to be increased

Vietnam’s existing legal system on land, forestry, fishery and biodiversity resources provides great opportunities to further enhance the empowerment of local communities through the models of co-management of natural resources. Such models help address the impacts of climate change and the need for more sustainable ...

Ministry suggests bypass to keep highway out of Dong Nai biosphere reserve

The Ministry of Transport has suggested a bypass in place of a highway proposed to be built through a world biosphere reserve in the southern Dong Nai Province.In a letter to Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Thursday, the ministry said it is not feasible ...

Phuoc Tuan

Restoration of wetland forest ecosystems

The downside of promoting economic development in the Mekong Delta with high intensity has caused many consequences for natural forests, especially mangroves, melaleuca forests, and protected forests. The conservation and regeneration of the wetland forest ecosystem help people improve their livelihoods and adapt to climate ...

Concrete maker proposes industrial complex adjoining world-recognized national park

A concrete maker in the Mekong Delta has proposed the building of an industrial complex next to a world-recognized national park, despite warnings of severely negative environmental impacts.The proposal submitted by the Ha Thanh Concrete Company in Dong Thap Province would have the industrial complex ...

Ngoc Tai

Adaptation part of National Strategy on Climate Change for 2050

Việt Nam will prioritise protecting and managing forests as part of a National Strategy on Climate Change for 2050, enhancing restoration, community participation and employment opportunities in the forestry sector. Between now and 2030, the country will focus on forestry protection and restoration, promoting mangrove, coastal ...

Experts evaluate Việt Nam's eco-industrial park model

Experts from UNIDO and Việt Nam shared their knowledge to evaluate the eco-industrial park model according to the international framework, at a recent online workshop. The workshop is part of the project “Eco-industrial parks intervention in Việt Nam – Perspective from the Global Eco-Industrial Park Programme” ...

Vietnam strives to conserve, sustainably use wetlands

A national action plan on the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands in the 2021-2030 period has been issued, with priority given to recover important wetlands that are under degradation. The plan aims to complete the investigation, statistics and inventory of the wetland database at ...

Local communities lend a hand to forest protection

Kon Ka Kinh National Park, located in the Kon Hà Nừng Plateau Biosphere Reserve, the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai, is being protected thanks to the engagement of the local ethnic minority community. Twenty-six communities of the Bahnar ethnic group have been assigned the ...

US funds Mekong Delta coastal habitat protection

A project to conserve coastal habitats in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta has been launched with financial support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The project, called the Mekong Delta Coastal Habitat Conservation project, was announced during U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris’s visit to Vietnam in ...

Minh Nga

Project targets to plant additional 20,000 hectares of forest in response to climate change

Vietnam will strive to plant an additional 20,000 hectares of forest, including 9,800 hectares of mangrove forest and 10,200 hectares of forest for shielding from winds in the 2021-2030 period.The target has been set under a project on protecting and developing coastal forests to respond ...

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