Environment and natural resources

Environmental and biodiversity protection

Deforestation caused by rubber vastly underestimated: study

Deforestation for rubber cultivation has been “substantially underestimated”, and is two to three times higher than generally assumed, a new study said Wednesday.Using satellite data and cloud computing, scientists said they compiled the first detailed accounting of deforestation for rubber production in Southeast Asia — ...

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)

HCM City’s Can Gio reserve nominated as Ramsar site

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has nominated Can Gio Biosphere Reserve on its outskirts as a Ramsar site, a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.It includes a mangrove area of nearly 35,000 hectares with an abundance of ecosystems and wildlife, and ...

Network of journalists on investigating illegal wildlife trade makes debut

A network of journalists on investigating and preventing of illegal wildlife trade made debut in Hanoi on June 13, aiming to help share information, strengthen capacity and coordinate in the implementation of communication activities, contributing to preventing the illegal trade and consumption of wildlife in ...

Hung Vo

Project proves women’s role in increasing community’s resilience to natural disasters

The Centre for Social Research and Development (CSRD) on March 29 held a workshop in the central city of Hue to summarise the results of its project on enhancing women’s role in increasing the resilience of the coastal community and eco-system in the central region ...

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 ...

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