Environment and natural resources

Forests and forestry

Sustainable livelihoods needed for forest conservation

A webinar held on December 24 pointed out the need to develop sustainable livelihoods for residents in the buffer zones of nature reserves and national parks so as to help with forest conservation.A representative from the Vietnam Administration of Forestry said it is necessary to ...

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 ...

ASEAN launches region-wide greening initiative

The ASEAN Green Initiative (AGI) has been launched with an aim to ramp up restoration efforts and plant at least 10 million native trees in the next 10 years. It was carried out on the occasion of the 54th anniversary of ASEAN (August 8) by ...

Central Vietnam mangrove restoration project wins 2021 Risk Award

A mangrove restoration project that also builds resilience of a disaster-prone coastal community in Thua Thien-Hue Province has won the €100,000 ($118,000) 2021 Risk Award.The project, “Strong roots, strong women: empowering women for community and coastal ecosystem resilience in central Vietnam,” is co-managed by the ...

Nguyen Quy

Close to 108,260 ha of new forest planted during year’s first half

A total of 108,258 ha of forest were planted in the first six months, up 22% year-on-year.Vietnam is working on a project to grow one billion trees nationwide between 2021 and 2025. They will include 690 million trees in urban and rural areas, and 310 ...

Measures enhanced to protect biodiversity resources

Vietnam is known as one of the countries with high biodiversity in the world. The rich and diverse natural ecosystems are an important source of capital for the sustainable development of many economic sectors in the country. However, the risk of biodiversity degradation is increasing ...

Trung Nguyen, Le Hong

New Zealand contributes VND800 million to forestation project in Vietnam

The New Zealand Embassy in Vietnam and the Song Foundation on May 9 announced a contribution of VND800 million (NZ$48,000) from New Zealand to the Forest Symphony project in Vietnam’s south-central province of Ninh Thuan in response to the Vietnamese Government’s commitment to plant one ...

National forest service payment mechanism generates 120 million USD annually

The Payment for Forest Environmental Services (PFES) system implemented at national scale under an USAID project now generates approximately 120 million USD annually to finance the management of approximately 6 million hectares of Vietnam’s forests.The figures were released at an Earth Day event held in the Central ...

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