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  • Specialists and staff of Sub FPD discussed to select monitoring priorities Photo: Specialists and staff of Sub FPD discussed to select monitoring priorities © IUCN Viet Nam

    Biodiversity monitoring in Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba Archipelago: getting started

    28.09.2018

    “What species exist in this site?” is a question that is often asked by visitors to Vietnam’s protected areas. It seems to be a simple question to answer given the amount of research that’s been carried out in Vietnam’s national parks and nature reserves. But...

  • Local students collected plastic waste to exchange for IUCN notebooks and multiple use bags Photo: Local students collected plastic waste to exchange for IUCN notebooks and multiple use bags © IUCN Viet Nam

    5,510 plastic bottles saved during the first month in Ly Son MPA

    15.09.2018

    “I was appalled by the level of litter and rubbish that is spoiling the island. This problem needs to be addressed to attract foreign tourists. They will not come here if rubbish of all kinds, plastic bottles, paper, polystyrene are just thrown into the...

  • Group photo at the launching workshop Photo: Group photo at the launching workshop © IUCN Viet Nam

    Second phase of FFF gets going in Vietnam

    10.09.2018

    The first phase of the Forest & Farm Facility (FFF), which ran from 2012 to 2017, was a clear success.  In the 10 focal countries, over 900 forest and farmer producer organizations (FFPOs) were strengthened, 279 business plans were completed, 51...

  • The Nam Ou 2 Hydropower Project dam was constructed in Lao Photo: The Nam Ou 2 Hydropower Project dam in Lao LightRocket/Getty Images/Nikkei Asia Review

    Rethink plans to dam Mekong after Laos disaster

    14.08.2018

    Barrage collapse highlights risks and need for alternative energy sources - The collapse of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy dam after heavy rains last month that killed more than 30 in Laos and left thousands of Lao and Cambodian people homeless is reigniting an...

  •  “Love the ocean” by Cao Thi Thanh Tha and Phan Ngoc Linh made from plastic bottles, cups and foam, cement, and steel Photo: “Love the ocean” by Ms. Linh and Ms. Tha made from plastic bottles, cups and foam, cement, and steel © Cao Thanh Tha

    “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”: art from plastic in Bai Tu Long National Park

    30.07.2018

    “This is the first time I visited Minh Chau Island and my first impression is that the beaches are so beautiful. However, I see lots of trash especially plastic waste and foam on the beaches. I decided to participate in this programme as I believe in personal...

  • A community member measured lumber dimension Photo: A community member measured lumber dimension © IUCN Viet Nam/Le Thanh Thuy

    How to increase the value of Vietnam’s forestry sector?

    05.07.2018

    On a visit to Quang Tri in 2016 we asked a forest ranger where the best forest was. He said it was in remote areas too inaccessible for illegal logging or land conversion. If an area has fertile soil and is easy to access, people will turn it into...

  • Two volunteers sort scraps of plastic, styrofoam and miscellaneous waste on the beach An IUCN staff member helps a volunteer record plastic, styrofoam and miscellaneous waste data Photo: © IUCN Viet Nam

    GEF Assembly beach clean-up yields nearly 1 kilo of trash per metre per minute

    28.06.2018

    On Tuesday, 26 June, 300 volunteers trained by IUCN collected almost half a ton of trash – 82% of which was single-use plastics – in 30 minutes from a 500-metre stretch of beach in Da Nang, Viet Nam. The exercise coincided with the sixth Global Environment...

  • IUCN volunteers in Bay Canh islet, Con Dao National Park Photo: IUCN volunteers in Bay Canh islet, Con Dao National Park © IUCN Viet Nam

    Announcement of volunteers list for marine turtle conservation volunteer programme in Con Dao National Park

    20.06.2018

    On behalf of organizers, IUCN would like to express our sincere thanks for all applicants of marine turtle conservation volunteer programme 2018 in Con Dao National Park.

  • An IUCN volunteer in Con Dao National Park Photo: An IUCN volunteer in Con Dao National Park © IUCN Viet Nam/Bao Ngan

    Call for application: Marine turtle conservation volunteer programme 2018 in Con Dao National Park

    01.06.2018

    IUCN Viet Nam and Con Dao National Park are pleased to announce the call for marine turtle conservation volunteer programme 2018 in Con Dao National Park, Ba Ria Vung Tau Province.

  • An IUCN volunteer is collecting turtle' s eggs for incubator center in Con Dao National Park Photo: An IUCN volunteer is collecting turtle' s eggs for incubator center in Con Dao National Park © IUCN VN/Bao Ngan

    Announcement of volunteers list for marine turtle conservation volunteer programme in Hon Cau Marine Protected Area

    27.05.2018

    On behalf of organizers, IUCN would like to express our sincere thanks for all applicants of marine turtle conservation volunteer programme 2018 in Hon Cau Marine Protected Area.

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