Vietnam commits to preserving bears and terminating bile bear farming

Vietnam commits to preserving bears and terminating bile bear farming

NDO – The Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VAF) and Animals Asia signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), in Hanoi on July 19, concerning the development of guidelines and plans needed to terminate bile bear farming and preserve the remaining number of bears in the wild.  (Jul 19, 2017)


Threatened langur species found in Dong Nai province

  Jul 10, 2017
NDO/VNA – Tens of black-shanked, douc langurs (Pygathrix nigripes), an endangered species, have been spotted in the Chua Chan mountain in the Suoi Cat commune of Xuan Loc district, in the southern province of Dong Nai. 

Vietnam’s Bach Ma National Park selected to host world’s first saola breeding centre

  Jul 10, 2017
NDO – Vietnam’s Bach Ma National Park in Thua Thien Hue province has been selected for the construction of the world’s first saola breeding centre, which is scheduled to be inaugurated in late 2017 or early 2018. 

Vietnam plants additional 90,700 hectares of forest in first half

  Jul 06, 2017
NDO/VNA - Vietnam’s new forest areas rose by 4.5% year-on-year to 90,700 hectares in the first six months of 2017 thanks to favourable weather conditions, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. 

PM appoints new officials for National Council for Water Resources

  Jul 01, 2017
NDO - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has signed Decision No.932/QD-TTg to appoint new officials for the National Council for Water Resources. 

Vietnam kicks off update of NDCs to realise Paris Agreement

  Jun 29, 2017
NDO/VNA – A workshop was held in Hanoi on June 28 to kick off the review and update of Vietnam’s nationally determined contributions (NDCs) which are meant to realise the Paris Agreement on climate change. 

Nine captive bears rescued in Binh Duong

  Jun 27, 2017
NDO – Nine bears raised at a bile farm in Di An town, Binh Duong province were rescued by the Animals Asia Foundation (AAF) on June 26. 

GCF announces project to boost Vietnam’s climate resilience

  Jun 26, 2017
NDO – The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) on June 26 announced a GCF-funded project to increase the resilience to climate change for coastal residents in Vietnam. 

National plan designed to cope with radiation, nuclear incidents

  Jun 19, 2017
NDO/VNA – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a national plan to cope with radiation and nuclear incidents, aiming to set up a system with a clear allocation of responsibility, as well as management and coordination mechanisms, among organisations and individuals involved in the work.  

Workshop discusses action plan for green growth in building sector

  Jun 16, 2017
NDO/VNA – A workshop was co-held by the Ministry of Construction and the US Agency for International Development (USAID), in Hanoi on June 16, to implement the action plan for green growth within the building sector. 

Energy saving project reaches over 70% of set targets

  Jun 16, 2017
NDO - The Vietnam Clean Production and Energy Efficiency Project (CPEE) closed in June 2017, reaching 70% of the total energy saving target and 75% of the CO2 emission reduction target. 

Conference on forecast-based financing opens in Hanoi

  Jun 14, 2017
NDO/VNA – The first regional conference in Asia on forecast-based financing for climate change adaption was held in Hanoi on June 13, drawing about 100 international and domestic experts in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaption. 

HCM City to take synchronous environmental protection solutions

  Jun 11, 2017
NDO/VNA – Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam, Chairwoman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Council, has underscored the need to employ synchronous solutions in environmental protection in the locality.  

First storm formed in East Sea

  Jun 11, 2017
NDO/VNA – A tropical low pressure front over the East Sea grew into a tropical storm, the first in the sea this year, on June 11, according to the National Hydro-meteorological Forecasting Centre.  

Partnership formed to develop wind, solar power in Ninh Thuan

  Jun 10, 2017
NDO/VNA - Two Vietnamese companies, namely Trung Nam Construction Investment Corporation (Trungnam Group) and Trung Nam Wind Power Joint Stock Company signed contracts with partners on June 10 to implement wind and solar power projects in the south central province of Ninh Thuan.