NDO – A local in Phu Loc district, Thua Thien-Hue province, has discovered an endangered red-shanked douc, an indigenous wild animal known as the "queen" of the primate world, and informed to the rescue authorities.
NDO – Undoubtedly climate change (CC) is causing extreme weather events to occur more frequently and with more intensity. However, in reviewing the recent disasters, it can be seen that there remains a number of weak links in the "chain" of CC response and disaster risk prevention, from forecasting to disaster planning and the execution of response measures.
NDO – No single country or individual could put an end to illegal wildlife trade, but joint international efforts should be made to prevent wildlife crimes and protect the elephant species in the centuries ahead, US Ambassador to Vietnam, Ted Osius, has said.
NDO – The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) signed a Grant Agreement in Hanoi on August 10 to provide a grant aid of over US$16.65 million for the Project “Emergency Reservoir Operation and Effective Flood Management Using Water related Disaster Management Information System”.
NDO – The Hanoi Forest Protection Department, in coordination with World Animal Protection, has recently completed a re-micro-chipping of over 200 captive bears on farms in Hanoi, allowing for a safer and more efficient monitoring of the bears, without the need for anesthesia.
NDO – Developing tourism at national tourist sites has brought about positive results in local socio-economic growth, but on the other hand, it has also posed concerning negative impacts on the environment, heard delegates at a conference held in Ninh Binh province, on July 28.
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.
NDO - Tropical storm Talas, the second storm to hit Vietnam this year, has sunken dozens of fishing boats, brought down trees, disrupted power supply, damaged crops and caused several injuries after the storm landed in the central region.
NDO – A total of seven rare animals, including six white-breasted waterhens (amaurornis phoenicurus) and one Asian palm civet (paradoxurus hermaphroditus), were released back into the wild of the Son Tra Nature Reserve in the central coastal city of Da Nang on July 14.