Six moon bears rescued from bile farm in southern Vietnam

Six moon bears rescued from bile farm in southern Vietnam

NDO - A team from Animals Asia, a foundation dedicated to improving animal welfare, arrived in Vietnam’s southern province of Binh Duong on December 8 on a mission to rescue six moon bears that have been caged in a bile farm for at least 12 years.  (Dec 09, 2017)

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National plan for Stockholm Convention implementation issued

  Oct 20, 2017
NDO/VNA – The Prime Minister has issued a national plan for the implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) by 2025 with a vision to 2030. 

France helps Hanoi with air quality assessment

  Oct 18, 2017
NDO/VNA – Hanoi will roll out action programmes and plans to improve the air quality in the city based on the outcomes of a French-funded air quality assessment project, stated a municipal leader. 

Mass fish death compensation must be made transparently and publicly: Deputy PM

  Oct 17, 2017
NDO - Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has asked the four central coastal localities involved to complete their compensation for mass fish deaths caused by an environmental incident in a transparent and public manner. 

Climate fair introduces solutions towards climate change response in Vietnam

  Oct 14, 2017
NDO – Initiatives on progress programmes in regards to climate change response in Vietnam with support from the European Union (EU), were introduced at a fair which opened in Hanoi on October 14.  

Prime Minister calls for greater efforts to protect forests

  Oct 14, 2017
NDO - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged relevant authorities to step up their efforts to protect forests and hold those failing to prevent forest destruction accountable as he chaired a national conference on forest management on October 14.  

Integrated strategy can facilitate Vietnam’s management of disaster risks

  Oct 13, 2017
NDO - Vietnam would be able to mitigate natural disaster risks by implementing an integrated management strategy, said experts at a conference jointly held by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the World Bank on October 13.  

City launches mobile app to facilitate flood warnings

  Oct 06, 2017
NDO – UDI Maps, a mobile flood-warning application, has been made available in the application stores of iOS and Android operating systems in order to help local people in Ho Chi Minh City avoid flooding. 

Dang Huy Huynh – ASEAN Biodiversity Hero

  Oct 05, 2017
NDO – Scientific Prof. Dr. Dang Huy Huynh, former Director of the Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources (IEBR), is one of the 10 individuals to receive the 2017 ASEAN Biodiversity Heroes Award. He has donated US$2,000 of his US$5,000 prize money to the operational fund of the Vietnam Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment (VACNE) and used another US$1,000 to finance the IEBR’s study encouragement foundation. 

Vietnam strives to be paid for emissions reduction efforts

  Sep 27, 2017
NDO/ VNA – A conference was held in Hanoi on September 27 to collect final ideas to complete the Emissions Reductions Program Document (ER-PD) in the northern central region before it is sent to the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) in late November and is subsequently defended at the Carbon Fund’s meeting in December. 

More Asian openbill storks flock to ecotourism site in Dong Thap

  Sep 26, 2017
NDO/VNA – Nearly 100,000 of Asian openbill storks, which are listed as an especially rare species in Vietnam’s Red Book, have been nesting at the Gao Giong Ecotourism Site in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, said Huynh Thanh Hien, head of the site’s management board. 

Another company joins Global Forestry and Trade Network

  Sep 14, 2017
NDO/VNA – Bao Chau Private Enterprise, a forest manager in central Phu Yen province, joined the Global Forest and Trade Network (GFTN), on September 13, a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) initiative linking more than 300 companies worldwide that are committed to responsible forestry. 

First enterprise in Phu Yen joins Global Forest & Trade Network

  Sep 14, 2017
NDO - Bao Chau Private Enterprise, the first forest management company in Phu Yen province was official admitted to the Global Forest & Trade Network, an initiative founded by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). 

Vietnam, Japan to coordinate in environmental treatment

  Sep 13, 2017
NDO – A workshop on connecting businesses in the field of environmental treatment, between the Mekong Delta and Japan's Hiroshima Prefecture, was held in Can Tho city on September 12. 

Torrential rains forecast to continue in northern region

  Sep 12, 2017
NDO/VNA - Torrential rains are forecast to continue plaguing the northern region following the flooding in Ha Giang, Bac Kan and Tuyen Quang provinces over the past few days, affecting people’s lives and blocking traffic for hours.