OECMs promise a new conservation opportunity for Việt Nam

Update: July, 06/2020 – 18:14 VNS

Species of rare primates with scientific name Pygathrix nemaeus nigripes are facing extinction in Việt Nam. — Photo daidoanket.vn

HÀ NỘI — A new conservation designation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) promises more opportunities for Việt Nam to boost conservation work in the country, experts have said. Tiếp tục đọc “OECMs promise a new conservation opportunity for Việt Nam”

Quảng Ninh: Lợi ích nhờ chuyển dịch cơ cấu kinh tế từ Nâu sang Xanh

Ngày 13/3/2018, tại đảo Tuần Châu, TP Hạ Long, Tổ chức bảo tồn thiên nhiên quốc tế (IUCN) cùng đại diện lãnh đạo tỉnh Quảng Ninh, thành phố Hải Phòng đã họp cấp lãnh đạo lần thứ năm, tiếp tục bàn các kế hoạch bảo vệ thiên nhiên và môi trường cho vùng di sản.

Chủ trì cuộc họp cấp lãnh đạo sáng kiến liên minh

Tiếp tục đọc “Quảng Ninh: Lợi ích nhờ chuyển dịch cơ cấu kinh tế từ Nâu sang Xanh”

Lack of care leads to elephant rampages

Last update 11:34 | 12/01/2018
VietNamNet Bridge – For centuries, residents in Phuc Son Commune, central province of Nghe An have lived comfortably with wild elephants, but as bamboo forests – the main diet of many elephants – are replaced with industrial trees, things are changing. Many elephant herds are now finding it difficult to find enough food to survive. 
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Elephants at the Pu Mat National Park in the central province of Nghe An. Many elephant herds in the province are now finding it difficult to find enough food to survive. — Photo: baonghean.vn

Last October, six wild elephants went on a rampage in a commune village and destroyed family crops.

The family called neighbours for help to chase the elephants away. However, the wild beasts refused to go until they had destroyed two hectares of acacias and other trees. Tiếp tục đọc “Lack of care leads to elephant rampages”

Inspection on Đà Nẵng’s projects begins

vietnamnews Update: December, 07/2017 – 08:30

An embankement of the Đa Phước International Urban Project is built on coastal Nguyễn Tất Thành Street, Đà Nẵng City. The project will be inspected by Government agencies for possible of violations. — VNS Photo Công Thành
ĐÀ NẴNG — The Government Inspectorate of Việt Nam (GIV) will begin inspection on the controversial Đa Phước International Urban project, along with all investment and construction projects on the protected Sơn Trà Peninsula.The inspection will consider land use and land management practices and forest and environmental protection on the peninsula, 10km from the city. Tiếp tục đọc “Inspection on Đà Nẵng’s projects begins”

Vietnam to launch tours through Son Doong Cave as controversial ladder installation backed

Oxalis has been allowed to take tourists through Son Doong from entrance to exit from 2018

By Tuoi Tre News

October 7, 2017, 15:01 GMT+7

Vietnam to launch tours through Son Doong Cave as controversial ladder installation backed
The ladder at the ‘Vietnamese Wall’ inside Son Doong. Photo: Oxalis
Quang Binh authorities have finally approved a plan to install a ladder inside the north-central province’s famous Son Doong Cave, allowing tourists to explore through out the world’s biggest natural cave instead of returning to exit after reaching its end.

The Quang Binh administration has green-lighted the ‘ladder solution’ despite widely objections that it may destroy the stalactites that are millions of years old inside Son Doong. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam to launch tours through Son Doong Cave as controversial ladder installation backed”

Bird watching in Thung Nham bird sanctuary

Last update 09:00 | 04/10/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – For those who love nature and adventurous bird watching trips, Thung Nham (Birds valley) in Ninh Binh is the best place for your experience while traveling to Hanoi. Besides watching birds, you can also explore the caves in the mountains as well as visit orchard of tropical fruits, including star fruit, mangoes, guavas and lychees.

Thung Nham (Nham Valley) eco-tourism zone is located in Hoa Lu District, 12km south of Ninh Binh City (100km from Hanoi), deep in the mountains and far from residential area. The 350ha park has been developed for tourism but still retains its natural beauty. Tiếp tục đọc “Bird watching in Thung Nham bird sanctuary”

Đà Nẵng fails to comply with PM order on Sơn Trà Reserve


Update: September, 14/2017 – 09:00

More than 1,300 red-shanked douc langurs (Pygathryx nemaeus), which are critically endangered and found only in east-central Laos and Việt Nam, live in the Sơn Trà Nature Reserve. — Photo courtesy GreenViet

Viet Nam News ĐÀ NẴNG — The administration of the central city of Đà Nẵng has failed to comply with the Prime Minister’s request for detailed plans to resolve the clash between the need to preserve the Sơn Trà Nature Reserve and the accelerated tourism development at the site, former and current officials say. Tiếp tục đọc “Đà Nẵng fails to comply with PM order on Sơn Trà Reserve”