Vietnamese media lauded for role in wildlife protection

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Update: September, 22/2017 – 20:38

Madelon Willemsen, head of TRAFFIC’s Việt Nam office delivers speech at World Rhino Day seminar organised by TRAFFIC and behaviour change communication company, Intelligentmedia, on Friday in Hà Nội. — VNS Photo Thanh Hải

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The Vietnamese media was lauded for playing an important role in promoting the protection of threatened wildlife, heard a seminar held in Hà Nội on Friday to reveal how media houses can incorporate social responsibility into their work and contribute to combatting wildlife crime. Continue reading “Vietnamese media lauded for role in wildlife protection”

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

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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. Continue reading “Đà Nẵng fails to comply with PM order on Sơn Trà Reserve”

Chàm Island saves threatened turtle

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Update: August, 31/2017 – 18:32

Turtle haven: Green turtle eggs are laid at nests on the beach of Chàm Island in Quảng Nam Province. It’s the first stage of the endangered turtle species conservation programme in the island. — VNS Photo Lê Xuân Ái

Viet Nam News QUẢNG NAM  — The Chàm island’s Marine Protected Area (MPA) management board started conservation of the green turtle (Chelonia mydas) by hatching 450 eggs taken from Côn Đảo Island on August 30.

Lê Xuân Ái, a researcher, told the Việt Nam News yesterday that the first generation of the endangered turtle would be released to the sea in the next two weeks. Continue reading “Chàm Island saves threatened turtle”

Snake-hunting rampant in protected Vietnamese forest

Snake hunters have been risking their lives in order to make a living

By Tuoi Tre News

September 5, 2017, 11:34 GMT+7

Snake-hunting rampant in protected Vietnamese forest
The hunters wade across streams throughout the night to stalk on snakes and other wild animals. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A number of ethnic minority men from the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong have been making a living hunting snakes, including venomous ones, in a strip of forbidden forest for over a decade now.

As night falls, men from the Chau Ma and S’tieng ethnic minority groups will leave their hamlets inside a strictly protected area of Cat Tien National Park and head toward the springs. Continue reading “Snake-hunting rampant in protected Vietnamese forest”

Hungry wild elephants hurt domestic ones

Last update 16:40 | 31/08/2017

Shrinking and degrading wild elephant habitats in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak have led to a shortage of food and more conflicts between wild and domestic animals, according to Director of the Dak Lak Elephant Conservation Centre Huynh Trung Luan.

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Degrading wild elephant habitats in Dak Lak province have led to a shortage of food and more conflicts between wild and domestic animals.

The locality has witnessed five conflicts between wild and domestic elephants since March. The wild animals, in group of six to seven, have reportedly been approaching forest ranger stations and residential areas to search for food and attack domestic ones. They hurt seven animals of the centre and killed another in Krong Na commune, Buon Don district. Continue reading “Hungry wild elephants hurt domestic ones”

Dong Nai moves to protect black-shanked douc langurs

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The Forest Ranger Sub-department of southern Dong Nai province has completed a project to protect the black-shanked douc langurs found recently on Chua Chan mountain, in Xuan Loc district.

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A family of black shanked douc langurs lives in Nui Chua National Park

The project, which will be submitted to the People’s Committee for approval, aims to create a favourable habitat and feeding area for the langurs, scientifically known as Pygathrix nigripes, an endangered species to help them grow in number.

Functional agencies will minimize human presence in the langur-inhabited area of around 24 hectares and take measures to prevent illegal hunting as well as communicate to help the community understanding the mission of protecting wild animals. Continue reading “Dong Nai moves to protect black-shanked douc langurs”

Hà Tĩnh: Giăng “thiên la địa võng” bắt “lộc trời” – Những con chim mắt mù chờ chết

Hà Tĩnh: Giăng “thiên la địa võng” bắt “lộc trời”

LĐO MINH LÝ – QUANG ĐẠI 1:0 PM, 01/05/2017

Bẫy chim én giăng dày đặc tại xã Sơn Giang -Hương Sơn – Hà Tĩnh. Ảnh: Minh Lý

Mỗi khi thời tiết thay đổi, trên địa bàn huyện Hương Sơn (Hà Tĩnh) lại xuất hiện đàn chim én ước đến hàng ngàn con từ đâu bay về, bay lượn kín bầu trời. Đây là cơ hội “vàng” để các “sát thủ diệt chim trời” ra tay. Continue reading “Hà Tĩnh: Giăng “thiên la địa võng” bắt “lộc trời” – Những con chim mắt mù chờ chết”

Canada fisherman killed by whale moments after rescuing it from net

Joe Howlett helped to rescue a north Atlantic right whale that had become heavily tangled in rope and was struck by the mammal afterward

Joe Howlett helped rescue a Young right whale tangled in fishing gear in Canada’s Bay of Fundy.
Joe Howlett helped rescue a Young right whale tangled in fishing gear in Canada’s Bay of Fundy. Photograph: International Fund for Animal Welfare
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A Canadian lobster fisherman who saved dozens of endangered whales after they became tangled in fishing nets has been killed – moments after a last successful rescue.

Joe Howlett, from Campobello Island, New Brunswick, boarded a vessel off the province’s eastern coast on Monday to help rescue a north Atlantic right whale that had become heavily tangled in rope. Continue reading “Canada fisherman killed by whale moments after rescuing it from net”

Three tonnes of ivory seized in Vietnam

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The global trade in elephant ivory, with rare exceptions, has been outlawed since 1989 after populations of the African giants dropped from millions in the mid-20th century to around 600,000 by the end of the 1980s AFP/STR

HANOI: Vietnamese authorities have seized nearly three tonnes of ivory hidden among boxes of fruit, officials said Sunday, the latest haul to spotlight the country’s key role in the global wildlife smuggling trade.

Police in the central province of Thanh Hoa found 2.7 tonnes of tusks inside cartons on the back of a truck that was on its way to Hanoi, according to a report on their website. Continue reading “Three tonnes of ivory seized in Vietnam”

Taking care of turtles in Cúc Phương

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Update: June, 18/2017 – 09:00

Shell dweller: An Indochinese box turtle. Photo courtesy of Nguyễn Thu Thủy
Viet Nam News Nestled in the dense greenery of Cúc Phương National Park, a team of volunteers and staff work tirelessly to look after around 1,000 rare and endangered turtles. Lê Hương & Hồng Vân report.

Taking trays containing freshly ground paste of vegetables and fruit, Lina V. Wedel and Simon Brauburger head for nearby enclosures to feed the turtles, one of the important tasks they perform every morning. Continue reading “Taking care of turtles in Cúc Phương”

Have you ever seen so many elephants?

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Update: June, 18/2017 – 09:00

National heroes: Somewhere in the Central Highlands around 1963 as captured in a still frame by journalist Wilfred Burchett on a visit to the liberated zones of South Việt Nam. Photo courtesy of George Burchett

by George Burchett

In April 2015, I was invited by the Cercle des Francophones (Francophone Association) of Hà Nội to present the film Loin du Vietnam (Far from Việt Nam) at the Hà Nội Cinémathèque. The film was made collectively  in 1967 by some of the great names of new French cinéma: Joris Ivens, William Klein, Claude Lelouch, Agnès Varda, Jean-Luc Godard, Chris Marker and Alain Resnais, in support of Việt Nam’s resistance to US aggression.

I was familiar with the film, but decided to do some extra research for the occasion. Continue reading “Have you ever seen so many elephants?”

Conservationist concerned for tourism project’s impact on northern Vietnamese archipelago

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Updated : 05/23/2017 19:08 GMT + 7

Accepting a request made last week by Tuoi Tre News, Neahga Leonard, project director of the Cat Ba Langur Conservation Project in Hai Phong has shared his thoughts on how local wildlife habitat could be impacted by the Cat Ba ecotourism resort and entertainment complex in the namesake archipelago.

Aside from its transportation system, the project will also include three golf courses, an amusement park, and several components to leverage the tourism potential of local areas such as Qua Vang Cave, Lan Ha Bay, Viet Hai Village, and Cat Ong Island.

In that context, local conservationists are concerned that the Cat Ba langur species, the most endangered species in Vietnam, will face multiple threats. Continue reading “Conservationist concerned for tourism project’s impact on northern Vietnamese archipelago”

How can humans and elephants better coexist?

The human-elephant conflict plays a huge role in the rapid decline elephant numbers. A panel of experts share ideas on how to mitigate this problem

A Mahout and elephant in Thailand’s Surin province.
A Mahout and elephant in Thailand’s Surin province. Photograph: Aroon Phukeed/Getty Images

Conservation must be higher up on the political agenda

We need conservation (not just fighting the illegal wildlife trade which has captured the limelight more recently) to be far higher up the political agenda. For example, we in the UK could be much more effectively linking overseas aid (budget of £12bn this year) to poverty relief, sustainable development and environmental protection, ecosystem services and conservation priorities. Will Travers, president, Born Free Foundation Continue reading “How can humans and elephants better coexist?”

Sơn Trà National Tourism Site plan temporarily suspended

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Update: May, 29/2017 – 12:00

Foundations of columns in a construction site on Sơn Trà Mountain. Rapid development of hotels and resorts on the peninsula could turn Đà Nẵng’s natural habitat into a desert and the world’s large population of red-shanked douc langurs could face extinction, experts warn. — VNS Photo Công Thành
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — By August end, any activity related to implementation of the Sơn Trà National Tourism Site Development plan or construction on the Sơn Trà Peninsula in Đà Nẵng City must be suspended. Continue reading “Sơn Trà National Tourism Site plan temporarily suspended”

Sơn Trà ký sự – Kỳ 6: Khoa học của sự tôn kính thiên nhiên

NĐT – 18/05/2017 – 20:53 PM

Chính phủ vừa có yêu cầu việc điều chỉnh quy hoạch liên quan đến bán đảo Sơn Trà cần tiếp thu ý kiến trên tinh thần thực sự khoa học và cầu thị. Đây là một thông điệp rất đáng mừng, nhưng vấn đề là khoa học nào? 

Cây đa hàng nghìn năm tuổi trên núi Sơn Trà – Ảnh: Công Bính

» Để voọc Sơn Trà còn đất sống 

Hai ngàn rưỡi năm trước, Trang Tử bảo, đời ta có hạn còn tri thức thì vô bờ, lấy cái có hạn mà đuổi theo cái vô bờ thì nguy khốn, biết là nguy khốn mà còn đuổi theo thì nguy khốn hơn (Ngô sinh dã hữu nhai, nhi tri dã vô nhai; dĩ hữu nhai tùy vô nhai, đãi dĩ! Dĩ nhi vi tri giả, đãi nhi dĩ hĩ! – Nam Hoa Kinh). Cho nên, các nhà khoa học chân chính đều khiêm nhường kính ngưỡng trước thiên nhiên, đều coi tri thức mà mình có được chỉ là hạt cát trong mênh mông biển cả. Continue reading “Sơn Trà ký sự – Kỳ 6: Khoa học của sự tôn kính thiên nhiên”