NDO/VNA – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in collaboration with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) held a workshop in Hanoi on November 24 to launch a project on improving the resilience of vulnerable coastal communities towards climate change related impacts in Vietnam.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
NDO – Relevant partners from Hanoi and the Republic of Korea (ROK) have reached a deal on cooperating in a project to recover buried gas at the Nam Son Waste Treatment Complex in the suburban Soc Son district in Hanoi.
NDO/VNA – The Vietnam Administration of Forestry in partnership with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced the establishment of an elephant sanctuary in central Quang Nam province on September 7.