Winners of film contest about disaster prevention announced

Winners of film contest about disaster prevention announced

NDO – The nine winners of the short reportage and film contest on the theme of “Extreme disaster events – Lessons of the past and future actions” were announced and honoured at an awards ceremony held in Hanoi on May 22. (17 hours ago)


National strategy on integrated management of solid waste revised

  May 12, 2018
NDO - Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has just signed Decision 491/QD-TTg for the revision of the National Strategy on Integrated Management of Solid Waste to 2025, with a vision to 2050.  

USAID project helps Vietnam’s wildlife protection

  May 11, 2018
NDO/VNA – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) launched the USAID Saving Species project in Hanoi on May 11.  

Population of ancient ‘po mu’ trees found in Ha Tinh

  May 10, 2018
NDO – A population of ancient ‘po mu’ trees (Fokienia hodginsii), some nearly 1,000-years-old, has been found at the Vu Quang National Park in Ha Tinh province, announced the park’s director Nguyen Danh Ky, on May 5. 

Vietnam becomes first Asian country to apply GEMMES model

  May 08, 2018
NDO – The General Monetary and Multisectoral Macrodynamics for the Ecological Shift (GEMMES) model was launched in Hanoi on May 8 by the the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) and the French Development Agency (AFD), establishing Vietnam as the first Asian country to apply the modelling tool. 

Green Innovation Awards launched

  May 03, 2018
NDO - The Green Innovation Awards, the second of its kind, have been launched by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union. 

Hundreds of wild animals rescued, released to nature

  May 02, 2018
NDO/VNA – Approximately 110 wild animals were rescued and released into the environment or to rescue centres during the first three months of this year, while there were 132 cases of wild animals being advertised on restaurants’ menus or on Facebook which were handled, according to the Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV). 

First Vietnamese honoured with world’s foremost environmental prize

  Apr 24, 2018
NDO – Nguy Thi Khanh, Director of Green Innovation and Development Centre (GreenID) has become the first Vietnamese citizen to be honoured with the Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s highest award for grassroots environmental activists.  

Reducing damages caused by salt intrusion in the Mekong Delta

  Apr 23, 2018
NDO - The Mekong River Basin is currently in the mid-dry season of 2017-2018. The Mekong Delta is strongly affected by two different tidal regimes in the East Sea and the West Sea. 

Vietnam’s practical activities in response to Earth Day

  Apr 22, 2018
NDO/VNA – Nearly 2,000 volunteers collected waste at public places in Ho Chi Minh City on April 22 in response to Earth Day 2018 which has the theme of “End Plastic Pollution.”  

Seminar discusses environmental protection in developing tourism

  Apr 21, 2018
NDO – A seminar on "Developing tourism associated with environmental protection in the Central Highlands region" was held in Kon Tum city, on April 20, aiming to propose solutions to build a green, clean and beautiful Central Highlands region associated with sustainable development. 

Khanh Hoa: Endangered 9.5kg sea turtle released back to the sea

  Apr 18, 2018
NDO – A rare olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) weighing over 9.5kg has been released back into the environment after getting caught in a local fishing net in Khanh Hoa province.  

Localities step up measures against forest fires

  Apr 17, 2018
NDO – Localities that have forests throughout the nation take action towards preventing and fighting against forest fires during the dry season each year. However, unfortunately forest blazes still occur, presenting profound lessons for the relevant functional forces and the community. 

HCM City seminar launches emission reduction project

  Apr 14, 2018
NDO/VNA – A seminar was held in Ho Chi Minh City on April 13 to launch a 2018 Project to Support the Planning and Implementation of the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (SPI-NAMA). 

New individual of world’s rarest turtle found in Hanoi

  Apr 12, 2018
NDO – An additional individual of the Swinhoe's Softshell Turtle (Rafetus swinhoei), the world’s most endangered turtle species, has been found at Xuan Khanh Lake on the outskirts of Hanoi, thanks to the efforts from the Asian Turtle Programme (ATP) of Indo-Myanmar Conservation (IMC), a UK based conservation charity.