Youth union members planting mangroves in Gio Viet Commune, Quang Tri Province

IUCN has a long history in Viet Nam since it supported the government in the preparation of the first National Conservation Strategy in 1984. Since then, IUCN has made significant contributions to biodiversity conservation and environmental protection, particularly through the development of laws and policies.

IUCN Viet Nam focuses its work on the following thematic programmes: Business and Biodiversity, Forest ConservationProtected Area and World Heritage, Marine and Coastal Ecosystems, Water and Wetlands and Environmental Governance.

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Kien Giang Province is home to HVL's Hon Chong quarry site.

Field Trip to Formulate Projects in Kien Giang

Four experts from IUCN Viet Nam, Holcim Viet Nam Limited (HVL) and the Institute of Tropical Biology (ITB) are embarking on a tour of the province that houses some of the cement producer’s main national quarrying sites to settle the terms of a conservation collaboration planned between the two organisations. …  

03 Dec 2008 | News story

Kien Giang Province is home to HVL's Hon Chong quarry.

Field Trip to Formulate Projects in Kien Giang

Four experts from IUCN Viet Nam, Holcim Viet Nam Limited (HVL) and the Institute of Tropical Biology (ITB) are embarking on a tour of the province that houses some of the cement producer’s main national quarrying sites to settle the terms of a conservation collaboration planned between the two organisations. …  

03 Dec 2008 | News story

Top IUCN staff from around the region spoke at the MRWD launch

Mekong Region Water Dialogues Launched in Viet Nam

Representatives of major national water sectors gathered on Monday, Oct. 24 for IUCN’s launch of the Mekong Region Water Dialogues’ (MRWD) Viet Nam component. …  

27 Nov 2008 | News story

Top IUCN staff from around the region spoke at the MRWD launch

Mekong Region Water Dialogues Launched in Viet Nam

Representatives of major national water sectors gathered on Monday, Oct. 24 for IUCN’s launch of the Mekong Region Water Dialogues’ (MRWD) Viet Nam component. …  

27 Nov 2008 | News story

A Halong Bay site visit illustrates climate change issues in Viet Nam

IUCN VN Supports Regional Climate Change Training Course

Government officials and other climate experts from seven Asian nations gathered in Hanoi during the week of Oct. 27 for an IUCN-supported training programme on climate change impacts and solutions. …  

07 Nov 2008 | News story

A Truong Thanh furniture factory tour showed a company adapting to international timber standards

IUCN VN Readies the Private Sector for Timber Industry Changes

IUCN VN organized a round table meeting in October to inform members of Viet Nam’s wood-processing industry of changing international market regulations and to support them in devising ways to comply. …  

07 Nov 2008 | News story

Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) Threat category: ENDANGERED

IUCN Red List reveals world’s mammals in crisis

Barcelona, Spain, 6 October, 2008 (IUCN) – The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s mammals has confirmed an extinction crisis, with almost one in four at risk of disappearing forever, according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, revealed at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona. …   | French | Spanish

06 Oct 2008 | International news release

When properly managed, Viet Nam’s farmlands, like the one pictured above, contain rich biodiversity.

IUCN Launching Books on Farmland Biodiversity

IUCN Viet Nam launched two publications on Friday, 26 September describing current farmland conditions and recommending strategies for ensuring biodiversity in the nation’s agricultural areas. …  

30 Sep 2008 | News story

Balancing resource use between agriculture and mangrove forests, pictured above, will be among the topics addressed during the Dialogues

Dialogues to Streamline Water Use in the Mekong Region

The Mekong Region is one of the fastest growing economies in East and Southeast Asia, and on September 22 – 23, 2008, IUCN officials from the surrounding countries gathered in Bangkok to begin planning a project that will include a series of dialogues aimed at incorporating private sector, government and civil society needs into water governance decisions in that critical area. …  

25 Sep 2008 | News story

Local volunteers ensure a beached sea turtle is released to the ocean

IUCN’s Marine Turtle Program Supports Management on Many Levels

Government officials, school administrators and community members involved in an IUCN VN initiative to implement the National Marine Turtle Conservation Action Plan to 2010 (MTCAP) said the activities helped provide the management support needed to reach the plan’s goals. …  

23 Sep 2008 | News story


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