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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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Journalists interview Prof. Chu Hoi at Lap An Lagoon, Thua-Thien-Hue

Training workshop for environmental journalists on "Investing in coasal ecosystems"

Viet Nam is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change, sea level rise, and potential tsunami. In addition, other coastal impacts has been rapidly increasing such as salt intrusion, ecosystems changes, depleted coastal fresh groundwater resources, uncertain livelihoods of local people in coastal areas,..What should be the solution to coastal sustainable development, to reduce unavoidable impacts, to adapt to rapidly changing coastal areas, and to improve local people’s livelihoods? Investing in coastal ecosystesms could be seen as one reliable and sustainable solution, to secure future for coastal areas. …   | Vietnamese

30 Mar 2012 | Media advisory
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Mangroves in Kien Giang Province

First BCR Coastal Forum 2012: some impressions

I was part of the Vietnamese group that attended the first EU-funded Building Coastal Resilience (BCR) Coastal Forum that was held in Chanthaburi, Thailand on February 29-March 2, 2012. Throughout the three days, I was impressed by the high level of participation, the high quality of most of the presentations, and the amount that the three BCR countries - Thailand, Cambodia, and Viet Nam - can learn from each other. Several things struck me from the forum. …  

20 Mar 2012 | Article
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Water lily survey

Water means wealth – ‘smart’ water management in Asia and the Pacific

Marseille, France, 16 March 2012 - Availability of fresh water is essential to social and economic growth. Investing in sustainable water management should be a priority for all decision makers, according to a recent publication by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and ADB (Asian Development Bank). …   | French | Spanish

16 Mar 2012 | International news release

Surrounding communities rely on the river for transportation

Water for peace in south Asia

Bangladesh and India have some of the most intricate and complex river systems in the world. The Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna, the three major rivers, along with their tributaries drain an area of about 1.75 million square kilometres supporting a population of 620 million people. …  

14 Mar 2012 | News story

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IUCN Vietnam: new finance and administration assistant on board

Ms. Nguyen Thu Trang has joined IUCN as the Finance & Administration Assistant for IUCN VN based in project office in Ho Chi Minh City with effect from 01 March 2012. Before joining IUCN, she worked as Finance cum Admin Staff for the Family Medical Project, Institute for Health, Environment & Development and responsible for managing students of Hospital Management class for Thang Long University. Trang obtained the Master Degree of Business and Administration of MBA program organized between the University of National University in Hanoi and Benedictine University in U.S.A in 2011. With the current position at IUCN Vietnam, she will mainly work for BCR Project.
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09 Mar 2012 | Article
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Back from the brink: experience of a fishing village in Rayong, Thailand

The following story was based on a field trip organized as part of the first European Union Building Coastal Resilience (BCR) Forum in Chanthaburi, Thailand on February 28-March 2, 2012.
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08 Mar 2012 | Article

BCR Coastal Forum audiences

Press Release: Climate change solutions for the coasts of Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam

Around the world coastal communities are struggling to understand what climate change means for them and what they should do about it. While the global discussion about what the world should do about climate change lingers on, for coastal communities the effects are very real and happening now. …  

01 Mar 2012 | Media statement

Mangroves in Lap An Lagoon, Thua-Thien-Hue

Mangroves conservation in Lap An Lagoon, Thua-Thien-Hue

Lap An Lagoon lies in Lang Co Town, Phu Loc District, Thua-Thien-Hue Province. Twenty years ago, the lagoon had about 100 hectares of mangroves. By 2010, there were only five hectares of poor quality mangrove left. This rapid decline was the result of conversion to aquaculture, unsustainable fishing, and road building. The remaining mangroves are now threatened by clearance for a golf course that forms part of the local government’s master plan for the Chan May-Lang Co Economic Zone. …   | Vietnamese

24 Feb 2012 | Article
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Participants attend a consultation workshop organized by VRN

Supporting civil society to influence the development of Vietnam’s Water Law

In 2011, Mekong Water Dialogue (MWD) funded Vietnam River Network (VRN) to do a detailed review of draft versions of the new Water Law. VRN and the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA) organized a series of consultation meetings to gather feedback from local NGOs, academia, and the general public. A report summarizing this feedback (in Vietnamese and a summary in English) is available on the MWD website. In 2012, MWD will continue to support civil society efforts to target the National Assembly, which has the ultimate authority for reviewing and approving laws, specifically the need for the Water Law to explicitly incorporate the principles of integrated water resource management, address international waters, and ensure public participation in water resource management. …   | Vietnamese

24 Feb 2012 | News story
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Sarus crane in Tram Chim National Park

Announcing Vietnam’s fourth Ramsar site

On World Wetlands Day on February 2, 2012, the Ramsar Secretariat notified Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), the Ramsar Focal Point, that it had accepted Tram Chim as a Ramsar site. This is Vietnam’s 4th Ramsar site after Xuan Thuy, Bau Sau, and Ba Be, and the 2,000th site to be nominated globally.
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24 Feb 2012 | News story
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