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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Using GIS to improve MPA management

Using Geographic Information System (GIS) to improve marine protected area management

A training course on the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) software, My World GIS, to support Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) ecosystem management was co-sponsored by IUCN Viet Nam in November 2007 at Nui Chua National Park in Ninh Thuan province. …  

07 Jan 2008 | News story

Participants in the Mangrove Restoration Workshop

Mangrove Restoration: protecting the coast and mitigating climate change impacts

At the end of November 2007, IUCN co-organized the “Mangrove Restoration for climate change adaptation and Sustainable Development” workshop in Can Gio district, Ho Chi Minh city in partnership with other local and international partners. …  

07 Jan 2008 | News story

"Four Factors" poster

“Four factors: The problems of development and globalization.”

3 December 2007 – The Embassy of France in Vietnam in collaboration with Université de Tous Les Savoirs – UTLS and The World Conservation Union have organized six special workshops on that address the theme: “Global changes and problems of globalization” …  

03 Dec 2007 | News story

Ms. Bayley Dixon helped with one of the IUCN Viet Nam's workshops

Views from Bayley

When I first came to IUCN Viet Nam, it was a confusing place. The people traveled extensively – Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Vietienne, Phom Phenh, Bangkok and even farther afield – coming and going from the office daily. Acronyms fly about even faster than people. IUCN Viet Nam works on almost too many projects to count. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

One team working during the IUCN writeshop

Capacity building: IUCN staff  improve writing skills

A training course on writing skills was held for IUCN staff this September under the guidance of a regional trainer in the field of communication for development. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

The opening ceremony of the 4th Asia Regional Conservation Forum

Synergies for a sustainable Asia: The 4th Asia Regional Conservation Forum

The World Conservation Union (IUCN) organized the 4th Asia Regional Conservation Forum in early September in Kathmandu, Nepal. Held every four years, it provides a platform to discuss innovative conservation approaches, share regional experiences, and build partnership for future action in Asia. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

The launch of water for food and ecosystem initiative in Viet Nam

New water initiative launched in Viet Nam

“Water Partnership ‘Water for Food and Ecosystems (WFE)’ Vietnam – Netherlands”, a new initiative that IUCN is involved in, is the Viet Nam Government’s latest effort to sustainably manage water resources in order to support adequate food production and healthy ecosystems. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

Prescribed burning of fuel materials in pine forest in Lam Dong

New concept explored in Viet Nam: Fire ecology

Forests fires are a natural ecological phenomenon. Effective fire management should endeavour to exploit the positive role of fires while mitigating its negative impacts. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

Participants to the regional roundtable on
biodiversity conservation corridors

Biodiversity Conservation Corridors: Status and direction

A series of Regional Roundtable Discussions to address Asian regional biodiversity and sustainable development issues was launched with the first workshop in this September. The focus of the workshop was on “Biodiversity Corridors: current status and directions”. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

Local volunteers release a green turtle in Minh Chau island

Helping hands needed: Marine turtles and their habitats

Forty eight essays and 108 paintings about marine turtles and their habitats from junior high school pupils on Minh Chau Island in the gulf of Tonkin were judged this September by a committee of environmental and community education activists, local conservationists, teachers, and representative from IUCN Viet Nam. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

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