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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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

Logging in Amazon forests with forest certification

Strengthening Voices for Better Choices: Working toward better forest governance

Strengthening Voices for Better Choices (SVBC) project coordination team members from around the world met in Brazil this September to strategize how to institute improved forest governance in the Global South. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

CSR environmental prize

Greening private sector: IUCN celebrates best environmental practices

An environment prize has been established under the annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards for the first time in Viet Nam this year by IUCN. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

Field visit during the training workshop in Ca Mau province

IUCN supports capacity building for local Agenda 21 implementation

Training workshops to improve the capacity of local actors to implement Agenda 21 priorities were jointly organized by IUCN and the Agenda 21 Office for Yen Bai and Ca Mau province in August and September, 2007. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

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