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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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

Participants visit Da Nhim hydropower plant, a potential model for PES application in Viet Nam

Innovative legislation: Making Payment for Environmental Services feasible

Viet Nam faces considerable challenges to effectively safeguard biodiversity in the country.  The incorporation of Payment for Environmental Services (PES) in the Draft Viet Nam Biodiversity Law represents a mechanism to meet these challenges. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

Group discussion at the Countdown 2010 network meeting in Ha Noi

Countdown 2010: Urging progresses in biodiversity loss reduction

The Countdown 2010 network met in Hanoi this August to discuss how to honour the commitment that they had made to significantly reduce the rate of biodiversity loss at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

UCN Director General, Mrs. Julia Marton-Lefèvre, made a speech at the strategic framework launching ceremony in Ha Noi

Finding balance in a changing world: IUCN Viet Nam’s Strategic Framework

IUCN Viet Nam’s Strategic Framework 2007-2010 prioritizes the issues of governance, environmental planning, environmental services, and climate change. …  

01 Jul 2007 | News story

The Role of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) in Poverty Alleviation and Biodiversity Conservation

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 11 June 2007 - Today an international conference on “The Role of Non-Timber Products (NTFPs) in Poverty Alleviation and Biodiversity Conservation” is being held in Hanoi. It is jointly hosted by the NTFP Sub-Sector Support Project, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), and the World Conservation Union (IUCN), The Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV), The German Technical Cooperation (gtz), CARE International, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), The Regional Community Forestry Training Center for Asia and the Pacific (RECOFTC) and The Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO). …  

11 Jun 2007 | News story

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