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Job vacancy: Governance and Law Enforcement Specialist for Viet Nam Combating Wildlife Trafficking project

IUCN and IUCN member Freeland will partner with US public health NGO FHI360 on a USAID proposal to address wildlife consumption and trafficking in Viet Nam.  The project aims is to reduce consumer demand for and consumption of illegal wildlife products, strengthen wildlife law enforcement and prosecution, and improve and harmonize the legal framework for wildlife crime in Viet Nam. …  

05 Feb 2016 | Article

Job Vacancy: Chief of Party for Viet Nam Combating Wildlife Trafficking Project

IUCN and IUCN member Freeland will partner with US public health NGO FHI360 on a USAID proposal to address wildlife consumption and trafficking in Viet Nam.  The project aims is to reduce consumer demand for and consumption of illegal wildlife products, strengthen wildlife law enforcement and prosecution, and improve and harmonize the legal framework for wildlife crime in Viet Nam.  The project is looking to fill several positions, including Chief of Party. …  

04 Feb 2016 | Article

Surakit Laeaddee and his worker hold up a shrimp net at his shrimp farm in Leam Fa Pha, Thailand, January 26, 2016.

Asia shrimp farmers restock mangrove "supermarket" by going organic

A recent article published by Thomson Reuters Foundation highlights how the introduction of organic shrimp production in Thailand thanks to the Mangroves and Markets project is stemming mangrove degradation and protecting delicate ecosystems.  The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).  An excerpt from the article can be found below, including a link to the full article on the Thomson Reuters Foundation website.  

01 Feb 2016 | Article

Mr. Nguyen Dinh Hai - head of sawmill - exchanging experience with international experts of FFF programme

From information exchange to a jointly owned sawmill: story of an acacia group in Yen Bai Province

The acacia growers group in Lem Village, Phu Thinh Commune, Yen Binh District, headed by Mr. Nguyen Dinh Hai, illustrates the different stages of development of a typical forest and farm producer organization (FFPO) in Vietnam and is an example of how the Forest and Farm Facility Initiative (FFF) assists entrepreneurs. …   | Vietnamese

28 Jan 2016 | Article
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Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan -  Director of the Hai Phong Department of Foreign Affairs - discussing at the meeting

Ha Long-Cat Bay Alliance Second Leadership Committee Meeting

The second meeting of the Ha Long-Cat Ba Alliance Leadership Committee was held in Hai Phong on December 3, 2015. (The first was held in Ha Long in May 2015, see LINK). The meeting was chaired by Susan Sutton, Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Hanoi and Le Khac Nam, Vice-Chair of the Hai Phong People's Committee. In her opening remarks, Ms. Sutton observed that transboundary management, such as between Quang Ninh Province and Hai Phong City over the Ha Long Bay-Cat Ba Archipelago marine ecosystem, is inherently complicated and often requires solutions involving both business and government. She pointed out that both have responsibilities: the cruise boat companies that operate in the bay must meet at a minimum comply with environmental regulations while government should reinvest a significant portion of the millions of dollars in entrance fees into environmental protection - and (as many TripAdvisor reviews say) be seen to do so.  …  

15 Jan 2016 | Article
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Participants at the meeting

Implementing environmental policy in Viet Nam: IUCN'S experience

When I joined IUCN in late 2008, I asked my staff what they were most proud of. The answer was our work on legislation and IUCN does indeed have an impressive track record. Since the 1980s, IUCN has supported the government with the preparation of numerous environmental policies, strategies, and laws, most recently the Biodiversity Law in 2008, the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan in 2013, and the Law on Sea and Island Natural Resources and Environment in 2015. …  

07 Jan 2016 | Article
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Participants contributing to the development of an integrated water resource management strategy

CSO forum identifies strategic priorities for water resource management in the 3S basins

“The BRIDGE forum provided us with the much-needed opportunity to interact with other civil society organisations, share knowledge, learn from each other's work and collectively develop solutions to manage our shared river basins.” …  

04 Jan 2016 | Article

Participants discussing with extensive mangroves based shrimp farmers

Mangroves and shrimp: A comparison of China and Vietnam experiences

As part of MFF's Sino-Vietnam Initiative, a workshop in Hanoi and a field trip in Quang Ninh were organized from November 27-28, 2015 for a group of Vietnamese and Chinese mangrove specialists and Quang Ninh provincial officials. The purpose was to compare the state of mangrove-based shrimp farming in the neighboring provinces of Quang Ninh, Viet Nam and Guangxi, China, and to share lessons learned. …  

31 Dec 2015 | Article
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Participants attending the training workshop in An Giang Province

Reporting on Mekong Dams – Science, Policies and Voices from the Ground

On November 10, BRIDGE financed a training workshop entitled Reporting on Mekong Dams – Science, Policies and Voices from the Ground in An Giang Province in the Mekong Delta. It was organized by Pan Nature, a Vietnamese NGO, to brief journalists on the concerns and perspectives of local stakeholders on planned dams on the Mekong River. Thirty journalists from national and provincial newspapers and radio and television agencies in the delta attended, as will as representatives from academia and NGOs from Vietnam and other Mekong countries. The workshop report is available HERE. …  

31 Dec 2015 | News story
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The film was shown at Lotte Cinema Saigon South

IUCN Viet Nam and Lotte Cinema joined efforts in carrying out an awareness raising programme on marine turtle conservation in Viet Nam

Within the framework of the cooperation between IUCN and WE Media Company, a community awareness program on wildlife protection that focuses on Sea Turtle Conservation has been implemented. As part of this program, a short film about sea turtle conservation has been shown in Lotte Cinemas before the screening of main films. …  

30 Dec 2015 | News story
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