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Conservation Today — eNewsletter of the Viet Nam Country Office

January - March 2007 isue

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What else is new ... updates from IUCN Viet Nam


IUCN -The World Conservation Union is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Vu Van Trieu as the new Country Representative for the Viet Nam Programme. Dr. Trieu’s is a familiar face in Viet Nam’s environmental sector.  Most recently he provided leadership as the Director General of the International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Fisheries (MoFI). Prior to his work at MoFI, Dr. Trieu was a Senior Expert at the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Environment’s International Cooperation Division, where for 12 years he was responsible for cooperation with organisations such as IUCN, FAO, UNDP, UNEP, and WWF.   We warmly welcome Dr. Trieu to the IUCN family and look forward to continuing to make an important contribution with the guidance and experience of Dr. Trieu.

Ms. Pham Thi Dung has been appointed as the National Project Coordinator for the Safeguarding Biodiversity for Poverty Reduction Project (SBPRP).  Ms. Dung’s prior experience in community development and natural resources management makes her a valuable addition to the Project’s team.

Ms. Tran Thanh Huong joins IUCN Viet Nam as the NTFP Project interpreter and translator.  Ms. Huong, who studied English at Vinh University, is based in the North-Central Regional Office of the NTFP Project in Ha Tinh province.

What we are up to ... our upcoming events


 A workshop to support the Development of the Biodiversity Conservation Component for the Master Plan for Environment Protection of Phu Quoc Island to 2010 and Vision to 2020 Project will be organized by VEPA, MONRE, and IUCN.  The findings and recommendations of an independent consulting team on the balance between conservation and development on Phu Quoc Island will be discussed.   

For information, please contact Ms. Bui Thi Thu Hien, Marine and Coastal Programme Manager, at or +(84) 4 726-1575 ext. 123.

Food for thought ... our new releases

FLOW, The Essentials of Environmental Flows

FLOW, The Essentials of Environmental Flows


07 Mar 2007 | Downloads - document

VALUE, Counting Ecosystems as a Part of Water Infrastructure

VALUE, Counting Ecosystems as a Part of Water Infrastructure


07 Mar 2007 | Downloads - document

Values and Rewards: Counting and capturing ecosystem water services for sustainable development

Values and Rewards: Counting and capturing ecosystem water services for sustainable developmen

UCN Water, Nature and Economics Technical Paper No. 1  …  

07 Mar 2007 | Downloads - document

Other publications

Genetic resources access and benefit sharing workshop proceedings

Vietnamese-language publication on fragile ecosystems and site-selection for developing eco-villages
Vietnamese-language publication series of 3 on developing eco-villages on slopelands, wetlands, or sandy areas

Vietnamese-language publication on fire management

(Please request a copy from IUCN Vietnam office)