Business and Biodiversity

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2012

 

Dr. Jaap Vermeulen - survey  team leader showing fossils found a cave newly discovered in this survey

The last refuge: karst conservation in Kien Giang

Described in 2009 as probably one of the worst cases on Earth of multi-species extinctions under direct human action, the karst limestone hills of the Ha Tien-Hon Chong Plain in Kien Giang Province are a global conservation hotspot. …   | Vietnamese

30 Oct 2014 | Article
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Trash collecting boat of Ha Long Bay Management Board

Business speaks on the barriers to cleaning up Ha Long Bay

At a meeting in Hanoi in July 2014, organized by IUCN as part of the USAID-funded Ha Long Bay Alliance (HLBA), 14 cruise boat companies operating in Ha Long Bay discussed the difficulty of deciding whether or not to install expensive new waste water treatment systems on their boats at a time when government policy can change unpredictably. …   | Vietnamese

24 Sep 2014 | Article
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Bhaya representative speaking at the meeting

Cruise boats in Ha Long Bay: what do the businesses say?

The majestic limestone pillars rising out of the green waters of Ha Long Bay form one of Vietnam’s iconic landscapes and its greatest tourist attraction. Every day, hundreds of cruise boats shepherd thousands of visitors among the islands, cave systems, and small beaches that make up the bay. Threatening Ha Long Bay and its important tourism industry, however, is the growing problem of water pollution. …   | Vietnamese

04 Sep 2014 | Article
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Lam Binh Community sends strong message to poachers

Once bitten, twice shy. Or perhaps, in this case the phrase should be ‘once stung, twice shy’. That is the lesson SOS grantee, People Resources and Conservation Foundation, hopes poachers will take from a recent successful ‘sting’ operation carried out in Lam Binh, a remote mountainous karst region in northern Vietnam.
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08 Feb 2013 | News story

Holcim Plant in Vietnam

Planning for biodiversity action in Vietnam

In early October, IUCN and Holcim Vietnam co-convened a workshop to review and finalize the Biodiversity Action Plan recommendations for Holcim’s Hon Chong plant in Kien Giang Province, Southern Vietnam. …  

19 Oct 2012 | News story

Forest rangers in Cat Ba National Park

Biodiversity conservation in Viet Nam: a perfect storm

A “perfect storm” is an expression that describes an event where a rare combination of circumstances will aggravate a situation drastically. The term is also used to describe an actual phemonenon that happens to occur in such a confluence, resulting in an event of unusual magnitude. Over the last few years, a series of reports have documented the disappearance of Vietnam’s globally threatened plants and animals and the ineffectiveness of current management responses. Loss of species matters because while degraded habitats can often be restored and genetic material preserved, extinction is forever. Vietnam’s wildlife in particular faces a perfect storm that has resulted in a three-pronged assault. To read the article, please click HERE  | Vietnamese

09 Apr 2012 | Article
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Indochinese silvered langur in Hon Chong

Exploiting limestone, Silvered langurs lose their “home”: a response

Several recent newspaper articles, including one published in the December 12, 2011 edition of Tuoi Tre, draw attention to the status of the Silvered langur (Trachypithecus germaini) populations on the karst hills of Kien Luong District, Kien Giang Province. As the Tuoi Tre article states, this species is assessed as Endangered by IUCN, the International Union of Conservation of Nature, because it is believed to have undergone a decline exceeding 50% over the past 36 years (three generations, given a generation length of 12 years) due to a combination of habitat loss and hunting pressure (http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/39874/0). The Tuoi Tre article also correctly acknowledges the unique biodiversity of the Kien Luong karst hills. …   | Vietnamese

30 Jan 2012 | Media advisory
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News & Events


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Event Calendar:

2009:

June:

  • "Waste Management and Environmental Protection" summer campaign launched with Holcim Vietnam Ltd.

2008:

December:

  • Mission to Kien Giang province to formulate projects for biodiversity monitoring, wetlands rehabilitation and habitat enrichment in Kien Luong

October:

  • East Asia Business Forum on Environment and Sustainable Development

March:

  • Mission to Kien Giang province for the development of the master plan for karst conservation in Ha Tien plains

February:

  • Signing partnership agreement  between IUCN Viet Nam and Holcim Viet Nam Ltd.

2007:

December:

  • Signing the MoU with VCCI on promoting Business for Sustainable Development
  • Presenting Environment Award under the VCCI 2007 CSR Award

November:

  • Field trip to to Holcim Viet Nam sites and discuss on cooperation
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Ngoc Linh medicinal plant