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  • Floating bed with seedlings, Viet Nam Seedlings growing on a floating bed in Tri Ton, An Giang, Viet Nam. Photo: ©Gian Tang Phuong/IUCN

    Blog: Floating agriculture drifts from Bangladesh to Viet Nam

    27.11.2018

    Floating agriculture is an age-old practice in Bangladesh. Haseeb Md. Irfanullah of IUCN Bangladesh writes on the recent introduction of this famous, traditional farming system to the Mekong Delta as an example of south-south cooperation.

  • Participants were discussing in the meeting Photo: Participants were discussing in the meeting © IUCN Viet Nam

    A nexus assessment of the 3S river basins: initial results and feedback

    26.11.2018

    Over the last 18 months, IUCN, ICEM, and IWMI have been preparing a water-food-energy-environment (WFEE) nexus assessment of the Srepok, Sesan, and Sekong (3S) River Basins in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Vietnam on behalf of the US State Department’s Nexus Futures...

  • Corals Red Sea Corals at Ras Mohammed National Park, Egypt Photo: mindgrow [CC BY-SA 2-0]. from flickr

    IUCN lists 15 new sites as world’s best protected areas

    24.11.2018

    Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, 24 November 2018 (IUCN) – The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has admitted 15 new natural sites to the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas – the first global standard recognising best practice in...

  • Volunteers were collecting the trash from the beach in Vung Ha islet, Ha Long Bay Photo: Volunteers were collecting the trash from the beach in Vung Ha islet, Ha Long Bay © IUCN Viet Nam

    Zero waste programme: mutual benefits for both the environment and the private sector

    23.11.2018

    Through the Ha Long-Cat Ba Alliance (HLCBA), a USAID funded initiative to address the environmental problems in Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba Archipelago, IUCN and its partners are influencing the business sector, especially boat cruises and travel agents, to raise...

  • Specialists and staff of Sub FPD discussed to select monitoring priorities Photo: Specialists and staff of Sub FPD discussed to select monitoring priorities © IUCN Viet Nam

    Biodiversity monitoring in Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba Archipelago: getting started

    28.09.2018

    “What species exist in this site?” is a question that is often asked by visitors to Vietnam’s protected areas. It seems to be a simple question to answer given the amount of research that’s been carried out in Vietnam’s national parks and nature reserves. But...

  • Local students collected plastic waste to exchange for IUCN notebooks and multiple use bags Photo: Local students collected plastic waste to exchange for IUCN notebooks and multiple use bags © IUCN Viet Nam

    5,510 plastic bottles saved during the first month in Ly Son MPA

    15.09.2018

    “I was appalled by the level of litter and rubbish that is spoiling the island. This problem needs to be addressed to attract foreign tourists. They will not come here if rubbish of all kinds, plastic bottles, paper, polystyrene are just thrown into the...

  • Group photo at the launching workshop Photo: Group photo at the launching workshop © IUCN Viet Nam

    Second phase of FFF gets going in Vietnam

    10.09.2018

    The first phase of the Forest & Farm Facility (FFF), which ran from 2012 to 2017, was a clear success.  In the 10 focal countries, over 900 forest and farmer producer organizations (FFPOs) were strengthened, 279 business plans were completed, 51...

  • The Nam Ou 2 Hydropower Project dam was constructed in Lao Photo: The Nam Ou 2 Hydropower Project dam in Lao LightRocket/Getty Images/Nikkei Asia Review

    Rethink plans to dam Mekong after Laos disaster

    14.08.2018

    Barrage collapse highlights risks and need for alternative energy sources - The collapse of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy dam after heavy rains last month that killed more than 30 in Laos and left thousands of Lao and Cambodian people homeless is reigniting an...

  •  “Love the ocean” by Cao Thi Thanh Tha and Phan Ngoc Linh made from plastic bottles, cups and foam, cement, and steel Photo: “Love the ocean” by Ms. Linh and Ms. Tha made from plastic bottles, cups and foam, cement, and steel © Cao Thanh Tha

    “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”: art from plastic in Bai Tu Long National Park

    30.07.2018

    “This is the first time I visited Minh Chau Island and my first impression is that the beaches are so beautiful. However, I see lots of trash especially plastic waste and foam on the beaches. I decided to participate in this programme as I believe in personal...

  • A community member measured lumber dimension Photo: A community member measured lumber dimension © IUCN Viet Nam/Le Thanh Thuy

    How to increase the value of Vietnam’s forestry sector?

    05.07.2018

    On a visit to Quang Tri in 2016 we asked a forest ranger where the best forest was. He said it was in remote areas too inaccessible for illegal logging or land conversion. If an area has fertile soil and is easy to access, people will turn it into...

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