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  • Forests are cleared for planting cassava in Quang Tri Province © Jake Brunner, IUCN Viet Nam Photo: Forests are cleared for planting cassava in Quang Tri Province © Jake Brunner, IUCN Viet Nam

    Forest conservation in Quang Tri: what can be done?

    13.07.2016

    In Quang Tri province, Viet Nam, not far from the Lao border, one side of the valley is a nature reserve, and on the other a 130-hectare community-managed forest. The community forest looks in reasonably good condition, with no clearing and not much bamboo re...

  • Trainees from Forest and Farm Producer Organizations (FFPO) discussed at the training © Center for Media in Educating Community (MEC) Photo: Trainees from Forest and Farm Producer Organizations (FFPO) discussed at the training © Center for Media in Educating Communi

    A collective voice: helping farmers become communicators

    13.07.2016

    The expression “The squeaky wheel gets the grease” or the equivalent in Vietnamese “Con khóc mẹ mới cho bú” (the mother breast-feeds the baby only when it cries) reflect the belief that to get attention you have to raise your voice. Farmers in Vietnam often...

  • eDNA methods are increasingly being used to survey endangered species such as the Vietnamese pond turtle © Adam Stern/Wikimedia Commons Photo: eDNA methods are increasingly being used to survey endangered species such as the Vietnamese pond turtle © Adam Stern/Wikimed

    DNA surveys offer hope to Viet Nam's Critically Endangered turtles

    12.07.2016

    Advanced environmental DNA techniques are being used extensively in Viet Nam as researchers continue in their efforts to track down selected species of Critically Endangered reptiles. The methods have been successful in detecting the rare cave salamander (...

  • Volunteers carrying bags of trashes and polystyrenes to Au Co boat © IUCN Viet Nam  Photo: Volunteers carrying bags of trashes and polystyrenes to Au Co boat © IUCN Viet Nam

    Tackling Ha Long Bay’s polystyrene plague

    12.07.2016

    From a distance, the scattered beaches of Vietnam’s iconic Ha Long Bay appear pristine. But as you get closer you realize that the picturesque World Heritage Site is engaged in a battle to prevent itself from drowning in trash. 

  • Saola Photo: © David Hulse/WWF

    Urgent action needed to save critically endangered “Asian unicorn” in Viet Nam and Laos

    11.07.2016

    Press Release July 9, 2016 -- On World Saola Day, WWF and IUCN’s Saola Working Group are calling for urgent action to save one of the world’s most endangered and rarely seen mammals -- the elusive saola, often called the “Asian Unicorn” -- which was...

  • Indo-Burma Biodiversity hotspot Photo: CI/CABS

    CEPF launches new call for proposals in the Indo-Burma hotspot

    07.07.2016

    The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) has launched a call for proposals for small grant projects in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam and parts of Southern China. A separate call for proposals for large grant projects in Myanmar has also...

  • Rice cultivation in the Mekong basin Photo: © IUCN

    Blog - A shared Mekong: towards better cooperation

    04.07.2016

    The boom in hydropower development in the Mekong basin could affect food security – something IUCN is working to counter by facilitating dialogue in the region, writes Raphaël Glémet, Senior Water and Wetlands Programme Officer at IUCN Asia in his recent blog...

  • Volunteers of Ha Long coastal cleanup / IUCN Viet Nam Photo: Volunteers participating in Ha Long coastal cleanup / IUCN Viet Nam

    Action for a green Ha Long: Volunteers unite to clean-up bay

    30.06.2016

    As part of the USAID-funded Ha Long-Cat Ba Alliance (HLCBA), a clean-up day was organized by IUCN and Au Co Cruises on June 14 in Ha Long Bay with over 100 volunteers from across Viet Nam. 

  • Coastal clean up in Quang Ninh Province Photo: MCD

    IUCN announces Ha Long cleanup day

    08.06.2016

    IUCN Viet Nam and Au Co Cruise this week finished assembling a group of volunteers for an important cleanup event scheduled for Ha Long Bay on the 14th of June. IUCN called for volunteers on the union’s website and social media channels,...

  • Volunteers with rangers in Con Dao National Park Photo: © Vo Cuong Quoc

    Announcement of successful applications for turtle conservation volunteer programme in Con Dao National Park

    03.06.2016

    IUCN Viet Nam has received over 1,100 applications for its Marine Turtle Conservation volunteer programme. This is very encouraging as it means that an increasing number of youths are becoming interested in environmental protection...

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