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  • Na Hang lake, Na Hang district, Tuyen Quang province in Vietnam a WARECOD project site Na Hang lake, Na Hang district, Tuyen Quang province in Vietnam a WARECOD project site  Photo: © James Tallant/IUCN

    A look back at 2016: Biodiversity conservation in the Indo-Burma region

    12.01.2017

    The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in the Indo-Burma region will enter the new year with renewed optimism after making significant progress towards biodiversity conservation in 2016. 

  • lady kneeling by stove Photo: IUCN GFCCP

    It started with ten farmers sitting around a fire: a tale of a community forestry enterprise

    11.01.2017

    Nearly a decade has passed since a small group of farmers gathered around a fire to lament the increasing costs of their trade, and the toll that modern practices and inputs was taking on their land. As the embers of the fire settled, they resolved to take...

  • Delivery of equipment Delivery of equipment  Photo: © MFF Viet Nam

    Queens of Bees

    26.12.2016

    More than half the 155,000 population in Tien Lan District, Viet Nam are women who derive incomes mainly from agriculture and aquaculture. Past practices – especially the clearing of mangroves for shrimp farming – have lowered the resilience of coastal...

  • Group picture during the first Coordination Meeting of the Indo-Burma Ramsar Regional Initiative in Bangkok, Thailand Group picture during the first Coordination Meeting of the Indo-Burma Ramsar Regional Initiative in Bangkok, Thailand  Photo: © IUCN

    Indo-Burma Ramsar Regional Initiative (IBRRI): New initiative to strengthen implementation of Ramsar Convention in lower Mekong countries

    26.12.2016

    Representatives of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam recently met in Bangkok to discuss the objectives and work plan of the newly established Indo-Burma Ramsar Regional Initiative (IBRRI). IBRRI was approved by the 52nd meeting of the Ramsar...

  • Man planting a tree with others planting around him Photo: IUCN

    Value we see in trees: innovation and the exchange of ideas

    12.12.2016

    Innovation is a key to improving the rights and livelihoods of farmers and small land holders while encouraging them to plant trees and effectively restore landscapes. During a regional knowledge exchange in Thailand, the Tree Bank offered one such innovation...

  • Volunteers are bringing trashes back to the deck of small Au Co boat © IUCN Viet Nam  Photo: Volunteers are bringing trashes back to the deck of small Au Co boat © IUCN Viet Nam

    The 2nd “Action for a green Ha Long” programme is calling for volunteer application

    08.12.2016

    In continuation to the success of the first programme, IUCN in partnership with Bhaya Group and Coca-Cola Viet Nam are going to organize the Second “Action for A Green Ha Long” Campaign on January 10th, 2017. This programme is a part of the Ha Long – Cat...

  • IUCN President, Zhang Xinsheng addresses participants at the Hanoi Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade  IUCN President, Zhang Xinsheng addresses participants at the Hanoi Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade   Photo: © James Tallant/ IUCN

    Tackling wildlife trafficking through the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

    02.12.2016

    Recognising the significant and detrimental economic, environmental, security-related, and social impacts of the illegal trade in wildlife, 42 countries adopted the Hanoi Statement on Illegal Wildlife Trade on 17 November 2016. The Statement that...

  • Group photo during IUCN President, Zhang Xinsheng's (third from left) with Minister for Natural Resources and Environment of Viet Nam, Dr. Tran Hong Ha (fourth from left)  © James Tallant IUCN Group photo during IUCN President, Zhang Xinsheng's (third from left) meeting with Minister for Natural Resources and Environment of Viet Nam, Dr. Tran Hong Ha (fourth from left)   Photo: © James Tallant/ IUCN

    IUCN reaffirms commitment to tackling illegal wildlife trade at high-level conference in Viet Nam

    29.11.2016

    The Hanoi Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade, held on November 17 and 18, brought together global leaders with the goal of eradicating illegal wildlife trade, and to ensure effective protection of endangered wildlife from the imminent threats of extinction...

  • Processing organic shrimps in Minh Phu Seafood Corporation © IUCN Viet Nam Photo: Processing organic shrimps in Minh Phu Seafood Corporation © IUCN Viet Nam

    Scaling up integrated mangrove-shrimp farming in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

    29.11.2016

    29 November 2016 – The second phase of the project “Restoration of mangroves through sustainable shrimp farming and emission reductions in Ca Mau province” (MAM) will be launched in Can Tho city, the heart of Mekong Delta in Vietnam. The event offers an...

  • Pangolins were killed for meat consumption  © SaveVietnamWildlife Photo: Pangolins were killed for meat consumption © SaveVietnamWildlife

    IUCN hosts regional workshop on moving “Beyond Enforcement” in combating Illegal Wildlife Trade in Southeast Asia

    15.11.2016

    Press Release: Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 15 - 16 November 2016 - Conservationists will meet in Hanoi to participate in a regional workshop for Southeast Asia with a focus on the Lower Mekong Region. “Beyond Enforcement: Involving indigenous peoples and local...

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