Update news biodiversity

Floods, loss of biodiversity and sea level rise are the top three perceived climate change impacts in Southeast Asia, according to a climate survey on regional people's attitudes and perceptions conducted by the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute (ISEAS).

Vietnam enhances cooperation to reduce biodiversity loss

The Vietnamese Government has committed to joining hands with governments in the region and the world to reduce biodiversity loss by 2030 for sustainable development.

20 years since Vietnam joined World Biosphere Reserve network

As most of the protected areas and biosphere reserves in Vietnam are located in areas with high poverty rates, achieving the goal of both conservation and economic development is difficult.

Storks preserved in Bac Ninh

Located in Dong Tien commune, Yen Phong district, in the northern province of Bac Ninh, the Dong Xuyen stork garden is home to tens of thousands of storks. 

OECM – new opportunity for biodiversity protection

The recognition of OECMs (other effective area-based conservation measures) as a complementary approach to efforts to establish official reserves gives Vietnam an opportunity to expand and link the nation’s conservation networks.

Central Highlands targets 49.2 percent in forest coverage in 2030

The Central Highlands region aims to raise its forest coverage to 49.2 percent, and forest area to 2.72 million hectares by 2030.

Organisation calls for end to commercial farming of endangered wildlife

The Education for Nature – Vietnam (ENV) has appealed for an end to commercial farming of endangered wildlife, in an attempt to conserve biodiversity on the occasion of the World Environment Day 2020 (June 5).

In Vietnam, stopping biodiversity degradation a challenging task

Dr Nguyen Ngoc Lung, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Forest Management and Forest Certification, explains that biodiversity degradation can be seen in three forms - biodiversity of ecosystems; of species; and genetic biodiversity.

Biodiversity needs proper protection measures

Vietnam’s biodiversity is facing many challenges, especially in the context of global climate change.

Biodiversity remains well-protected in Vu Quang National Park

With high biodiversity and outstanding historical and cultural values, Vu Quang National Park in Ha Tinh province is not only a multi-purpose conservation area but also has the potential to develop sustainable eco-tourism.

ASEAN ministers agree on prioritised actions for environmental sustainability

The 15th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the Environment (AMME 15) and related meetings concluded in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on October 9 and released a joint statement.

Programme to promote conservation of endangered sea turtles

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a programme for conserving endangered sea turtle species of Vietnam until 2025, with a vision to 2030.

Biodiversity declining in Vietnam's central coastal areas

Because of pollution, climate change and overexploitation, marine biodiversity in the central region is declining.

Environmentalists say Da Nang’s Son Tra must remain pristine

VietNamNet Bridge - Without the original Son Tra, Da Nang will be just like other sea cities in Vietnam, according to environmentalists who are opposed to tourism development at the site. 

The cranes will return

Dong Thap Muoi, the inland wetland in Mekong River Delta, has been a homeland for red-handed cranes (Grus antigone sharpie). 

Ecotourism project could damage national park

VietNamNet Bridge - An ecological & spiritual tourism development project in Bach Ma could damage the national park, experts say. 

Forests disappear, seas depleted: MONRE report

Vietnam’s economic development has heavily relied on natural resources, adversely affecting biodiversity due to unsustainable exploitation, according to a report from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE).

Prime Minister gives nod to biodiversity, climate, forestry project

 The Prime Minister has approved the “Integrating Biodiversity Conservation, Climate Resilience and Sustainable Forest Management in Trung Truong Son Landscapes” project.

Exotic fish harms biodiversity in Dong Nai province

 VietNamNet Bridge – An exotic fish species has been found as not only harmful to the fish farming in Mekong River Delta provinces, but also to many native plant and animal species.

Non-native species pose threat

 VietNamNet Bridge – Experts have urged Viet Nam to beef up administrative efforts to manage over 90 non-native species posing threats to the national ecosystem and biodiversity.