15/09/2015Intensive shrimp aquaculture and destructive fishing practices have contributed to coastal erosion and reduced biodiversity in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Ben Tre, according to a community-based project carried out in the region. The project's community eco-tourism model was implemented in Thanh Phong Commune in Thanh Phu District, 70 kilometres from Ben Tre city.
15/09/2015Lately, the 2014 National Environment Report released by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment said that, farmers use six times more phosphate and potash than recommended in rice farming. According to the Report, the indiscriminate use of fertilisers, untreated livestock waste and wastewater pose a threat to rural areas.
15/09/2015A cooperation agreement to the effect was recently signed in Hanoi by the Danish Embassy in Vietnam, the Bank for Development and Investment of Vietnam, the Vietnam Technological and Commercial Bank, and the Saigon Commercial Bank.
15/09/2015The Viet Nam Environment Protection Fund has announced loans at 3.6 percent interest for environment protection projects, according to a media report. The loans would be for up to 10 years and worth 70 percent of the project cost.
15/09/2015Close co-ordination between agencies is needed to safely manage PCBs (Polychlorinated Biphenyls) in Viet Nam, according to officials on 25/6/2015 at a meeting in Ha Noi. The meeting, co-organised by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, and Electricity of Viet Nam corporation (EVN), reviewed the 5-year implementation of a US$7-million Project on PCB...
15/09/2015The population of large flying foxes (Pteropus vampyrus) living in the southern Ca Mau Province is facing depletion in its numbers. The Provincial Forest Protection Department has found that there are only about 2,000 large flying foxes in Ca Mau now, which is about one-tenth of the population in 2006.
15/09/2015Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a project to conserve wetland areas and establish two more wetland preservation areas in Thai Binh and Thua Thien-Hue provinces.
15/09/2015The US Agency for International Development (USAID) recently announced its first ever biodiversity policy in Washington including a vision on global biodiversity conservation for sustainable long-term development.
15/09/2015Hazardous industrial waste must be destroyed and has been banned from being sold for fear of heath risks and environmental pollution. Hazardous waste, however is still being sold in the southern province of Dong Nai. Hazardous industrial waste trading centres can be found on some streets, such as Nguyen Ai Quoc, Bui Van Hoa and along National Highway 1A.