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Localities step up forest planting
Vietnam’s area of new concentrated forests hit 131,000ha in the first eight months of 2017, a rise of 2% year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Việt Nam and UK experts talk to fight wildlife trafficking
Experts from government and law enforcement agencies of Vietnam and the UK met at a conference in Hà Nội on September 7 to discuss measures to combat the illegal wildlife trade.
Vietnam shares policies at Asia-Pacific environment meeting
Vietnam has shared its policies to cope with arising environmental challenges facing Asia-Pacific countries at the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit on the Environment which took place in Bangkok, Thailand, from September 5-8.
Hanoi to have more waste-to-energy plant
A waste treatment plant capable of generating electricity will be built in Nam Son waste treatment complex in Hanoi’s suburban Soc Son district.
Hanoi starves for breath of fresh air
Hanoi’s air quality has been at an acceptable level less than two days a week, according to a newly released document. The data was presented in a report on air quality in Vietnam in the first half of this year.
Rural areas aim to reduce development pollution
Big changes have been recorded in socio-economic development in the Vietnamese countryside. One of the leading factors for change is the rapid modernisation of the country’s primary industry - and the rural areas themselves.
Đà Lạt City wins ASEAN Environmental Award
The central highland city of Đà Lạt in Lâm Đồng Province will be Việt Nam’s representative to receive the fourth ASEAN Environmentally Sustainable City at the fifteenth ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Environment.
Chàm Island saves threatened turtle
The Chàm island’s Marine Protected Area (MPA) management board started conservation of the green turtle (Chelonia mydas) by hatching 450 eggs taken from Côn Đảo Island on August 30.
$678.4m registered for solar projects in Tây Ninh
The People’s Committee of southwestern Tây Ninh Province has proposed the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) add 15 solar power projects to the provincial planning scheme on electricity development in the 2011-15 period, with a vision through 2020.
The campaign to make the world cleaner
According to announce of Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE), the ministry will launch a campaign to make the world cleaner from September 23 to 30 with the theme waste management for the sustainable rural environment.
Rural areas face environmental pollution
The use of pesticides and chemical fertiliser in farming and the discharge of solid waste from craft villages and households are the main causes of rural environmental pollution, which has become more severe recently in a country with nearly 67 percent of the population living in rural areas.
“Say No to Ivory” campaign launched to protect elephants
A “Say No to Ivory” campaign was launched in Ho Chi Minh City on August 30 with a view to raising public awareness of elephant protection. The campaign, part of the global wildlife programme “When the buying stops, the killing can too”, was launched by the Centre of Hand-on Actions and Networking for Growth and Environment (CHANGE) and WildAid organization.
Rare primate handed over to Cúc Phương park ​
A red-shanked douc langur (pygathrix nemaeus) was handed over to the Cúc Phương national park in the northern province of Ninh Bình by forest rangers in Phú Lộc District in central province of Thừa Thiên-Huế on August 14.
Contest on solutions to address plastic waste launched
The Greenovation Challenge contest, aimed at seeking initiatives to solve plastic waste issues in Việt Nam, has been launched in Hà Nội.
Central Highlands focuses on sustainable forest restoration
Central Highland provinces are taking drastic measures to restore, protect and develop natural forests.
First Vietnamese recognized as ASEAN Biodiversity Hero
Prof. Dr Dang Huy Huynh, Chairman of the Heritage Tree Council and Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment (VACNE), has become the first Vietnamese to be honoured as an ASEAN Biodiversity Hero
240 spots contaminated with pesticides remain in Vietnam
Vietnam still has 240 pesticide-contaminated locations in 15 localities, causing serious and extremely serious pollution, according to the 2016 National Environment Report recently released by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
Hòn Cau Marine Protected Area releases newly hatched turtles to ocean
Authorities of the Hòn Cau Marine Protected Area on Thursday released 103 newly hatched sea turtles into the Hòn Cau Sea in Bình Thuận Province’s Tuy Phong District.
Pollution getting worse in cities
Urban citizens, especially children, are being exposed to higher risks of respiratory diseases as air pollution worsens, experts have said.
HCM City backs building of waste-to-energy plant
​ Ho Chi Minh City will work to create favourable conditions for the Hydraulic - Machine Company to apply the made-in-Vietnam technology for turning waste to electricity, in order to address the issue of waste treatment and environmental protection.
Việt Nam commits to better bear preservation
The Việt Nam Administration of Forestry on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AnimalsAsia on building plans to better protect bears.
New plant species found in Son Tra Nature Reserve
The Southern Institute of Ecology has discovered three new plant species unknown to the world in the Son Tra Nature Reserve during a three-year research and revaluation of its biodiversity
Việt Nam plants additional 90,700 hectares of forest in first half
Vietnam’s new forest areas rose by 4.5% year-on-year to 90,700 hectares in the first six months of 2017 thanks to favourable weather conditions.
Đà Nẵng to have first waste-to-electricity project
The Empire Group and ViDe Bridge Limited Company of Vietnam will implement a project producing electricity from urban solid waste using advanced technology in the central city of Đà Nẵng
Việt Nam has large wind power potential
Việt Nam has huge potential in terms of geography and wind power resources to generate electricity, experts have said.
Bach Ma Park to host saola breeding centre
The Bach Ma National Park has been selected as the site for the world’s only breeding centre for the saola, the extremely elusive forest-dwelling bovine only found in the forests of Vietnam and Laos
Threatened langur species found in Dong Nai province
Tens of black-shanked douc langurs (Pygathrix nigripes), an endangered species, have been spotted in Chua Chan mountain in Suoi Cat commune of Xuan Loc district, the southern province of Dong Nai.
Central province to protect endangered langurs
Head of Quảng Nam Forest Protection sub-department, Phan Tuấn told the Việt Nam News that the herd, which was estimated to number around 50 individuals, was found living in a 10ha forest in Đồng Cổ Village of Tam Mỹ Tây Commune.
Low-carbon economy in updated Nationally Determined Contribution
Việt Nam plans to develop a low-carbon economy and include climate-change resistance work in its updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) for the Paris climate accords. The information was released by Deputy Head of the Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Change Department under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment , Phạm Văn Tấn at a workshop held on 28 June in Hà Nội.
Review of green hospital model in Việt Nam
The Energy Conservation Centre in Ho Chi Minh City (ECC-HCMC) and the Japanese New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) reviewed outcomes of a pilot project on green hospitals in Vietnam at a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City on June 20.
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