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Wildlife trafficking: the animal market in Laos

VietNamNet Bridge – Reporters travelled 2,000 kilometers in Laos recently to discover how wildlife are carried to Vietnam. Departing from Hanoi, they crossed the Long Sap border gate in the northern province of Son La to Laos.  The first destination was Xam Neua, the capital of Houaphan Province in Laos. Wild animals such as deer, ... Read More »

Environmental protection tax opposed by some economists

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Finance (MOF) has proposed raising the environmental protection tax to offset the decrease in tax collection caused by tariff cuts under foreign trade agreements (FTAs). Research based on the I/O (industrial organization) model found that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Vietnam has reached an alarming level, especially in the processing/manufacturing industry and production of ... Read More »

Lam Dong: Waste treatment factory found dumping waste illegally

Environmental police in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on Wednesday found about 40,000 tonnes of solid waste dumped illegally in the area of Da Lat Waste Treatment Factory in Xuan Truong Commune, Da Lat City. Untreated waste was dumped in the area of the Da Lat Solid Waste Treatment Plant in Xuan Truong Commune.  Thanks to a secret ... Read More »

Ethical wild plant collection initiative reports on successes

Sixty collectors of wild medicinal and aromatic plants met in the northern province of Bắc Kạn on Thursday to report their achievements in implementing a programme titled “Enhancing Management and Benefit Flows in Việt Nam’s Wild Medicinal Products.” On the field trip.  The three-year project had helped train over 1,000 local wild plant harvesters, including 460 women, in sustainable harvesting ... Read More »

VN struggling to protect water resources

Viet Nam is struggling to find solutions, especially ‘green’ solutions to address challenges in water resources management with environmental damage, climate change and unsustainable water exploitation driving the water-related crisis. Natural Resources and Environment Deputy Minister, Trần Quý Kiên, gives a speech at the workshop on water resources management in Hà Nội on Friday.  The statement was made at a ... Read More »

Overloaded dumping site tortures locals

Dozens of households in Duc Tho District, Ha Tinh Province are complaining about pollution caused by an overloaded dumping site in the area. Phuong Thanh dumping site is located near Tung Anh, Duc Long and Duc Hoa communes. However, due to overloading and lack of technology, rubbish has already spilled out onto the roads to Am Pagoda. “Anytime I bring ... Read More »

Muong Lo rice granary in danger because of lack of water

VietNamNet Bridge – The Muong Lo field in Yen Bai province, the rice granary in the northwest, is withering as it has not received enough water from hydropower plants during the dry season. Hydropower plants refuse to discharge water  Muong Lo, a 3,000 hectare field, was severely damaged in the historic flood on October 11, 2017 with 60 hectares of ... Read More »

Agriculture Ministry urges use of organic fertilizer to ‘clean’ land

VietNamNet Bridge – Scientists warn that the overuse of inorganic fertilizers will bring long-term consequences like land degradation, pollution and high toxic residue in agricultural products. Vietnamese farmers no longer use organic fertilizer According to the director of the Plant Protection Agency, Hoang Trung, Vietnam needs 11 million tons of fertilizers a year. The average amount of fertilizer used per ... Read More »

Over 40,000ha of rice to be hurt by saline intrusion in Hau Giang

Over 40,000ha of winter-spring and summer-fall rice in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang will be hurt by saline intrusion this year, said chief of the Office of the provincial Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control and Search and Rescue Tran Thanh Toan.  Accordingly, salt water is forecast to encroach onto Long My district, part of Long ... Read More »

Quang Nam local resident hands over rare primate

A local resident in central Quang Nam Province’s Dong Giang District has handed over a red-shanked douc langur (pygathrix nemaeus) to the district’s forest management unit, according to local authorities. The red-shanked douc langur has been handed over to forest rangers who will take care of it before releasing it in the forest. – Photo Vnexpress Co Lau Deo, from ... Read More »