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Ecosystem service scheme shows promise as parties share profits

Vietnam earned 58 million USD from the collection of payments for eco system service (PES) schemes in 2012, the equivalent to the State budget allocation for the forestry sector. Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan praised the news of the income. “This is an encouraging figure given that this scheme was ... Read More »

Bach Ma National Park preserves valuable tree genes

Scientists have conducted seven field research projects to preserve and develop gene sources, especially that of two rare tree species, scientifically called Hopea pierrei and Sindora tonkinensis, at Bach Ma National Park in central Thua Thien-Hue province. They have also succeeded in researching and building many models to restore natural forests, organising the investigation and supervision of Carbi gibbon and ... Read More »

Ministry told to name hydropower projects to be axed

VietNamNet Bridge – In October this year, the Ministry of Industry and Trade will have to submit a report on the hydropower master plan, naming the projects subject to cancellation, those forced to make adjustments and those allowed to continue. The committees of the National Assembly (NA) are supervising implementation of the seven resolutions released at the NA meeting four ... Read More »

Visiting the “kingdom of snakes”

VietNamNet Bridge – Going to the southwestern region, you must visit Tam Nong, in Dong Thap province, a small rural market but is very famous for snake meat. Hanoi’s snake village on National Geographic Herbalist saves over 550 snake-bitten victims Before 5 o’clock in the morning, Mr. Phi woke me up to go to the snake market. Located in the ... Read More »

Eco-project offers fresh hope to rural farmers

  Truong Hanh farmers join a training course on how to protect the environment. Having been blighted in the past by pollution, disease-ridden water and other health hazards, poor households in Ha Tinh province are being given a new lease of life thanks to a pioneering eco-village project. Tran Thi Hue’s family has used well water for three generations, even ... Read More »

Bike ride supports action to save bears

More than 80 people from Viet Nam and around the world gathered together on their bicycles last Saturday in the name of a good cause. Bears romp in a Viet Nam Bear Rescue Centre sanctuary. Photos courtesy of Animals Asia Apart of the National Park is home to the Viet Nam Bear Rescue Centre (VBRC), which has made headlines around ... Read More »

Yok Don forbidden forest gets nearly empty

VietNamNet Bridge – After the old trees in the Yok Don National Park were chopped down by illegal lumberjacks, the young trees in the forest have also disappeared recently.   Forests disappearing Tran Van Thanh, Acting Director of the Yok Don National Park, has recently affirmed before the press agencies that thanks to the drastic measures taken by the forest ... Read More »

Environment observation network modernized

VietNamNet Bridge – Seventeen marine meteorological stations will be upgraded and others built to meet the 2020 target of 35 ones, under a natural resources and environment observation network masterplan. The stations will help develop sea economics and tap natural resources. Accordingly, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will gradually complete and modernise current marine resources and environment observation ... Read More »

Sea horses – gentlemen’s panacea

VietNamNet Bridge – Sea horses have been hunted everywhere in coastal provinces by people, just because they are considered the panacea for gentlemen. Sea horses favored by men The Song Cau town in Phu Yen province is called the “metropolis” of sea horses. Numerous sea horse shops can be seen on the Highway No. 1A which goes across the Xuan ... Read More »