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Development of organic fertiliser key to VN’s future agriculture

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam has identified organic agriculture as the way forward, and why the development and promotion of the product is key to achieving their goals. Farmers harvest rice grown with organic fertiliser in Vi Thanh Commune, Vi Thuy District of the Mekong Delta Province Hau Giang. — VNA/VNS Photo Duy Khuong Minister of ... Read More »

Balancing conservation, economic development in Hoi An

VietNamNet Bridge – Rapid tourism development has put pressure on local infrastructure and environment in the UNESCO-protected town of Hoi An. Vietnam beautiful landscapes attract foreign travelers Nguyen Chi Trung, director of the Hoi An Cultural Heritage Conservation Center, said that concerns for Hoi An are not only the degradation of houses, but also changes in intangible cultural values.  About ... Read More »

Binh Thuan bans mollusk, bivalve catching temporarily

A temporary ban on the exploitation of mollusks and bivalves, including scallops and clams, in the sea waters has been issued by the central province of Binh Thuan as an effort to protect and regenerate these marine resources. Specifically, organisations and individuals are not allowed to buy, transport, process and sell mollusks and bivalves – the local seafood specialties – ... Read More »

Thanh Hoa authorities at loss at how to deal with illegal tiger farm

Education for Nature-Vietnam has proposed to seize 11 tigers which are being kept at a farm in Thanh Hoa Province but local authorities have no idea where to transfer them. Tigers at Nguyen Mau Chien’s farm in Thanh Hoa Province Last year, Hanoi police arrested Nguyen Mau Chien and accomplices who are members of a trans-boundary wildlife trafficking ring with ... Read More »

Ha Long – Cat Ba heritage management needs reform

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam is making hectic preparations to submit an application for UNESCO recognition of Ha Long Bay – Cat Ba Archipelago as an expanded World Heritage Site.  The Ha Long – Cat Ba heritage management needs reform  Cat Ba is one of the world’s natural biosphere reserves. Ha Long is recognized as a World Heritage Site. And now ... Read More »

Dynamite fishing blamed for Quang Tri mass fish death

VietNamNet Bridge – Exploding dynamite when fishing is being blamed for the mass of dead fish that washed ashore in the central province of Quang Tri. Dead fish found on a beach in Quang Tri’s Trieu An Commune. — Photo laodong.com.vn According to a report by the province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the fish deaths were suspectedly caused ... Read More »

Motorbikes, not cars, the environmental threat

Motorbikes from the 2000s generate 416% more hydrocarbons, 3,220% more nitrogen oxides, and 8,065% more carbon monoxide than motor cars made in the same decade, research reveals. An article published recently by the website Green Choices recommended that environmentally-conscious consumers switch from motor cars to motorbikes, as they provide the individual freedoms associated with cars but at a lower environmental ... Read More »

Vietnam’s forest coverage ratio reaches over 41%

Vietnam has over 14.41 million hectares of forest, of which, standardized area is over 13.71 million hectares, with forest coverage ratio of 41.45%, according to latest statistics announced by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). Accordingly, as of December 31, 2017, the country had 10,236,415 hectares of natural forest, and 4,178,966 hectares of planted forest. After the announcement ... Read More »

International support for Vietnam in livestock waste treatment

Vietnam has carried out a number of international cooperation programmes on animal waste treatment (with FAO, the Netherlands, Denmark, France, Belgium …), with a noteworthy example being the Low Carbon Agricultural Support Project under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). The project, using loans from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and aiming to seek a comprehensive solution for ... Read More »