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Six Tibetan bears in Binh Duong rescued

Six Tibetan bears were successfully rescued from a farm in Thuan An township of the southern province of Binh Duong by the Animals Asia on December 8. The bears were implanted with microchips and kept at the farm for about 12 years. They were sent to the Vietnam Bear Sanctuary in the Tam Dao National ... Read More »

Flood rises due to loss of 1.7mln ha protection forest

 Head of Policy Department of the Center for People and Nature (PanNature) Nguyen Thi Hai Van pointed out a loss of protection forest is the culprit of much flash flood and erosion lately. Source link Read More »

Quang Binh rangers detain man with two dead langurs

Forest rangers in central Quang Binh Province on Wednesday detained a man who was carrying two stripe-headed black langurs (Trachypithecus hatinhensis), listed by International Union for Conservation of Nature as an endangered species. Stripe-headed black langurs (Trachypithecus hatinhensis). — Photo Rangers of the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park detained Dinh Van Tuy, 29, a resident of the province’s Hoa ... Read More »

Lower Mekong countries, the US enhance cooperation

Concerted efforts are needed to enhance cooperation between the governments of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam and the US in a number of areas, including education, energy security, food security, agriculture and health, Tran Quang Hoai, director of the Directorate of Disaster Management under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said. Tran Quang Hoai, director of the Directorate ... Read More »

Vietnam’s protected forest dwindling

VietNamNet Bridge – Despite positive reports from authorities on the steady increase of the national forest cover, the size of the country’s protected forest is in fact decreasing at an alarming rate, experts said. Pine trees in the protected forest in Ho Chi Minh Highway in Dak Song District, in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong, are illegally chopped ... Read More »

Untreated waste pollutes Vinh Phuc environment

VietNamNet Bridge – With tonnes of waste discarded directly into fields, lakes and ponds or dumped on roadsides for years, the northern province of Vinh Phuc has a serious pollution problem. Over 650 tones of rubbish are discharged every day in Vinh Phuc’s rural area.  Provincial reports say that Vinh Yen City and Phuc Yen Town alone generate 180 tonnes ... Read More »

Investigation of forest destruction be speeded up: Deputy PM

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has ordered the the central province of Binh Dinh’s Police Department to quickly complete its investigation into 60ha of a local forest being illegally chopped down in An Lao District’s An Hung Commune in late August. Representatives of local authorised agencies at the scene of the deforestation in An Hung Commune.  Dũng required the ... Read More »

More severe coastal erosion spotted in Thua Thien – Hue

 Coastal areas in the central province of Thua Thien – Hue are facing worsen erosion, threatening inland life and infrastructure. Thua Thien – Hue’s coastal line spans 120 km   Sea water is calculated to encroach into land about 10 – 15 cm every year.  VNA Source link Read More »

Da Nang beaches face worst erosion in decades

A 500m section of beach in Ngu Hanh Son District of the central city of Da Nang has been seriously eroded by uninterrupted rain and rising sea waves in the last two months. Source link Read More »

Environment dept: air quality in Hanoi isn’t as bad as reported

VietNamNet Bridge – The deputy director of the Hanoi Department of Natural Resources and the Environment Le Tuan Dinh has reassured the public that the air quality in Hanoi is not as bad as the figures in the Green Innovation and Development Centre’s (GreenID) report. Deputy director of the Hanoi Environment Department Le Tuan Dinh Local newspapers days ago cited ... Read More »