Ceremony held for first time to honour wildlife conservators

A ceremony was held on January 13 to honour 21 organisations and individuals with outstanding contributions to wildlife conservation in Vietnam during the 2010 – 2020 period.

Cuc Phuong National Park rescues large number of wild animals

The Cuc Phuong National Park in the northern province of Ninh Binh said on January 10 that the unit had just rescued a large number of wild animals including 6 species of turtles, masked palm civet, Chinese Water Dragon, and pangolin in Da Nang city and Quang Tri province in the central region.

WWF's report: Five primate species in Vietnam in urgent need of conservation

Forty-Four different primate species call the Greater Mekong home, with 25 of these found in Vietnam. But these unique species are increasingly threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation, climate change, and hunting driven by consumption and illegal trade.

The 'crazy' man and the sea

Every time he goes out to catch seafood, Tran Van Cuong, from Phu Vang District, Thua Thien Hue Province, collects plastic cans, bottles and bags to raise money for poor students, while contributing to the protection of the ocean.

Protecting sea turtles on Con Dao Island

Sea turtles (Chelonioidea) are rare and endangered animals which are facing a risk of extinction on a global scale and are being protected by many countries around the world, including Vietnam.

Ninh Thuan promotes sustainable development in Nui Chua national park marine protected area

Authorities of south central Ninh Thuan Province have strengthened measures to conserve endangered and rare species of marine fauna and flora, and sustainably restore and develop the ecosystem of the Nui Chua National Park Marine Protected Area.

Protects the parts of Ha Long Bay many people never see

Ha Long Bay is one of the brightest jewels in Viet Nam’s tourism crown.

Photo contest on conservation, sustainable use of wetlands calls for entries

A photo contest highlighting the importance of conserving and sustainably using Vietnamese wetlands was launched on December 21 by the centre for environment and resources communications under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists (VAPA).

MOU inked on development of elephant-friendly tourism model in Dak Lak

A Memorandum of Understanding was inked on December 15 between the Dak Lak Provincial People’s Committee and the Animals Asia Foundation (AAF) on the development of an elephant-friendly tourism model in Dak Lak Province

Hoi An to be Viet Nam’s first city to stop dog and cat meat consumption

Hoi An City People’s Committee on Friday has signed a memorandum of understanding with Four Paws animal charity to eliminate the consumption of dog and cat meat, becoming the first locality in Viet Nam to make such commitment in what remains a controversial issue.