Nearly 500 wild animals illegally traded rescued this year

As many as 447 wild animals were rescued in Việt Nam in the first six months of the year, according to Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV).

Scientists complete collection of sea creature specimens in southern Vietnam

Scientists from the Institute of Oceanography under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology have completed a collection of more than 20,000 specimens of sea creatures, with many new creatures discovered for the first time in Vietnamese waters or entirely new species.

Communications contest against plastic waste launched

The Green Development Support Centre (GreenHub) in collaboration with the For Vietnamese Stature Foundation (VSF) have recently launched the Plastic Talk contest that seeks innovative communications products aiming to promote plastic waste reduction.

Two women fined $43,000 for involvement in illegal wildlife trade

Authorities in the Central Highlands province of Đắk Nông have fined two women more than VNĐ1 billion (US$43,584) for their involvement in the illegal wildlife trade.

Human-wildlife conflict one of the greatest threats to wildlife species: WWF and UNEP report

Conflict between people and animals is one of the main threats to the long-term survival of some of the world’s, and Việt Nam’s, most emblematic species, a new report from WWF and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has warned.

Illegal wildlife trade cracked down nationwide

Law enforcement agencies have heeded the call of 14 NGOs working in nature and wildlife conservation and begun cracking down on the illegal wildlife trade at the Thạnh Hóa Farmers Market in southern Long An province.

Capital city plans to build more public and green spaces

Public green spaces have never been more important in Hà Nội, a densely populated city facing challenges from rapid urbanisation, climate change and air pollution.

Ho Chi Minh City seeks to reduce plastic waste

The HCM City People’s Committee has unveiled a plan to strengthen the management, recycling, reuse, processing, and reduction of plastic waste in the city.

Performing bears handed over to sanctuary: a big step forward

The recent hand over of four bears from Hanoi’s Central Circus to a sanctuary is a big step towards helping bears in Việt Nam, said a representative of animal welfare organisation Animals Asia.

Nearly 160 wild animals saved in May

The Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV) said as many as 157 wild animals were saved thanks to notice from residents via its hotline in May.