Science & Education

Rare turtle species discovered in central Việt Nam

These species have been listed in the Việt Nam Red Book and need to be conserved.


Hà Nội needs solution for sorting solid waste at source

The Law on Environmental Protection regulates the classification of solid waste into three categories of recyclable solid waste, food waste and other domestic solid waste but localities are still struggling to find the appropriate plan to do so.


Bến Tre Province expands forest cover with eye on climate change

The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Bến Tre plans to increase its forest cover, especially by growing mangroves, to mitigate the impacts of climate change and combine them with aquaculture to increase people’s incomes.


Hà Nội needs urgent, optimal solution for waste treatment capacity

Hà Nội needs an urgent and optimal solution for waste treatment, environmental experts have said, suggesting the construction of modern waste treatment facilities and waste sorting at source be the key points to improve the city’s waste treatment capacity.


Ministry plans to increase environmental protection tax on non-biodegradable packaging

Expanding the tax base and increasing environmental protection tax on non-biodegradable packaging materials would be considered with an aim to limit the use of these materials.


Decade-long general planning scheme for Cửu Long river basin approved

Deputy Prime Minister Trần Hồng Hà has signed a decision approving the general planning scheme of the Cửu Long (Mekong) river basin for the 2021-2030 period.


Việt Nam takes drastic action to combat wildlife trafficking and protect biodiversity

Statistics from the Forest Protection Department show that the number of violations related to wildlife across the nation decreased by 147 cases per year from 2018-2022 compared to 2013-2017.


Habit of burning straw persists in Hà Nội's suburban areas

Despite numerous attempts by the municipal authority to curb the burning of rice straw, this practice persists.


Environment pollution authorities call for action addressing air pollution

Satellite images show that air pollution has badly affected many areas across the country.


Việt Nam offers initiatives to promote cooperation to reduce emissions in Asia

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Trần Hồng Hà presented several important initiatives of Việt Nam during the Asia Zero Emission Community (AZEC) Ministerial Meeting in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday.


World Wildlife Day: More efforts needed to protect Việt Nam's biodiversity

March 3 is World Wildlife Day. It is a United Nations International day to celebrate all the world's wild animals and plants and the contribution that they make to our lives and the health of the planet. This date was chosen as it is the birthday of CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, signed in 1973.


Coffee, rubber and many others affected by new EU policies on anti-deforestation

Việt Nam, one of the EU's main importer of forestry-based products is facing great challenges in adapting to these new policies from the EU.


Man given 13 years in prison for trading endangered animal products

Nguyễn Đức Tài was found guilty of illegally trading 10 tonnes of rhino horns, ivory, lion's bones, and pangolin scales and intentionally forging seals and documents.


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