Science & Education

Prolonged pollution from agricultural waste affects people's lives

The discharge of waste from animal husbandry and farm produce processing are the main causes of rural environmental pollution, which has become more severe recently in a new-style rural commune in Sơn La province.


Endangered, rare gray-shanked douc langurs found in local garden

On the morning of February 10, an individual of this kind of primate appeared in the garden of Lê Văn Thành in Cẩm Tú Village. 


Efforts exerted to increase climate change adaptability of Mekong Delta urban systems

Climate change is posing a great challenge to the Mekong Delta region, especially erosion, landslides, flooding, and pollution.


RoK-funded mangrove restoration project launched in Ninh Bình

The five-year project has total funding of US$4.39 million, with $3.79 million coming from the RoK’s non-refundable aid. It targets 250 hectares of new mangrove forests in Kim Sơn, Ninh Bình, and at the Xuân Thuỷ National Park in Nam Định Province.


Northern region to see humid weather until April

The northern region of Việt Nam will continue to experience humid weather until April, according to Nguyễn Văn Hưởng, head of the weather forecast division under the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.


Hải Phòng authorities seize another 42 smuggled ivory tusks

The discovery came after a suspicious 40-foot container was inspected by the Coast Guard Region 1, in coordination with the Hải Phòng Customs Department and relevant authorities. 


Rare wild cat handed over to authorities in Quảng Bình

The wild cat weighs about 3.5kg and has yellowish fur with black spots.


World Wetlands Day 2023 to be observed in Việt Nam with various activities

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has issued a document, calling for response to the World Wetlands Day 2023, celebrated annually on February 2.


Water resources planning scheme for 2021-2030 announced

By 2025, the planning scheme targets increasing the rate of daily clean water use to 95-100 per cent for the urban population and 65 per cent for rural residents.


Domestic elephant to be taken to Yôk Đôn National Park

This is the eighth domestic elephant collected by the Centre for Elephant Conservation, Animal Rescue and Forest Protection, part of the cooperation programme between Đắk Lắk Province authorities and the AAF.


Cold weather to blanket northern Việt Nam during Tết

The cold spell is forecast to linger through the country's longest holiday, which lasts from January 20-26.


Workshop discusses marine spatial planning for sustainable oceans in Việt Nam

The workshop was co-organised by the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), the People's Committee of Quảng Bình Province, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Norwegian Embassy in Hà Nội.                       


Back to the wild

In 2022, residents of Thừa Thiên – Huế Province handed over more than 80 species, many of which were endangered, to the provincial forest rangers to release them back into the wild. This was made possible by the province's programmes to educate the public about wildlife protection and conservation, as well as its training courses for forest rangers. The results show a positive change in the community's awareness of the meaning and importance of wildlife conservation.


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