Boat cruises in Ha Long Bay

IUCN has a long history in Viet Nam since it supported the government in the preparation of the first National Conservation Strategy in 1984. Since then, IUCN has made significant contributions to biodiversity conservation and environmental protection, particularly through the development of laws and policies.

IUCN Viet Nam focuses its work on the following thematic programmes: Business and Biodiversity, Forest ConservationProtected Area and World Heritage, Marine and Coastal Ecosystems, Water and Wetlands and Environmental Governance.

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Market selling illegal marine turtle products, Ho Chi Minh city, Viet Nam

Marine turtle poachers, traders, and buyers: what can be done?

When I was asked if I wanted to join a training workshop on marine turtle conservation in Quang Ngai and Binh Dinh, I eagerly agreed. The next day we left behind the fog and chaos of Hanoi for Central Vietnam where we went to train volunteers, government staff, and the border military on marine turtle conservation. This was how I got to learn about the predicament of Vietnam’s marine turtles. …   | Vietnamese

31 Jul 2012 | Article
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Congress participants during the 2008 IUCN Congress in Barcelona

Last few hours for discounts on Congress fees

2012 is a busy year for environmental decision-making, with many large-scale conventions taking place. But the IUCN World Conservation Congress is a unique event with a unique audience. It is the only global summit that represents every aspect of conservation, bringing together leaders of all levels – from governments and international NGOs to academia and local charities. …   | French | Spanish

05 Jul 2012 | News story

SEADocs poster

Southeast Asian Student Documentary Award - Call for Entries

 SEADocs – The Southeast Asian Student Documentary Award is a competition to encourage the art of documentary filmmaking in the region as a platform to engage with pressing social and environmental issues. …   | French

06 Jun 2012 | News story
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Opening ceremony for the forum on the Mekong River Delta

Celebrating wetlands in Vietnam

The 4th Forum on “Nature and culture conservation for the sustainable development of the Mekong Delta” was held on 21 July 2012 in the city of Cao Lanh, Dong Thap province, Vietnam. On the following day, a ceremony was organised to celebrate the Listing of Tram Chim National Park as the country’s 4th Ramsar Site and the number 2,000 site worldwide. …  

30 May 2012 | Article
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Clam ground in Ba Tri District, Ben Tre Province

What’s causing large-scale clam deaths in Ben Tre?

Ben Tre is a major supplier of white clam seeds for other parts of the Mekong Delta and elsewhere in Vietnam. Of Ben Tre’s 65-km coastline, 50 km are used for clam growing and its clams are a respected brand that offers clam collectors high profits. All eight of Ben Tre’s clam cooperatives are certified by the Marine Stewardship Council. However, according to local government officials, over the last three years there have been increasing episodes of clam death. …   | Vietnamese

04 May 2012 | Article
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Save the Mekong

As Mekong Leaders Gather, Public Awaits Answers on Xayaburi Dam

Save the Mekong Press Release - Phuket, Thailand – As the Mekong River Commission (MRC) member countries gather today for the MRC’s Mekong 2 Rio International Conference on Transboundary River Basin Management, the Save the Mekong coalition has called upon regional governments to immediately address the ambiguities that have been left unanswered with respect to the future of the Xayaburi Dam and other mainstream dams …  

02 May 2012 | News story
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Sunda Pangolin (Manis javanica)

Seizure highlights need for pangolin conservation

The seizure of 71 pangolins being transported without documentation in Vietnam has highlighted that the formation of the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group has come at an important time. …  

27 Apr 2012 | News story

Villager repairing fish net

Near-shore fishing in Can Gio: a precarious living

As part of a BCR training workshop for provincial government staff in Can Gio on April 4-6, 2012, IUCN organized a short visit to Dong Tranh, a fishing village located right next to Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve where the trainees could test their skills at carrying out vulnerability and capacity assessments. …   | Vietnamese

24 Apr 2012 | News story
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Participants visit a fishing village in Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve

BCR training of trainers workshop in Can Gio

A major objective of IUCN’s Building Coastal Resilience (BCR) is to link provincial level investments in climate change adaptation with explicit needs based on assessments of vulnerability and community capacity at the community level. On April 4-6, 2012, IUCN organized a Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop for government and partner staff who will be involved in the Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (VCA) workshops in BCR’s five focal provinces in the Mekong Delta. To learn more about the TOT workshop, click here. …   | Vietnamese

23 Apr 2012 | Event
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Forest rangers in Cat Ba National Park

Biodiversity conservation in Viet Nam: a perfect storm

A “perfect storm” is an expression that describes an event where a rare combination of circumstances will aggravate a situation drastically. The term is also used to describe an actual phemonenon that happens to occur in such a confluence, resulting in an event of unusual magnitude. Over the last few years, a series of reports have documented the disappearance of Vietnam’s globally threatened plants and animals and the ineffectiveness of current management responses. Loss of species matters because while degraded habitats can often be restored and genetic material preserved, extinction is forever. Vietnam’s wildlife in particular faces a perfect storm that has resulted in a three-pronged assault. To read the article, please click HERE  | Vietnamese

09 Apr 2012 | Article
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