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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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MFF at World Ocean Conference 2009

MFF Announces the first call for project proposals in Indonesia at the World Ocean Conference in Manado

MFF together with partners from University of Rhode Island, NOAA, USAID and Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia held a one-day workshop on Climate Change Adaptation Strategies and Actions for Coastal Areas as one of the key side events at the World Ocean Conference, Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia 11 May, 2009. 

13 May 2009 | News story

Facilitators solicited stakeholder comments at a meeting to revise the draft WFE preparatory framework.

IUCN-Supported Framework to Facilitate Water for Food and Ecosystems Strategy

Stakeholders provided their final comments at a 19 January 2009 workshop to revise an IUCN-supported draft framework that seeks to integrate Viet Nam’s two largest water users: ecosystems and agriculture. …  

20 Jan 2009 | News story

Workshop participants toured wetlands to consider WFE governance options.

Stakeholder Feedback to Shape Water for Food and Ecosystems Framework

Water stakeholders convened at an IUCN-MARD-organised workshop in Hue from 12-13 December to discuss a draft water management framework meant to foster multi-sectoral collaboration at national and local levels. …  

05 Jan 2009 | News story

Tài nguyên đất ngập nước ở Cần Giờ có thể được quản lý tốt hơn với cơ chế PES

VN Wetlands Education Network Explores Payments for Environmental Services

An IUCN-organised consultation meeting on Dec. 4 – 5 allowed experts to consider possibilities for conserving Viet Nam’s wetlands through a Payment for Environmental Services (PES) mechanism. …   | Vietnamese

30 Dec 2008 | News story

Trang (left) and colleagues at an IUCN book launch.

Gaining Professional Skills at IUCN

I have been working for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as an intern for nearly four months. Thanks to the help of many experts here, I have already gained many working experiences and lessons that are very important and useful for my career in the future. Indeed, I really love working here not only for the professional working environment, but also for the IUCN staff, who are very kind and willing to explain concepts and assignments to me. …  

26 Dec 2008 | News story

A student at Hai An school explains how his drawings depict sea turtle conservation issues.

Student Contests Promote Sea Turtle Conservation

About 400 students at two middle schools in Quang Tri province demonstrated their knowledge of a sea turtle conservation curriculum developed by IUCN Viet Nam at awareness-raising competitions during the weekend of 20-21 December …  

24 Dec 2008 | News story

IUCN staff and partners discuss research into resource use in forest communities

Research to Inform Projects Tying Forest Use to Poverty Reduction

IUCN-supported researchers at a Nov. 28-30 workshop in Bac Kan Province finalised study plans for an analytical process aimed to generate information on the province’s forest-dependent rural poor.   

05 Dec 2008 | News story

Kien Giang Province is home to HVL's Hon Chong quarry site.

Field Trip to Formulate Projects in Kien Giang

Four experts from IUCN Viet Nam, Holcim Viet Nam Limited (HVL) and the Institute of Tropical Biology (ITB) are embarking on a tour of the province that houses some of the cement producer’s main national quarrying sites to settle the terms of a conservation collaboration planned between the two organisations. …  

03 Dec 2008 | News story

Kien Giang Province is home to HVL's Hon Chong quarry.

Field Trip to Formulate Projects in Kien Giang

Four experts from IUCN Viet Nam, Holcim Viet Nam Limited (HVL) and the Institute of Tropical Biology (ITB) are embarking on a tour of the province that houses some of the cement producer’s main national quarrying sites to settle the terms of a conservation collaboration planned between the two organisations. …  

03 Dec 2008 | News story

Top IUCN staff from around the region spoke at the MRWD launch

Mekong Region Water Dialogues Launched in Viet Nam

Representatives of major national water sectors gathered on Monday, Oct. 24 for IUCN’s launch of the Mekong Region Water Dialogues’ (MRWD) Viet Nam component. …  

27 Nov 2008 | News story


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