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Participants contributing to the development of an integrated water resource management strategy

CSO forum identifies strategic priorities for water resource management in the 3S basins

“The BRIDGE forum provided us with the much-needed opportunity to interact with other civil society organisations, share knowledge, learn from each other's work and collectively develop solutions to manage our shared river basins.” …  

04 Jan 2016 | Article

Participants discussing with extensive mangroves based shrimp farmers

Mangroves and shrimp: A comparison of China and Vietnam experiences

As part of MFF's Sino-Vietnam Initiative, a workshop in Hanoi and a field trip in Quang Ninh were organized from November 27-28, 2015 for a group of Vietnamese and Chinese mangrove specialists and Quang Ninh provincial officials. The purpose was to compare the state of mangrove-based shrimp farming in the neighboring provinces of Quang Ninh, Viet Nam and Guangxi, China, and to share lessons learned. …  

31 Dec 2015 | Article
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Participants attending the training workshop in An Giang Province

Reporting on Mekong Dams – Science, Policies and Voices from the Ground

On November 10, BRIDGE financed a training workshop entitled Reporting on Mekong Dams – Science, Policies and Voices from the Ground in An Giang Province in the Mekong Delta. It was organized by Pan Nature, a Vietnamese NGO, to brief journalists on the concerns and perspectives of local stakeholders on planned dams on the Mekong River. Thirty journalists from national and provincial newspapers and radio and television agencies in the delta attended, as will as representatives from academia and NGOs from Vietnam and other Mekong countries. The workshop report is available HERE. …  

31 Dec 2015 | News story
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The film was shown at Lotte Cinema Saigon South

IUCN Viet Nam and Lotte Cinema joined efforts in carrying out an awareness raising programme on marine turtle conservation in Viet Nam

Within the framework of the cooperation between IUCN and WE Media Company, a community awareness program on wildlife protection that focuses on Sea Turtle Conservation has been implemented. As part of this program, a short film about sea turtle conservation has been shown in Lotte Cinemas before the screening of main films. …  

30 Dec 2015 | News story
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Dr. Nguyen The Dong, Deputy Administrator of Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA) handling certificate to Mr. Trương Thanh Sơn, Director of Lang Sen Wetland Reserve

Lang Sen becomes Vietnam’s seventh Ramsar Site

On November 27, 2015, the Long An Provincial People’s Committee (PPC) organized a meeting in Tan Hung to celebrate Lang Sen to become Vietnam 7th Ramsar Site and the 2,227th globally. Vietnam ratified the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (commonly called Ramsar Convention) in 1989 when it nominated Xuan Thuy Wetland in the Red River Delta as its first Ramsar Site (and the first in Southeast Asia). It took more than 15 years for the second site, the Bau Sau Lake in Cat Tien National Park, to be nominated. But since 2011, thanks for the efforts of the National Ramsar Authority, six more sites have been designated, four of them in the Mekong Delta. IUCN has assisted with the preparation of the nomination documents for all six sites. …  

21 Dec 2015 | Article
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Students from Nha Trang University learn more about wildlife trade through a seminar.

More than 5,200 people in Vietnam pledge to stop wildlife products consumption

More than 5,200 people pledged against using wildlife products at outreach events organised by the National Wildlife Protection Network of Education for Nature - Viet Nam (ENV) last October. …   | Vietnamese

09 Dec 2015 | Article

Participants at COMACON 2015

Managing natural resources better together: conference in Bangkok explores the status of co-management in Bangladesh and the region

In many areas around the world, co-management is recognised as a successful approach to natural resources management. Co-management is a fairly new concept. In the past, many societies had closed systems for the management of natural resources, where one or maybe a few parties, for example, managed the resources (for example, a forest) and decided on its uses and the distribution of its benefits. …  

12 Nov 2015 | Article

Journalists interviewing Vung Vieng cooperatives on the activities that are carried out towards the sustainable development of Ha Long Bay

Communications and media engagement to promote sustainable aquaculture practices in Ha Long Bay

On 16-17 October 2015, the Center for People and Nature (PanNature) and the Centre for Research and Conservation of Marine Community Development (MCD) in collaboration with the Quang Ninh DARD have organized a 2-day training workshop on “Communications and media engagement to promote integrated management approaches for the sustainable development of Ha Long Bay”.    | Vietnamese

10 Nov 2015 | News story
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Mr. Dang Huy Hau – Vice Chairman of Quang Ninh People’s Committee announced the formation of Ha Long Association for Environmental Education and Protection

Ha Long – Cat Ba Alliance promotes better community's behavior towards coastal environment protection

On 23 September, 2015 MCD in cooperation with the Quang Ninh Youth Union and the Ha Long Bay Management Board held the launching ceremony of the campaign “Community Coastal Cleanup and Ha Long Association for Environmental Education and Protection” in Ha Long city. Over 3.000 people participated in the Coastal Cleanup activity, including young people, community members and government representatives. A painting contest on environmental issues and other community outreach activities were organized across Quang Ninh province and Cua Van area.  …   | Vietnamese

10 Nov 2015 | News story
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Sargasso Sea

IUCN and UNESCO explore how World Heritage can protect the high seas

Watch this video to learn why IUCN has joined forces with UNESCO’s Marine World Heritage Programme to explore how the World Heritage Convention could protect the high seas. …  

04 Nov 2015 | Article