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Alison visiting IUCN projects in the field

Working With IUCN: Unique Perspective

IUCN Viet Nam has been building its communications program over the past several years by launching a web site, issuing increasing numbers of reports and information sheets, and reaching out to the media and other partners in conservation. I was honored to become a part of that process when I joined the IUCN VN office as a communications officer with funding from the Princeton in Asia program in the United States.
 

25 Sep 2009 | News story
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The only live adult Saola ever seen by the outside world. This female was captured in 1996 in Laos by local villagers, and transferred to a nearby menagerie, but survived only a few weeks. Copyright 1996 by W. Robichaud/WCS.

Last chance to save Saola from extinction – IUCN

One of the world’s most enigmatic mammals, the Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis), could be on the brink of extinction, according to a group of experts who held an emergency meeting in Lao PDR to try to save the animal. …  

03 Sep 2009 | International news release

Teenagers model the latest in waste fashion.

Community Competitions to Reduce Waste are a Success

Ever been to a waste fashion show? On July 18 community members in Binh An commune, Thanh My Loi ward, and Phu My town (near HCMC) got to show off some creative outfits at the closing ceremonies of a month-long waste reduction campaign sponsored by IUCN VN and Holcim Vietnam Ltd. (HVL). Some of the fashion stand-outs included a dress covered in recyclable plastic bottles, a skirt made from leaves and other organic material, and a jacket with red crosses, symbolizing medical waste. …   | Vietnamese

18 Aug 2009 | News story
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Anna in Hoi An

Assessing Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation: A Literature Review

Studies of climate change vulnerability have been evolving from impact-driven to policy-driven assessments; shifting the focus from estimating expected damages to attempting to reduce them. Impact assessments, exemplified by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment reports, focus primarily on biophysical vulnerability at global and regional scales. …   | Vietnamese

08 Jul 2009 | News story
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An award winner receives accolades for his bright ideas on conserving Viet Nam’s environment

Awards Bring Public into Discussion on the Environment

Every year thousands of Viet Nam’s people take their turn at tackling some of the nation’s most pressing conservation issues, as part of the “Environment and Development” competition sponsored by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Voice of Viet Nam (VOV) and IUCN VN. …   | Vietnamese

01 Jul 2009 | News story
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Volunteers clean up their community to kick off the waste management summer campaign

Waste Management Highlighted in IUCN, Holcim Summer Campaign

Communities are not often encouraged to talk trash, but at the June 5-6 launch ceremonies sponsored by IUCN VN and Holcim Vietnam Ltd. (HVL), that is exactly what they did. …   | Vietnamese

17 Jun 2009 | News story
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MFF projects invest in storm-mitigating mangrove forests, as well as other coastal ecosystems.

Viet Nam Readies for Full Mangroves for the Future Membership

Viet Nam is preparing to enter Mangroves for the Future (MFF) – an IUCN initiative to promote investment in coastal ecosystems – and at a June 10 meeting, national coastal area experts and decision makers began planning a structure for the program here. …   | Vietnamese

16 Jun 2009 | News story
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New policies could help local vendors reap more sustainable benefits from the forest

IUCN Researches Policies to Promote Sustainable Forest Livelihoods

IUCN-supported researchers discussed ways to identify policy solutions to forest management and market access challenges facing poor, rural communities dwelling in and around Bac Kan province’s forested areas at an April 23 workshop. …   | Vietnamese

20 May 2009 | News story
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Participants discussed the ICM agreement to streamline management of their shared coastal area

IUCN Supports Integrated Coastal Management in the Gulf of Tonkin

The coastal areas of Quang Ninh province and Hai Phong city face many similar issues, and on April 21 the Provincial People’s Committees (PPC) of the two jurisdictions formally agreed to coordinate their development and conservation planning.  …   | Vietnamese

18 May 2009 | News story
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Forest, Viet Nam

Safe Passage for Species: Feedback moves IUCN-supported Draft Biodiversity Corridors Decree into finalization stage

Stakeholders from central and local government agencies and civil society organizations provided comments on Viet Nam’s draft Biodiversity Corridors Decree at an IUCN-supported national workshop on 16 March intended to gather input for use in the document’s final revisions. The Decree will be issued under a new Biodiversity Law, which the National Assembly adopted in November to take effect on July 1, 2009. …   | Vietnamese

18 May 2009 | Media advisory
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