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Once bitten, twice shy. Or perhaps, in this case the phrase should be ‘once stung, twice shy’. That is the lesson SOS grantee, People Resources and Conservation Foundation, hopes poachers will take from a recent successful ‘sting’ operation carried out in Lam Binh, a remote mountainous karst region in northern Vietnam.
08 Feb 2013 | News story
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Xayaburi dam in Laos on Nov 7 marked the symbolic end to a long and contentious international campaign to delay the dam's construction until further studies into its potential trans-boundary impacts were complete. … | Vietnamese
An initiative created by the Saola Working Group of IUCN's Species Survival Commission (SSC) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Greater Mekong Programme has removed and destroyed 26,651 snares from the forests of Viet Nam and Laos that are home to the rare and elusive Saola. …
25 Jan 2013 | News story
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. …
On November 29-30, 2012, IUCN, in cooperation with the Goethe Institute, organized two screenings of a 52-minute documentary on the winners and losers from hydropower development in the Mekong Region. The film was shown at the Vietnam National University (VNU) and Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST). … | Vietnamese
Problems in enforcing environmental law and ensuring environmental rights for legal aid beneficiaries
Rights of legal aid beneficiaries and environmental rights: Article 34 of Decree No. 7/CP dated 12/1/2007 on guidelines for implementing 2006 Law on legal aid stipulates: poor people, policy supported groups and other marginalized groups are entitled to legal aid services in eight fields, including environmental law. … | French | Vietnamese
Since 2008, IUCN has cooperated with the Vietnam Institute of Human Rights (VIHR), one of 10 or so institutions that make up the Ho Chi Minh Political Academy on a range of environmental governance projects. IUCN’s interest in working with the VIHR lies primarily in the fact that every year it trains 500-700 government officials who need to pass in order to get promoted. In a one party state that regards independent action by non-state actors with suspicion, such cooperation offers the opportunity to broaden the knowledge and (hopefully) change the attitudes of Vietnam’s future leaders. … | Vietnamese
On December 5-7, IUCN Viet Nam organized a media training course the water resources management issues in Mekong Delta for 15 journalists. It was held in Dong Thap Province and included a field trip to Sa Rai Town, Tan Hong District, Dong Thap Province. The course was supported by the IUCN-coordinated Mekong Water Dialogues (MWD) and U.N. Democracy Fund (UNDEF). … | Vietnamese
27 Nov 2012 | News story
Center for Environment and Community Research (CECR) is conducting a training programme for youth leadership on environment protection and climate change in Viet Nam from 24 November 2012 to 1 January 2013. The training programme will be organzied in Soc Son District for 3 days and following by 3 weeks of implementing small scale projects in Ha Noi. The programme is applied to interested students from different universities and colleges in Hanoi. For details of training programme and application requirements, please click HERE
This is one of activities under a project "Youth leadership school for environmental protection and climate change in Viet Nam" jointly funded by United States Embassy in Hanoi and The World Conservation Union (IUCN) in Viet Nam through the financial support of United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF).