Marine and Coastal Ecosystems

News & Events

2013

 

Dive boat near North Twin Island

Conserving the Myeik Archipelago: where to start?

In October 2014, in collaboration with Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and the Myanmar Department of Fisheries, IUCN organized a workshop in Myeik in Tanintharyi Region with funding from the FAO/GEF Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLME) Project. The aim of the workshop was to introduce the concept of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and how they could be applied in the Myeik Archipelago, which stretches the length of Tanintharyi and contains around 800 (mostly uninhabited) islands. …  

03 Nov 2014 | Article
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Head of conservation group at the community center in Pred Nai

Mangrove conservation in Thailand: a mini revolution

In September, we took 10 government officials and three farmers from Ca Mau Province to sites along the eastern Gulf of Thailand to see examples of integrated mangrove-shrimp farming and mangrove conservation. After three days on the road, their overriding impression was that in Vietnam the government both regulates and assists farmers much more than in Thailand. …  

15 Oct 2014 | Article
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Trash collecting boat of Ha Long Bay Management Board

Business speaks on the barriers to cleaning up Ha Long Bay

At a meeting in Hanoi in July 2014, organized by IUCN as part of the USAID-funded Ha Long Bay Alliance (HLBA), 14 cruise boat companies operating in Ha Long Bay discussed the difficulty of deciding whether or not to install expensive new waste water treatment systems on their boats at a time when government policy can change unpredictably. …   | Vietnamese

24 Sep 2014 | Article
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Organic Shrimp Farming in Ca Mau: a new film

With funding from International Climate Initiative (IKI), the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), IUCN and SNV are working in Ca Mau with the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Nhung Mien Forest Management Board, and Minh Phu, one of the world’s largest seafood exporters, to support farmer participation in a certified organic shrimp program that links a 10% price premium to the maintenance of 50% mangrove cover in each farm. It’s a form of international PES, with shrimp farmers as the sellers and consumers in the US, EU, and Japan as the buyers of the environmental services that a healthy mangrove forest provides. Over 700 farmers are currently enrolled and we hope to enroll another 600 this year. To see a short video and a trailer of the project, click below.   …   | Vietnamese

08 Sep 2014 | Article
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Bhaya representative speaking at the meeting

Cruise boats in Ha Long Bay: what do the businesses say?

The majestic limestone pillars rising out of the green waters of Ha Long Bay form one of Vietnam’s iconic landscapes and its greatest tourist attraction. Every day, hundreds of cruise boats shepherd thousands of visitors among the islands, cave systems, and small beaches that make up the bay. Threatening Ha Long Bay and its important tourism industry, however, is the growing problem of water pollution. …   | Vietnamese

04 Sep 2014 | Article
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Mr. P’ Sanae, Chairman of Pakklong Ao Ra Wa Community Conservation, sharing with Viet Nam team

Thai fishing communities get organized

“If we don’t protect nature, no one will do it. Then we’ll have to suffer,” said P’ Sanae, Chairman of Pakklong Ao Ra Wa Community Conservation during a study tour by Vietnamese provincial government officials and villagers to Trat and Chanthaburi Provinces in Thailand. The tour was organized in late February/early March 2014 by IUCN as part of its EU-funded Building Coastal Resilience to Climate Change in Coastal Southeast Asia (BCR) Project. …   | Vietnamese

25 Aug 2014 | Article
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Representative from IUCN Viet Nam (the 2nd from the left) receiving an award from Quang Nam PPC

Quang Nam Provincial People’s Committee awards IUCN for its conservation efforts in Cu Lao Cham Marine Protected Area

On May 22, 2014, IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature received an award from the Quang Nam Provincial People’s Committee for its support to the Cu Lao Cham Marine Protected Area (MPA) and Biosphere Reserve. This is a great honour for IUCN and recognizes our work helping to protect these important areas. …   | Vietnamese

20 Aug 2014 | Article
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Earth dike in Mo O village, Soc Trang Province

To build or not to build, that is the question

Mo O is a coastal village in Soc Trang Province where the cultivation of watermelons is the leading income source. Watermelons are planted on sandy soil just behind an earth dike. When the dike breaks and sea water floods in, as it often does, the villagers lose most of their crop. …   | Vietnamese

21 Jul 2014 | Article
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Group discussion during the training

Project Cycle Management training helps partners design better climate change adaptation pilot projects

An important goal of IUCN’s Building Coastal Resilience (BCR) project is to build the capacity of local government to design, implement, and monitor community based climate change adaptation pilot project. BCR is supporting the Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DONRE), Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD), Women's Union, Commune People's Committees, and Forest Management Boards in Kien Giang, Soc Trang and Can Gio to implement 10 pilot projects.  …   | Vietnamese

30 Jun 2014 | News story
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A huge leatherback turtle on the Beach at Quang Tri

Registration closed for sea turtle conservation volunteer programme in Con Dao National Park

IUCN Viet Nam and Con Dao National Park would like to inform potential volunteers that as of May 30th 2014, we have received more than 200 requests to participate in the sea turtle conservation volunteer programme. …   | Vietnamese

30 May 2014 | Article
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  • Training workshop for 300 fishermen on marine turtle conservation and habitat protection
  • Global Forum on Oceans, Islands and Coastal Areas – April
  • Public awareness and education program on sea turtle conservation in Quang Tri Province– March

 

Loggerhead turtle