Marine and Coastal Ecosystems

News & Events

2013

 

A local villager planting mangroves at Ngoc Hien District, Ca Mau Province

Call for Application: Documentary films on Mangrove and Markets (M&M) project

IUCN Viet Nam and SNV are calling for application of documentary film proposals under project "Mangroves and Promoting Ecosystem-based Adaptation through Mangrove Restoration and Sustainable Use in Thailand and Vietnam Mangroves & Market” (M &M). The submission deadline is at 05.30 p.m on 4 April 2014. Please refer to the below Terms of Reference for the details:  …  

31 Mar 2014 | Jobs - call for proposals

Researchers preparing to enter the water for a dive

Coral survey confirms marine habitat in the Southern Myeik Archipelago impacted by heavy fishing pressure

“…the southern Myeik Archipelago was harvested before it was investigated. It was impoverished before it was explored….. They [coral reefs] won’t recover in the current use context.” Dr. James True, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand.
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06 Mar 2014 | Article

Babylonia areolata farming around mangroves, Lap An Lagoon, Thua-Thien-Hue

Mangroves for the Future Call for Applications - Small Grant Facility Projects Viet Nam

Mangroves for the Future (MFF) is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for its Small Grant Facility (SGF) in the coastal provinces of Viet Nam. MFF is a partnership-led initiative chaired by IUCN and UNDP to promote investment in coastal ecosystem conservation for sustainable development. MFF recognizes that empowering civil society, enhancing governance and diversifying livelihood opportunities are effective means of supporting human well-being and of building resilience of both natural ecosystems and coastal communities. …   | Vietnamese

27 Jan 2014 | Article
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Journalists interviewing local people at Nhung Mien, Nam Can District, Ca Mau Province

Journalist training: a case of ADD?

We all know kids who can’t sit still, who never seem to listen, who don’t follow instructions no matter how clearly you present them, or who blurt out inappropriate comments at inappropriate times. There’s actually a technical term for this: ADD or Attention Deficit Disorder. ADD isn’t a disease; it’s a condition that many children experience at some point. …   | Vietnamese

13 Dec 2013 | Article
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Shrimp mangrove polyculture in Bac Lieu Province

Shrimp farming: a case study from Bac Lieu

In Vietnam, shrimp farming is a multi-billion dollar a year export business. But the term encompasses a wide range of farming practices from highly intensive to semi-natural. As sea levels rise and storms intensify, there is an argument that coastal areas in the Mekong Delta should move to a more natural state in which integrated mangrove-shrimp farming is the dominant land use. But that means addressing the polluted water that intensive farms often discharge into integrated mangrove farms. These two farming systems exist side by side. On a recent visit to Bac Lieu, we interviewed integrated mangrove farmers about their business model and the environmental impacts of the nearby intensive farms. To read an article about what we learned, please go to project website "Management of Natural Resources in the Coastal Zone of Soc Trang Province". …  

05 Dec 2013 | Article
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Shrimp mangrove polyculture in Ba Tri Disctrict, Ben Tre Province

Mangroves for the Future Vietnam - Small Grant Facility Call for Proposals

Mangroves for the Future (MFF) is pleased to announce the next round of a Small Grant Facility (SGF) in the coastal districts of Ben Tre and Tra Vinh Provinces. MFF is a partnership-led initiative to promote investment in coastal ecosystems (http://mangrovesforthefuture.org). The SGF supports local community action for the conservation and management of coastal ecosystems with the objective to realize the potential of mangroves and other coastal vegetation for climate change adaptation and mitigation. …  

30 Nov 2013 | Jobs - call for proposals
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Organic shrimps collected by farmers at Nhung Mien, Ca Mau Province

Not seeing the mangrove forest for the trees?

There are a number of experiments going on around the world that provide incentives to people to protect forests, from the global REDD+ program to numerous national programs. At the same time, there are growing doubts about the effectiveness of some of these approaches, including their long-term sustainability.
A new project in Viet Nam, however, holds promise for protecting mangrove forests without directly focusing on the trees. The goal of the project is to help local shrimp farming systems become more profitable by combining them with mangrove forest protection—boosting both profitability and sustainability, while also increasing coastal resilience to climate change. …   | Vietnamese

11 Nov 2013 | Article
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The Second Coastal Forum  - Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Coastal Southeast Asia, Soc Trang Province, 15-18 October 2013

Coastal Forum confirms nature-based solution a key for climate change adaptation

Soc Trang, Viet Nam, 15 October 2013 - More than 200 delegates representing local communities, government agencies, academics, NGOs and media from Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam gathered together at the Second Annual Coastal Forum from 15-18 October in Soc Trang Province, Viet Nam, to share experiences, lessons learned and good practices for climate change adaptation in the coastal zone, highlighting nature-based solutions.   …  

15 Oct 2013 | News story
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Diceros sumatrensis

Major step towards Asian Rhino Recovery

At a meeting of the five Asian Rhino range states - Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Nepal - a common action plan was agreed today with the aim of increasing the populations of Asian Rhino species by at least 3% annually by 2020. …  

03 Oct 2013 | International news release

Local fishermen harvesting shrimps in Can Gio Biosphere Reserve

BCR pilot projects rolling out in Vietnam

August marks an important milestone for the BCR project in Vietnam. Having worked with community and government partners to identify priority resilience building pilot projects, the project is now working with partners to roll out these projects. Approximately US$350,000 has been allocated for their implementation including approximately $50,000 in co-funding from the IUCN MCC/MFF project in Ben Tre. The 10 pilot projects involve the following: …  

26 Sep 2013 | News story
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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

 

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