Boat cruises in Ha Long Bay

IUCN has a long history in Viet Nam since it supported the government in the preparation of the first National Conservation Strategy in 1984. Since then, IUCN has made significant contributions to biodiversity conservation and environmental protection, particularly through the development of laws and policies.

IUCN Viet Nam focuses its work on the following thematic programmes: Business and Biodiversity, Forest ConservationProtected Area and World Heritage, Marine and Coastal Ecosystems, Water and Wetlands and Environmental Governance.

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A secondary student in Co To island happy with his marine turtle picture during drawing competition

Co To Island—No Plastic Bags by 2014?

Co To is an island located 80 km off Vietnam in the Gulf Of Tonkin. On July 12, 2012, after a 2-hour boat ride from Cai Rong, we arrived at the beautiful island of Co To. When we visited two years ago, our first impression was of a mound of rubbish. Now, however, the rubbish is mostly gone. …   | Vietnamese

02 Aug 2012 | News story
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A boy striving to escape from the flood in Mekong Delta

A story of unintended consequences: lessons for the Mekong Delta

At a meeting of foreign ministers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on July 13, 2012, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated: "I'll be very honest with you. We made a lot of mistakes. We've learned some hard lessons about what happens when you make certain infrastructure decisions and I think that we all can contribute to helping the nations of the Mekong region avoid the mistakes that we and others made." …  

02 Aug 2012 | Article
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the Friends of the Lower Mekong Ministerial Meeting in Phnom Penh, 12 July 2012.

MWD considers local and international communities' concerns over Xayaburi dam

Today, nobody can deny the contribution of the Mekong River to the livelihoods of more than 60 million people and the abundance of natural resources of its basin. …  

01 Aug 2012 | Article
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MWD Team Meeting in Inlay Lake, Myanmar, 18-22 June 2012

MWD team reviewed the work progress in 2012

In June, MWD Team got together in Inlay Lake, Myanmar, to review MWD project implementation during the first half of 2012 and agree on the plan of activities for the rest of the year. From January to June 2012, several MWD activities were undertaken in Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam.  

31 Jul 2012 | Article
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Market selling illegal marine turtle products, Ho Chi Minh city, Viet Nam

Marine turtle poachers, traders, and buyers: what can be done?

When I was asked if I wanted to join a training workshop on marine turtle conservation in Quang Ngai and Binh Dinh, I eagerly agreed. The next day we left behind the fog and chaos of Hanoi for Central Vietnam where we went to train volunteers, government staff, and the border military on marine turtle conservation. This was how I got to learn about the predicament of Vietnam’s marine turtles. …   | Vietnamese

31 Jul 2012 | Article
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Congress participants during the 2008 IUCN Congress in Barcelona

Last few hours for discounts on Congress fees

2012 is a busy year for environmental decision-making, with many large-scale conventions taking place. But the IUCN World Conservation Congress is a unique event with a unique audience. It is the only global summit that represents every aspect of conservation, bringing together leaders of all levels – from governments and international NGOs to academia and local charities. …   | French | Spanish

05 Jul 2012 | News story

SEADocs poster

Southeast Asian Student Documentary Award - Call for Entries

 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. …   | French

06 Jun 2012 | News story
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Opening ceremony for the forum on the Mekong River Delta

Celebrating wetlands in Vietnam

The 4th Forum on “Nature and culture conservation for the sustainable development of the Mekong Delta” was held on 21 July 2012 in the city of Cao Lanh, Dong Thap province, Vietnam. On the following day, a ceremony was organised to celebrate the Listing of Tram Chim National Park as the country’s 4th Ramsar Site and the number 2,000 site worldwide. …  

30 May 2012 | Article
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Clam ground in Ba Tri District, Ben Tre Province

What’s causing large-scale clam deaths in Ben Tre?

Ben Tre is a major supplier of white clam seeds for other parts of the Mekong Delta and elsewhere in Vietnam. Of Ben Tre’s 65-km coastline, 50 km are used for clam growing and its clams are a respected brand that offers clam collectors high profits. All eight of Ben Tre’s clam cooperatives are certified by the Marine Stewardship Council. However, according to local government officials, over the last three years there have been increasing episodes of clam death. …   | Vietnamese

04 May 2012 | Article
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Save the Mekong

As Mekong Leaders Gather, Public Awaits Answers on Xayaburi Dam

Save the Mekong Press Release - Phuket, Thailand – As the Mekong River Commission (MRC) member countries gather today for the MRC’s Mekong 2 Rio International Conference on Transboundary River Basin Management, the Save the Mekong coalition has called upon regional governments to immediately address the ambiguities that have been left unanswered with respect to the future of the Xayaburi Dam and other mainstream dams …  

02 May 2012 | News story
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