Youth union members planting mangroves in Gio Viet Commune, Quang Tri Province

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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‘Burn oh burn’ – an entry on the topic of climate change

IUCN Encourages Youth Participation in Environment Protection

IUCN and WWF, powered by Nokia launched a new international online community on March 4 at www.connect2earth.org. This is where young people can express their opinions about the environment by uploading videos, pictures and comments. …  

25 Mar 2008 | News story

Van Long Wetlands, Viet Nam

MONRE and IUCN Celebrate World Wetlands Day 2008

Viet Nam celebrated World Wetlands Day in Van Long Wetlands, Ninh Binh Province on February 22 and 23. This year’s theme was “Healthy Wetlands, Healthy People”. …  

25 Mar 2008 | News story

Participants to the Forest Protection and Development Law training workshop

Strengthening Law Enforcement for Biodiversity: Local Watch-dog Capacity Improved

A training workshop on Forest Protection and Development Law implementation was held from 27 to 28 February in Lam Dong Province for local judges, prosecutors, environmental inspectors, forest rangers, and environmental policemen. …  

25 Mar 2008 | News story

Team work during the PES training needs assessment.

Payment for Ecosystem Services: Training Needs Gauged for Local Government

'Payments for Ecosystem Services' (PES) is a relatively new concept internationally and in Viet Nam. To support the use of PES for biodiversity conservation, training on PES is needed for relevant government staff at all levels. …  

24 Mar 2008 | News story

An Overview of the NTFPs Sub-sector in Viet Nam

 

10 Mar 2008 | Downloads - publication

The IUCN team conducts a multi-stakeholder consultation to develop the integrated karst landscape management plan for Hon Chong area of Kien Giang province in the Mekong Delta.

Sustainable Development: IUCN Assists Holcim to Conserve Biodiversity

Holcim Viet Nam, an affiliate of a world-leading building materials supplier, Holcim Group and IUCN Viet Nam signed a five-year agreement on February 15, 2008. …  

15 Feb 2008 | News story

Sorting out the catch

Applying an Ecosystem Approach to Wetlands Management in Viet Nam

 Ha Noi, Viet Nam 9 January  2008 - The Government of Viet Nam is making efforts to apply the Ecosystem Approach to wetlands and protected area management with technical and field support from IUCN. The Ecosystem Approach is the primary framework for action for natural resrouces management under the Convention on Biological Diversity.   …  

09 Jan 2008 | News story

Sorting out the catch

Applying an Ecosystem Approach to Wetlands Management in Viet Nam

 Hanoi, Vietnam 9 January  2008T- The Government of Viet Nam is making efforts to apply the Ecosystem Approach to wetlands and protected area management with technical and field support from IUCN. The Ecosystem Approach is the primary framework for action for natural resrouces management under the Convention on Biological Diversity.  

09 Jan 2008 | News story

Laura (at left) in the field

Perspectives from Paula

My PhD research investigates the dynamics of participation and livelihoods change associated with the implementation of marine protected areas in Viet Nam. My in-country research focuses on different scales of operation by examining two project case studies as examples of different types of MPA conservation, and also by study of the broader policy context associated with MPA development and collaborative management of aquatic natural resources. My case study sites are based in Quang Nam and Khanh Hoa Provinces, which is far from the policy hot bed of Ha Noi. So at those times when I wasn’t in the field, the IUCN Ha Noi office was my home base for exploration of this broader policy context. …  

07 Jan 2008 | News story

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