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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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Transporting timber logged from a forest located on the border with Laos.

IUCN Briefs High Level Government Officials about FLEGT

IUCN coordinated a briefing session for high-ranking government officials on March 17, 2008 to raise awareness about the principles of the European Union’s (EU) Forest Law Enforcement Governance Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan. FLEGT is an initiative of the EU to curb illegal logging and foster sustainable forest management through trade mechanisms. …   | Vietnamese

25 Mar 2008 | News story

Drama performance about sea turtle conservation by trainees

Sea Turtle Conservation: Building Awareness and Knowledge for Local Communities

A training workshop about implementing an extra-curricular lesson series, “Protecting Sea Turtles and their Habitat” was conducted in mid-March for more than 30 junior high school teachers in the two coastal communes of Hai An and Trieu Lang in Trieu Phong District, Quang Tri Province. …  

25 Mar 2008 | News story

‘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

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