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Conservation Today — eNewsletter of the Viet Nam Country Office
October - December 2008
Top News Story
27 Nov 2008 | News story
What else is new ... updates from IUCN Viet Nam
About 400 students at two middle schools in Quang Tri province demonstrated their knowledge of a sea turtle conservation curriculum developed by IUCN Viet Nam at awareness-raising competitions during the weekend of 20-21 December …
24 Dec 2008 | News story
Water stakeholders convened at an IUCN-MARD-organised workshop in Hue from 12-13 December to discuss a draft water management framework meant to foster multi-sectoral collaboration at national and local levels. …
05 Jan 2009 | News story
An IUCN-organised consultation meeting on Dec. 4 – 5 allowed experts to consider possibilities for conserving Viet Nam’s wetlands through a Payment for Environmental Services (PES) mechanism. … | Vietnamese
30 Dec 2008 | News story
Four experts from IUCN Viet Nam, Holcim Viet Nam Limited (HVL) and the Institute of Tropical Biology (ITB) are embarking on a tour of the province that houses some of the cement producer’s main national quarrying sites to settle the terms of a conservation collaboration planned between the two organisations. …
03 Dec 2008 | News story
05 Dec 2008 | News story
Government officials and other climate experts from seven Asian nations gathered in Hanoi during the week of Oct. 27 for an IUCN-supported training programme on climate change impacts and solutions. …
07 Nov 2008 | News story
IUCN VN organized a round table meeting in October to inform members of Viet Nam’s wood-processing industry of changing international market regulations and to support them in devising ways to comply. …
07 Nov 2008 | News story
09 Dec 2008 | News story
What we are up to ... our upcoming events
Workshop on Climate Change and Sea Level Rise in Viet Nam
Time & Venue: January in Ho Chi Minh City
Objective: To permit National Assembly and other government members to consider the nation’s climate vulnerability.
International Workshop on Climate Change Adaptation in the Greater Mekong Sub-region
Time & Venue: 24 – 26 February in Hanoi
Objective: To convene international experts to discuss climate change adaptation in the region
Draft Biodiversity Corridors Decree Consultation Workshop
Time & Venue: Early 2009 in Hanoi
Objective: To solicit comments on the Draft Biodiversity Corridors Decree and finalise the draft legislation.
FLEGT Training Workshop: Applying Timber Licensing Systems and Legality Definitions
Time & Venue: March in Hanoi
Objective: To raise the awareness of government officials and the private sector about FLEGT issues.
Training on Environment Impact Assessment and Participatory Environment Monitoring
Time: Late March in Southern provinces of Dong Nai, Kien Giang and HCMC
Objective: To build capacity on the subjects for communal and district level government officers at localities where Holcim Vietnam operates.
Food for thought ... new releases
07 Jan 2009 | Downloads - publication
07 Jan 2009 | News story
Announcement on two climate change videos:
1. Mangroves for the Future: a documentary on the role of mangroves in climate change mitigation and adaptation, and Vietnam’s actions in mangroves restoration and protection;
2. Climate change, the Future is in Our Hands: an awareness visual product on climate change and its mitigation.
Both products are available in DVD format at IUCN Vietnam.
Working with IUCN: Unique Perspective
I have been working for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as an intern for nearly four months. Thanks to the help of many experts here, I have already gained many working experiences and lessons that are very important and useful for my career in the future. Indeed, I really love working here not only for the professional working environment, but also for the IUCN staff, who are very kind and willing to explain concepts and assignments to me. …
26 Dec 2008 | News story