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Local fisherwomen enjoyed getting free purified water from EKOCENTER

How IUCN and partners are helping resettled fishing communities?

“Since moving inland, I have had to travel by bike to Ha Long market to earn my living. It is very difficult for me!” Ms. Nguyen Thi Binh is a 55-year-old villager who was born in one of Ha Long Bay's famous floating villages. She now lives in Ha Phong Ward, a recently established resettlement area. …   | Vietnamese

14 Apr 2016 | Article
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Organic shrimp production in Minh Phu Seafood Corporation

Mangroves & Markets final workshop: results and lessons learned

For the past three years, IUCN and SNV Netherlands Development Organization have been implementing Mangroves & Markets, a project financed by BMUB, the German Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, Building, and Nuclear Safety, to support mangrove conservation in Ca Mau through the expansion of certified organic shrimp farming that links a premium payment to maintaining 50% mangrove cover. …   | Vietnamese

05 Apr 2016 | News story
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Local villagers with free clean drinking water provided by EKOCENTER

What's an EKOCENTER and what does it do?

For over 10 years, IUCN reported concerns to UNESCO regarding the environmental impacts of floating communities that had taken up residence in the core zone of the Ha Long Bay World Heritage Site. In 2013, the Quang Ninh provincial government relocated several hundred of these fishing families out of the WHS to Ha Phong, a 20 minute drive from Ha Long City. …   | Vietnamese

04 Apr 2016 | News story
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Processing shrimps for export in Minh Phu Company

Mangroves & Markets mid-term review

In April, we organized a mid-term review workshop in HCMC for the BMUB-funded project Markets & Mangroves that IUCN and SNV are implementing in the integrated mangrove shrimp (or "shrimp polyculture") landscape that covers most of Ngoc Hien District in Ca Mau Province. The project supports mangrove conservation by training farmers to produce shrimp that meet the Naturland organic standard, which requires at least 50% mangrove cover in line with national legislation. …   | Vietnamese

01 Jun 2015 | Article
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U.S Ambassador Ted Osius discussing during the Leadership Committee meeting

Ha Long - Cat Ba Alliance Leadership Committee Meeting

On May 5, IUCN organized the first meeting of the Ha Long-Cat Ba Alliance Leadership Committee in Ha Long City. Funded by USAID, the Alliance was established in April 2014 to bring government, business, and civil society together to address environmental problems in Ha Long Bay. It is modeled on the Chesapeake Bay Alliance (https://allianceforthebay.org/), which was founded in 1971 and fosters multi-stakeholder partnerships to protect the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams. …   | Vietnamese

25 May 2015 | Article
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Dr. Jaap Vermeulen - survey  team leader showing fossils found a cave newly discovered in this survey

The last refuge: karst conservation in Kien Giang

Described in 2009 as probably one of the worst cases on Earth of multi-species extinctions under direct human action, the karst limestone hills of the Ha Tien-Hon Chong Plain in Kien Giang Province are a global conservation hotspot. …   | Vietnamese

30 Oct 2014 | Article
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Trash collecting boat of Ha Long Bay Management Board

Business speaks on the barriers to cleaning up Ha Long Bay

At a meeting in Hanoi in July 2014, organized by IUCN as part of the USAID-funded Ha Long Bay Alliance (HLBA), 14 cruise boat companies operating in Ha Long Bay discussed the difficulty of deciding whether or not to install expensive new waste water treatment systems on their boats at a time when government policy can change unpredictably. …   | Vietnamese

24 Sep 2014 | Article
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Bhaya representative speaking at the meeting

Cruise boats in Ha Long Bay: what do the businesses say?

The majestic limestone pillars rising out of the green waters of Ha Long Bay form one of Vietnam’s iconic landscapes and its greatest tourist attraction. Every day, hundreds of cruise boats shepherd thousands of visitors among the islands, cave systems, and small beaches that make up the bay. Threatening Ha Long Bay and its important tourism industry, however, is the growing problem of water pollution. …   | Vietnamese

04 Sep 2014 | Article
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Lam Binh Community sends strong message to poachers

Once bitten, twice shy. Or perhaps, in this case the phrase should be ‘once stung, twice shy’. That is the lesson SOS grantee, People Resources and Conservation Foundation, hopes poachers will take from a recent successful ‘sting’ operation carried out in Lam Binh, a remote mountainous karst region in northern Vietnam.
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08 Feb 2013 | News story

Holcim Plant in Vietnam

Planning for biodiversity action in Vietnam

In early October, IUCN and Holcim Vietnam co-convened a workshop to review and finalize the Biodiversity Action Plan recommendations for Holcim’s Hon Chong plant in Kien Giang Province, Southern Vietnam. …  

19 Oct 2012 | News story

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Event Calendar:

2009:

June:

  • "Waste Management and Environmental Protection" summer campaign launched with Holcim Vietnam Ltd.

2008:

December:

  • Mission to Kien Giang province to formulate projects for biodiversity monitoring, wetlands rehabilitation and habitat enrichment in Kien Luong

October:

  • East Asia Business Forum on Environment and Sustainable Development

March:

  • Mission to Kien Giang province for the development of the master plan for karst conservation in Ha Tien plains

February:

  • Signing partnership agreement  between IUCN Viet Nam and Holcim Viet Nam Ltd.

2007:

December:

  • Signing the MoU with VCCI on promoting Business for Sustainable Development
  • Presenting Environment Award under the VCCI 2007 CSR Award

November:

  • Field trip to to Holcim Viet Nam sites and discuss on cooperation
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Ngoc Linh medicinal plant