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Volunteers counting the number of eggs hatched by a green turtle in Con Dao National Park

Call for application: Marine turtle conservation volunteer programme 2016 in Con Dao National Park

IUCN Viet Nam and Con Dao National Park are pleased to announce the call for application to participate in marine turtle conservation volunteer programme 2016 in Con Dao National Park, Ba Ria Vung Tau, Viet Nam. …  

22 Apr 2016 | Jobs - call for proposals
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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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Local farmers transporting waste water treatment tanks

"Hello" toilets, shrimp, and livelihoods in Ca Mau Province

Over the past 20 years, farmers of the Mekong Delta have made use of pond toilets that discharge waste directly into canals and rivers near their farms. Every morning, the local people on their way to the market by boat greet their neighbours in these toilets. That is why they are jokingly called “Hello” toilets. …   | Vietnamese

10 Mar 2016 | News story
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Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan -  Director of the Hai Phong Department of Foreign Affairs - discussing at the meeting

Ha Long-Cat Bay Alliance Second Leadership Committee Meeting

The second meeting of the Ha Long-Cat Ba Alliance Leadership Committee was held in Hai Phong on December 3, 2015. (The first was held in Ha Long in May 2015, see LINK). The meeting was chaired by Susan Sutton, Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Hanoi and Le Khac Nam, Vice-Chair of the Hai Phong People's Committee. In her opening remarks, Ms. Sutton observed that transboundary management, such as between Quang Ninh Province and Hai Phong City over the Ha Long Bay-Cat Ba Archipelago marine ecosystem, is inherently complicated and often requires solutions involving both business and government. She pointed out that both have responsibilities: the cruise boat companies that operate in the bay must meet at a minimum comply with environmental regulations while government should reinvest a significant portion of the millions of dollars in entrance fees into environmental protection - and (as many TripAdvisor reviews say) be seen to do so.  …   | Vietnamese

15 Jan 2016 | Article
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Participants discussing with extensive mangroves based shrimp farmers

Mangroves and shrimp: A comparison of China and Vietnam experiences

As part of MFF's Sino-Vietnam Initiative, a workshop in Hanoi and a field trip in Quang Ninh were organized from November 27-28, 2015 for a group of Vietnamese and Chinese mangrove specialists and Quang Ninh provincial officials. The purpose was to compare the state of mangrove-based shrimp farming in the neighboring provinces of Quang Ninh, Viet Nam and Guangxi, China, and to share lessons learned. …  

31 Dec 2015 | Article
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The film was shown at Lotte Cinema Saigon South

IUCN Viet Nam and Lotte Cinema joined efforts in carrying out an awareness raising programme on marine turtle conservation in Viet Nam

Within the framework of the cooperation between IUCN and WE Media Company, a community awareness program on wildlife protection that focuses on Sea Turtle Conservation has been implemented. As part of this program, a short film about sea turtle conservation has been shown in Lotte Cinemas before the screening of main films. …  

30 Dec 2015 | News story
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Journalists interviewing Vung Vieng cooperatives on the activities that are carried out towards the sustainable development of Ha Long Bay

Communications and media engagement to promote sustainable aquaculture practices in Ha Long Bay

On 16-17 October 2015, the Center for People and Nature (PanNature) and the Centre for Research and Conservation of Marine Community Development (MCD) in collaboration with the Quang Ninh DARD have organized a 2-day training workshop on “Communications and media engagement to promote integrated management approaches for the sustainable development of Ha Long Bay”.    | Vietnamese

10 Nov 2015 | News story
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Mr. Dang Huy Hau – Vice Chairman of Quang Ninh People’s Committee announced the formation of Ha Long Association for Environmental Education and Protection

Ha Long – Cat Ba Alliance promotes better community's behavior towards coastal environment protection

On 23 September, 2015 MCD in cooperation with the Quang Ninh Youth Union and the Ha Long Bay Management Board held the launching ceremony of the campaign “Community Coastal Cleanup and Ha Long Association for Environmental Education and Protection” in Ha Long city. Over 3.000 people participated in the Coastal Cleanup activity, including young people, community members and government representatives. A painting contest on environmental issues and other community outreach activities were organized across Quang Ninh province and Cua Van area.  …   | Vietnamese

10 Nov 2015 | News story
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  • Training workshop for 300 fishermen on marine turtle conservation and habitat protection
  • Global Forum on Oceans, Islands and Coastal Areas – April
  • Public awareness and education program on sea turtle conservation in Quang Tri Province– March


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