Viet Nam News

Specialised zones in Phú Quốc Marine Protected Area adjusted

The Mekong Delta province of Kiên Giang has adjusted the zoning of the marine protected area of Phú Quốc National Park on Phú Quốc Island. Of the more than 40,909ha of the Phú Quốc Marine Protected Area, the strictly-protected zone covers more than 7,087ha, including some ...

VNS

Mekong Delta faces increasing erosion along rivers, canals

The beginning of the rainy season has increased land erosion along rivers and canals in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta. The delta, the country’s largest rice, fruit and seafood producer, has reported a number of cases since May. In past years, landslides would normally occur only during ...

Ecosystem off Chàm Islands recovers after COVID-19

Less tourism activities and waste around the Chàm Islands – a world biodiversity reserve site – would help the marine ecosystem in waters off the islands recover after the two-month social distancing order due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts and staff from the Chàm Island Maritime Protected Area (MPA) have made ...

Vietnam 9th safest place in Asia-Pacific amid Covid-19 pandemic, study finds

Vietnam is the ninth safest place in the Asia-Pacific to get through Covid-19, a study released by Hong Kong’s Deep Knowledge Group says. It scored 594.91 to become one of only three Southeast Asian nations to make the top 10 along with Singapore and Thailand, the ...

Minh Nga

Herd of endangered elephants found in Quảng Nam Province

A herd of eight Asian elephants – an endangered species listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – has been found living in an elephant conservation area in Nông Sơn District, Quảng Nam Province. Deputy head of the provincial ranger and forest protection sub-department Từ Văn Khánh confirmed ...

ASEAN coordination needed for sustainable infrastructure projects: report

With Southeast Asia facing a funding deficit to meet its burgeoning energy and infrastructure needs, the region needs stronger coordination, skills and transparency in elevating sustainable projects to investors, according to the findings of a report by the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA). The findings ...

Saline intrusion in Mekong Delta likely to linger on

Saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta will likely remain at a high level until the end of April or early May, before gradually declining, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting. In the worst case scenario, drought and saltwater intrusion may last even longer if ...

Deeper look into ecological costs of coal-fired power in Mekong Delta needed: expert

Ecological expert Nguyễn Hữu Thiện speaks to Nông Nghiệp Việt Nam (Việt Nam’s Agriculture) newspaper on the need for clearer environmental regulations for thermopower plants in the Mekong Delta to reduce risks to the region’s aquatic resources What are the notable characteristics of the Mekong Delta’s fish resources? The ...

Farmers in Mekong Delta province switch to more lucrative Thái jackfruit

Famers in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Đồng Tháp have switched to growing Thái (Thai) jackfruit on around 1,000ha from other fruits and low-yield rice since it fetches a higher income. It includes 200ha in Châu Thành District and 100ha in Tháp Mười District. Nguyễn ...

Quảng Trị to plant 60,000ha of forests by 2030

The central province of Quảng Trị had over 110,000ha of forests for production as of early this month, 22,000ha of which have received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) forest management certifications. Quảng Trị is one of the top localities nationwide in terms of forestation certified by the FSC. ...

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