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EU funds effort to disrupt wildlife supply chain in Greater Mekong region

The EU will provide €10 million ($11.14 million) for a project to strengthen government actions to disrupt wildlife supply chains in the Greater Mekong Region, Malaysia and China. The ‘Partners against Wildlife Crime’ initiative seeks to “disrupt the illicit supply chains of wildlife from source to ...

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Vietnamese named among world's most influential climate activists

A Vietnamese woman has made it to the global list of 100 most influential people in climate policy for her sustainable energy solutions. Nguy Thi Khanh, founder and director of Green Innovation and Development Center (GreenID), has become the first Vietnamese ever that makes it ...

China's construction activities on Paracel Islands reef condemned

Vietnam’s foreign ministry has demanded that China stop its construction activities in the Paracel islands, saying they are a violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty. “China’s continuation of activities in the Hoang Sa [Paracel] Islands is a serious violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty, goes against the common perceptions ...

Mekong Delta gets a high travel recommendation

The US’ Business Insider names the Mekong Delta in Vietnam as a “one-of-a-kind” destination for year-end travel. The site’s editors selected 13 best destinations for year-end travel, based on flight cost trends, climate information and international cultural calendars. Among three Asian destinations in the list ...

Dams and sand mining threaten integrity of lower Mekong

As investment in hydropower and construction projects ramp up, ecosystems along Southeast Asia’s longest river are paying the price. At more than 4,000 kilometers (2,500 miles), the Mekong is Southeast Asia’s longest river. It runs through six countries, providing food and income for more than ...

Vietnam’s Mekong quandary: settling the sediment issue

As the biggest loser, Vietnam has to use its influence to limit dam damage on Mekong Delta, says Mekong specialist Richard Cronin. []Already, upstream dams in China and on major Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) tributaries in Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam have trapped a major share of ...

When you eat a Mekong Giant Catfish, you are paying criminals

Vietnamese restaurant owners, chefs and customers are complicit in the crime of catching, advertising, serving and eating an endangered species. Most people in Vietnam knows it is illegal to sell tiger meat or pangolin scales or rhino horn. Keep reading ...

Time’s running out for the Mekong giant catfish

Vietnamese restaurants are openly violating the law to include a critically endangered giant catfish on their menus. An expose by Rachel Nuwer in the National Geographic documents the precarious situation that the Mekong River’s giant catfish faces as a result of willful violations by both ...

Mekong Delta faces a bleaker future than people realize

A combination of negative developments has put at serious risk the viability of Vietnam’s rice bowl as also the source of most of its seafood exports. Keep reading ...

Mekong delta provinces want more funds to tackle erosion

Ca Mau and Kien Giang Provinces seek greater government assistance for building embankments and planting protective mangrove forests. Keep reading ...

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