Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys
The Nghe An Province's environmental crimes division said this morning that it has detained a man for allegedly trafficking monkeys following a tip-off.
Another domestic elephant killed in Dak Lak
Another elephant was killedon Wednesday in Ea WerCommune, Buon Don District, becoming the fourth domestic elephant to die in Dak Lak province since beginning of this year.
Rhino horns worthless and potentially deadly
"It is not difficult to find sellers of rhinoceros horns," declared a woman who was attending an online speech in HCM City by Dr Lorinda Hern, founder of the Rhino Rescue Project, on Wednesday.
Customs seize ivory from Europe
Customs officers at Ha Noi's Noi Bai International Airport seized yesterday more than 65 kilos of ivory horns and tusks, believed to come from African rhinocerous and elephants.
Central Highland region suffering from deforestation
A recent survey revealed that the total forest area of five provinces in the Central Highland region, has dropped by nearly 360,000 hectares (ha), compared with a previous survey in 2008.
Rare monkey to be rescued soon: ENV
Education for Nature-Vietnam (ENV) will team up with forest range department in Tuyen Quang Province to inspect and rescue as soon as possible a rare monkey that is being raised illegally.
Ministry issues strong forest fire alert
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has asked provinces and cities under the central Government to strengthen measures for forest fire prevention in a recently released document.
Old reservoirs a threat
The ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development plans to upgrade nationwide weak dams at a cost of US$460 million to improve their safety, but is hampered by the fact that many of them do not have complete technical information, delegates heard at a recent seminar on "Improving management for reservoir safety".
Disaster warning system for northeast approved
The Government has approved a project to modernise the natural disaster warning and forecast system at the northeastern region's hydro-meteorological centre, with the help of non-refundable aid from South Korea.
Trucks caught dumping untreated industrial waste
The Environmental Crime Division of the Dong Nai Province police are questioning two truck drivers and Vedan Company—a food seasoning maker—for illegally dumping 50 tonnes of untreated industrial waste.
Paper firm gets deadline to reduce sewage discharge
The An Hoa paper company was found discharging sewage more than the permitted level, Pham Van Luong, deputy director of Tuyen Quang Province's Natural Resource and Environment Department, said.
Funds provided for disaster risk effort
Funds provided for disaster risk effort

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) are assisting Viet Nam in disaster risk management, particularly in risks related to climate change.

Policies need to be put into practice

Cao Si Kiem, president of the Viet Nam Small and Medium Enterprises Association, talks to Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi) newspaper about incentive policies


Experts slam failure to save old trees Experts slam failure to save old trees

Distinguished scientists and experts in the field of urban planning raised many challenges at a conference yesterday to review Ha Noi's urban tree planning.

Whistleblowers to be rewarded up to US$160,000 1    Whistleblowers to be rewarded up to US$160,000

The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Government Inspectorate have issued a joint circular announcing that whistleblowers will be rewarded up to VND3.4 billion (US$160,000).

Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth

As you get older, you spend hours regretting each minute you wasted in your youth, which flies by.

IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive

Many companies in industrial zones claim they lack capital to introduce equipment to save energy and lessen emissions.

Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners

Quang Binh, home of the biggest cave in the world, Son Doong, is offering visitors treks, caving tours and a race.