In reality the number of loving, helpful elephants are decreasing at an alarming rate, and whereas conservation efforts are being discussed and funded, elephant breeds are still under serious risk of extinction.
“While Việt Nam has done a good job in controlling COVID-19, we still face challenges in tackling other communicable diseases like dengue, measles, hand-foot-mouth disease and diphtheria.”
Just a short stroll from a provincial road lies Teng Village in mountainous Ba Tơ District in the central province of Quảng Ngãi, the tranquil home of 200 families from the H’Re ethnic minority and a centre of brocade-making for generations.
Many sections of the western sea dyke in Cà Mau and Kiên Giang provinces in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta have seriously eroded and could collapse at any time if prompt protective measures are not taken.
The UNESCO Programme and External Relations Commission of the 209th Executive Board recently recognised Đắk Nông Geopark in the Central Highlands province of Đắk Nông as a Global Geopark. Mai Phan Dũng, Head of the Department of Cultural Diplomacy and UNESCO under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Secretary-General of the Việt Nam National Commission for UNESCO (VNCU) speaks about the new title
As many as 78 infected cases have been reported in Đắk Lắk, Đắk Nông, Gia Lai and Kon Tum provinces and three people have died.