Việt Nam’s Lý Sơn-Sa Huỳnh park could be on its way to becoming a very important place. If the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation agrees to it, it could become a world geo-park.
Việt Nam had been recognised by the international community for its biodiversity and rich ecosystems, said Trần Thế Liên, head of the Special Protected Forest Department.
Nguyễn Thị Hồng Thương, 33, runs a large ginseng garden with more than 600 plants and many other traditional herbal medicine plants.
A man from the capital city is being investigated for keeping 18 pieces of animal horns at his house in Hoàng Mai District, the Tiền Phong (Vanguard) newspaper reported.
Rhino horns weighing nearly 5kg were seized at the Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport on Sunday, HCM City’s Customs reported.
The central city plans to petition the Prime Minister for adjustments to the Sơn Trà Master Plan in order to better protect the eponymous nature reserve.
The Sơn Trà Nature Reserve – the green lung of Đà Nẵng - will turn into a desert, and the world’s biggest population of red-shanked douc langurs (Pygathrix nemaeus) will become extinct unless rapid development of hotels and resorts there is not stopped.
Over 100kg of suspected rhino horns were discovered in luggage arriving in Hà Nội from Africa on Tuesday, according to Hanoi Customs.
Net houses cover a vast hillside in Phúc Xuân Hamlet of Sóc Sơn District where thousands of plants are being grown. Each plant is marked with its name and a number.
Twelve walls in Nguyễn Thái Bình ward of District 1, HCM City, are being covered with rhino-themed graffiti to call for an end to the use of rhino horn in Việt Nam.