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Rubber Group Unveils Sustainable Development Plan

To ensure the Sustainable Development Programme and Operational Plan are implemented widely and effectively, VRG on Wednesday signed agreements with many organisations, including one for sustainable forest management and certification with the Viet Nam Administration of Forestry and others with Oxfam and PanNature.

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Workshop Looks to Expand Network of Wildlife Reporters in Vietnam

A refresher course for journalists on reporting about the conservation and rescue of wild animals began in the northern province of Vinh Phuc on May 21.

The two-day event aims to popularise the reality of and reasons for wildlife trafficking, as well as share experiences of reporters and experts and expand the network of journalists reporting on the issue.

It is organised by PanNature, a Vietnamese non-profit organisation dedicated to protecting and conserving diversity of life.

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PanNature Announces Ms. Nguyen Hai Van as its New Deputy Director

PanNature is delighted to announce the appointment of Ms. Nguyen Thi Hai Van as the new Deputy Director in charge of research and policy, officially from May 17, 2019.

Ms Nguyen Hai Van

In her new role, Ms. Van will provide technical and management leadership in setting priorities and strategy, planning and implementing activities of the Research – Policy Department, as well as assisting the Executive Director to make decisions, and oversee  quality of the policy department’s works aligned with PanNature’s strategic direction.

Ms. Van has been with PanNature since 2008. She has developed herself from a policy research officer to policy program coordinator, policy program manager, and advisor before being appointed as the new deputy director.

In each of her previous roles, Ms. Van has made outstanding contributions to the activities of PanNature in general and the Research – Policy Department in particular, including a variety of research, analysis and policy recommendations, especially in the forestry sector.

Van received her master’s degree in Forest Policy and Nature Conservation from the Wageningen University & Research Center, the Netherlands; and currently is a PhD candidate in Environment and Development Studies at the Institute of Geography and Sustainable Development, University of Lausanne (Switzerland).

Van is the successor of Mr. Nguyen Viet Dung, who left PanNature in April 2019. 

Vietnam’s PFAS Situation Report

PanNature took part in the IPEN’s surveys to explore possible PFAS uses and pollution sources, scientific studies and government actions, including under the Stockholm Convention, in Vietnam. The Vietnam’s PFAS situation report summarizes press reports and scientific studies on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Vietnam from 2014 – 2018, contributes to IPEN’s Toxics-Free SDGs Campaign.

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PanNature’s staff be Selected by Eco-Peace Leadership Center

The manager of the project “impacts of small hydropower project on local livelihoods and ecosystems from the views of ethnic communities”, Ms. Chao Thi Yen, the Center for People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature) has been selected by the Eco-Peace Leadership Center (EPLC) to become one of 10 leaders from Asia-Pacific region to participate in the 13th EPLC Program.

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Questions remain as Vietnam reaches major REDD+ milestone

Nguyen Thi Hai Van, a PhD candidate at the Institute of Geography and Sustainability at Switzerland’s University of Lausanne, Policy Program Advisor of PanNature, did her Master’s research on the REDD+ pilot project in Kon Tum mentioned above. She explained in an email that this province, along with nearby Quang Nam and Quang Ngai, have received money from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to pay local communities to protect forests. This particular program was created with assistance from Fauna & Flora International.

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Final Workshop to Conclude the Project on Promoting Ethnic Women’s Participation

On March 29th 2019, People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature) in collaboration with the Women’s Union of Xuan Nha Commune and the Management Board of Xuan Nha Nature Reserve organized a workshop to conclude the Project on Promoting the Participation of Women in Natural Forest Restoration in Xuan Nha Natural Reverse at the Community Learning Center of Xuan Nha commune, Van Ho district, Son La province.

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The third training on forest plantation

The 3rd training focused on causes and prevention of common diseases during seedlings; monitoring table development; humidity and shading control for seeds by age.

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Green Livelihoods Alliance’s Partners meeting

After the mid-term meeting in September, 2018, during March 4-5 of 2019, in the Imperial City of Hue, PanNature joined our partners  in a meeting under the Green Livelihoods Alliance Program (GLA).

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Compliance key to overseas success

According to Vietnamese not-for-profit organisation People and Nature Reconciliation’s (PanNature) latest survey on cross-border investment risks, there are two main reasons putting Vietnamese investors in legal risks. Accordingly, the companies do not accurately evaluate opportunities and challenges before venturing into the target country, especially the differences in culture, customs, and environmental policies.

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