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Training on sustainable uses and management of forest for women in Son La province

From 7th to 10th July 2015, a short training on sustainable uses and management of forest was specifically designed and organized for members of Women Union in Chieng Xuan and Xuan Nha commune, Van Ho district, Son La province, aiming at enhancing the capacity and participation of local women in utilization and management of forest and associated resources.

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Field study: Ethnic women’s role in management and utilization of forest resources

In order to promote gender equality in management and utilization of forest resources PanNature conducts Project Improve role of ethnic women in forest management and their fair access to forest resources in Xuan Nha Nature Reserve, Son La province. The project is supported by GREEN Mekong Chalange Fund and implemented from February to August 2015.

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Ha Long – Cat Ba Alliance: Initiatives for Sustainable Natural Heritage Conservation

The first leaders’ meeting of the Ha Long – Cat Ba Alliance was recently held in Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province, attended by leaders of Quang Ninh Province and Haiphong City, US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius, and senior officials from the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN).

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Mekong Governments, Civil Society Reach Agreement on Environmental Impact Assessment Agenda

In a ground-breaking agreement, government officials and civil society representatives from across the Mekong region established a working group to develop a regional public participation guideline for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) this week in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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Australian support for agroforestry development in Viet Nam

The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research is working with ICRAF to test new agroforestry systems in Northwest Viet Nam, explains Nguyen Thi Thanh An.

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Biodiversity mainstreamed in environmental assessment

A workshop by the People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature) in Hanoi on March 24 attracted nearly 60 representatives from the Vietnam Environment Administration, Vietnam Administration of Forestry and several national parks and non-governmental organizations. The theme of the meeting was mainstreaming biodiversity criteria in environmental impact assessments in Vietnam.

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After many years, Vietnam authority, investor still struggle to justify bauxite plants

The government has ordered the industry ministry and the Vietnam National Coal and Mining Industries Group (Vinacomin) to submit clarifications for questions raised by local scientists about the country’s first and only two bauxite refinery plants.

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Chinese technology may kill bauxite projects: scientists

The warning about losses that could be incurred by the two bauxite projects in the Central Highlands has become a reality. The Tan Rai bauxite project is predicted to take a loss of VND460 billion in the first three years of operation, while Nhan Co would incur a loss of VND3 trillion over six years.

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Tree-felling fiasco: symptom of a deep-rooted problem

To wake up one day and see hundreds of the trees they take for granted cut down was an earth-shaking experience for the people. The real horror dawned on them as they realised as many as 6,700 trees had been lined up for this apparently senseless execution.

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Ministries hinder ‘green’ campaign

Lack of co-operation at ministry level is hindering the implementation of last year’s Law on Environment Protection.

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