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Ministry of Finance Responded to the Petition of Thach Khe Iron Mine

Recently, The Inspectorate General of Finance, responded to People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature), Vietnam Mining Coalition’s coordination unit, about the coalition’s petition to stop Thach Khe iron mine project, sent to leadership of the party, the national essembly, the government and ministries, boards and branches on January 17th, 2019.

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Ethnic Culture and Tourism Villages – Space for Preservation of Traditional Culture

Nam Dam CTV, Quan Ba commune was built in 2012 by Caritas Organization (Switzerland) in collaboration with the People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature) through Community-based Tourism Development Project.

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Visiting Community Protected Area (CPA) Model in Cambodia

From 13 to 19 January 2019, People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature) staff organized a visit for the representatives of Dak Lak Union of Science and Technology Associations, Dak Rong Forestry Ltd. Co, Tram Lap Forestry Ltd. Co, and the representatives of the community in Ea Noul, Buon Don, Dak Lak to Lomphat Reserve in Ratanakiri province and Siem Pang Western Reserve in Stung Teng province, Cambodia.

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Proposing to Close Thach Khe Iron Mine

Based on the results of field research and survey combined with expert consultation in the mineral field, on January 17th 2019, Vietnam Mining Coalition sent a petition about stopping the iron mine project and closing the mine in Thach Khe to leadership of the Communist Party, the National Essembly, as well as relevant ministries, boards and branches of Vietnam’s government.

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Community-based forest management the way forward

Forestry experts are optimistic about the future in Vietnam, largely thanks to community-based forest management.

The model is developing extensively in the country, and experts have lauded its ability to increase forest recover, limit deforestation and create income from forests for local people.

Nguyen Viet Dung from PanNature, a Vietnamese not-for-profit organisation that works to protect nature, said at recent seminar in Hanoi: “People’s participation in forest conservation and management is very important.”

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Seminar Viet Nam Cross-border Investment: Risks and Challenges on Legal Compliance

To publish and widely circulate these Guidelines among business sector, on Jan 10th, 2019, PanNture, VCCI and Oxfam Vietnam jointly organized a seminar on Vietnam Cross-border Investment: Risks and Challenges on Legal Compliance. 

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Seminar introduces tool to mitigate risks in overseas investment

Speaking at the event, head of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI)’s Department of Legal Affairs Dau Anh Tuan said Vietnam’s newly-registered overseas capital increased by 357.5 million USD during 11 months last year. Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar ranked first, second, and eighth among Vietnam’s top business destinations. 

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Wildlife trafficking still at serious levels in Vietnam

As a hotspot for wildlife trafficking and consumption since the late 80s, Vietnam is facing a risk of depletion of biodiversity.

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Promoting Community-based Conservation Initiatives in Vietnam

Along with the population growth and pressure from the human needs, natural ecological areas in Vietnam such as forests, wetlands, coastal mangrove forests … have been rapidly narrowed, fragmented and degraded. Accordingly, not only biodiversity and ecological values have been lost, but many traditional cultural values of the community associated with nature have also been eroded.
On December 20-21, 2018, in Dak Lak, People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature) in collaboration with Dak Lak Union of Science & Technology Associations organized the workshop: “Promoting community-based conservation initiatives that contribute to preserving cultural and ecological diversity in Vietnam” in order to create opportunities for communities’ representatives and related organizations to share and discuss this topic.

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Vietnamese Investors and NGOs networking in Laos and Cambodia for sustainable development

PanNature organized this meeting on December 10th, 2018 to connect our business partners in piloting program with NGOs in Laos to strengthen the exchange dialogue between NGOs and Vietnamese private sectors and open an opportunity for further collaboration.

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