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PanNature’s mammal field guide now available in VDIC Bookstore

The book “A Field Guide to the Large Mammals of Vietnam” is a joint effort between PanNature and Dr. John Parr. The contents of this field guide have been based upon available literature and records from mammalian research on mammals in Vietnam and neighboring countries. The species plates in this publication are illustrated by two outstanding wildlife artists in Southeast Asia, Kamol Komolphalin and Mongkol Wongkalasin. Click here for more information about the field guide.


I strongly believe this Field Guide will be an excellent resource for all readers, not only for those working in nature conservation but for scientists, students and nature enthusiastists. It is my great pleasure to introduce this Field Guide to all of you and to offer my thanks and congratulations to all those involved in its preparation.” — Professor Vo Quy, Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (CRES), Hanoi National University.

This field guide in English and Vietnamese languages is now available for sale in the bookstore of the Vietnam Development Information Center (VDIC). For more information, please visit VDIC Bookstore >>

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Photos of Project Activities in Hang Kia – Pa Co Nature Reserve

Photos of activities within the project “Piloting Integrated Market Access in Support of Nature Conservation: Improving Livelihoods of Local Communities in the Buffer Zone for Reducing Human Impacts on Natural Resources in Hang Kia – Pa Co Nature Reserve, Hoa Binh Province” funded by the blue moon fund.

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Literature Review: Community-based Water Resource Management in Vietnam

This report reviews current literature by local and international researchers on communitybased water management in Vietnam available in both Vietnamese and English. Due to limited access to all sources of information in a short period of time, we have not covered all aspects of this issue. The key findings in this report sum up the major research work that our team has carried out.

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Community behaviours towards nature conservation: A theoretical analysis for practical approaches

Changing community behaviors has been long recognized as both purpose and outcome of any communication, awareness and education programmes towards conservation and management of natural resources. Based on a literature review, this article presents critical analysis and discussion of basic understandings about community behavior, and its relations to knowledge and attitude matters in nature conservation.

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Sarus Crane – Symbol of Peace

This is the first book to be published on the Eastern Sarus Crane Grus antigone sharpii. The book is published by PanNature and a professional photographer Minh Loc. The book presents over 300 wonderful colored photographs photographs taken by Minh Loc.

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Experiential Environmental Learning Manual for Primary and Middle School Teachers

PanNature worked with Hanoi Environmental Education Project to develop the Experiential Environmental Learning Manual for primary and middle school teachers. This manual ambitiously aims at providing primary and middle school teachers with unique and hands-on tools for carrying out experiential EE for their students.

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The Poor, Agro-forestry Products, and the Market

Over 85% of protected areas and national parks in Vietnam are situated in rural and remote areas, where the poverty rate still remains high. Local communities living in these areas depend heavily on natural resources for livelihoods. PanNature looks at the case in Hang Kia – Pa Co Nature Reserve in Hoa Binh province to find solutions for linking the poor with the market. Findings from this research project will help PanNature formulate an intervention project to improve livelihoods of local people while protecting the nature reserve.

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Nguyen Viet Dung on Stimson’s Regional Voices

New Educational Resources on Waste in Vietnamese

Waste posterJune 2005. PanNature has produced an educational package on waste and litering for the DANIDA-funded Viet Tri Industrial and Urban Development Project. This educational package includes a poster and a waste activity guide for school teachers in Viet Tri City. The poster features household waste processing with a friendly message “Clean houses – beautiful streets: It’s simple!”.

The waste activity guide includes games and interactive activities that can be integrated into teachers’ lesson plans at schools or used in outdoor programs in order to raise awareness of school students and children on waste problems and solutions.

Waste management is becoming one of the main environmental issues as Vietnam is getting its economy grows at a rapid rate. According to the “Vietnam Environment Monitor Report 2004” published by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MoNRE), the World Bank, and the Waste-Econ Project, each year Vietnam produces over 15 million tons of waste, of which 80 percent is from municipal sources. Vietnam’s urban areas contain only 24 percent of the population of the country, but produce about 50 percent of the country’s municipal waste. With the rapid growth of the economy and increase in urban population, volume of waste generation is expected to be one of major environmental challenges for the country in the near future.

This educational package aims at providing teachers with tools to help students more aware of waste issue as well as action they can take to reduce the amount of waste in daily life.

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