In August and September 2008, PanNature conducted field surveys and organized environmental protection planning workshops in Bac Me and Hoang Su Phi districts of Ha Giang province within the framework of the Chia Se Project (Vietnam - Sweden Poverty Reduction Program, managed by the Ministry of Investment and Planning).
In September, PanNature welcomed new faces joining the team. Ms. Dao Thu Hien and Ms. Nguyen Thanh Van are experiencing start-up work in their probation terms. Both Hien and Van graduated from the Department of Environmental Science of Hanoi National University of Natural Sciences.
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.
This activity was firstly implemented from 30th April till 30th May 2008 in three villages namely, Khau lan (Quyet Tien commune), Lang Tan 2 (Thanh Van Commune), Lung Tam Thap (Lung Tam Commune) in Quan Ba district of Ha Giang province. It is part of the Environmental Awareness Piloting Programme implemented by PanNature for the Quan Ba District Integrated Community Development Project of Caritas Switzerland.
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.
People and Nature Reconciliation has launched the publication â€œField Guide to the Large Mammals of Vietnamâ€. This publication is printed in both Vietnamese and English languages with financial support from the World Bank/Netherlands Partnership Program and the Sida Environment Fund (SEF).
In 29 and 30 of May 2008, in Luong Son district (Hoa Binh province), PanNature hosted the journalist workshop to share thoughts and experience with the media on the theme â€œDevelopment and Environmental Trade-off in Vietnamâ€™s Contextâ€ . Environmental experts and journalists got together, discussed and agreed that environmental values should not be sacrified merely for economic benefits.
From 14 to 16 April 2008, PanNature received a distinguished visitor from the United Kingdom - world-renowned childrenâ€™s author Lauren Child. The visiting team, including Lauren, her friend Adrian Darbishsire, and Katja Pellini from UNESCO Vietnam, spent two days in Quan Ba district of Ha Giang province.
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.
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.