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Life differs from lore for elephants

Vietnamese children begin to associate elephants with images of mountainous Tay Nguyen (the Central Highlands) from a young age, through a popular song called Chu Voi Con O Ban Don (The Little Elephant in Don Village).

Proposing Active Guidance to Swiftly Implement the Project to Expand the Hanoi Wildlife Rescue Center

We respectfully recommend that you encourage relevant authorities to cany out the HWRC expansion project in 2020, in order to expand the facility’s infrastructure, raise its capacity, and increase its standards of quality for wildlife rescue in Vietnam. We believe that with its 24 years of experience in wildlife rescue, HWRC deserves renovation and expansion to better perform its functions and train Vietnam's next generation of wildlife rescue professionals.

Civil Society Statement: Climate Bonds Initiative must abandon its misguided attempt to greenwash hydropower

Today, December 10th 2019, People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature) and 275 civil social organizations from around the world issued a statement calling for upon the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) to abandon the certification of destructive hydro-power projects as climate-friendly which negatively affect the environment and the community. Details or the statement is below:

Save the Mekong Coalition Calls for the Cancelation of the Luang Prabang Dam

Save the Mekong Coalition Calls for the Cancelation of the Luang Prabang Dam The Mekong is facing a crisis. Climate change and large-scale dams on the Mekong mainstream and tributaries are making Mekong’s flows and levels more unpredictable. From record lows in June and July to major flooding in parts of the basin in August and September, hydropower dams have exacerbated the impacts on the river and people. Large-scale dams, especially those planned for the Mekong mainstream, are a significant cause of – not the answer to – the Mekong crisis.

The ASEAN We Want: An Open Statement to ASEAN Leaders

In an open statement to ASEAN leaders participating in 34th ASEAN Summit (Bangkok), 110 community, network and civil society organisations, including PanNature have urged ASEAN to respect people’s rights and livelihoods.  The full statement is below: In 2009, Civil Society Organisations…

Save the Mekong Calls for New Transboundary Impact Assessment and Suspension of Pak Lay Dam

On the occasion of the Mekong River Commission’s (MRC) regional stakeholder forum on the Pak Lay Hydropower Project, Save the Mekong - a coalition of non-government organizations, community groups and concerned citizens in the Mekong region - calls for a new Transboundary Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (TBESIA) and Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA) for the proposed Pak Lay dam due to the poor quality of the current assessments. Pak Lay is the fourth dam on the lower Mekong mainstream in Lao PDR and has recently commenced the MRC’s Prior Consultation procedure.
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