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.
PanNature is working with the GTZ project to assess level of awareness and understanding of sustainable coastal zone management and general environmental issues of different stakeholders of the project. In addition to carrying out field assessment in three districts of Soc Trang province, PanNature also train staff of the district project teams on assessment techniques and data analysis skills.
From mid 2007 until end of 2008, Caritas works with PanNature to implement environmental awareness raising activities geographically in three selected villages: Lang Tan (Thanh Van Commune), Khau Lan (Quyet Tien Commune), and Lung Tam Thap (Lung Tam Commune).
The existing internship program aims to increase the reach of PanNature to those interested in environmental protection in Vietnam.
PanNatureâ€™s news website (www.ThienNhien.Net) is one of a few online media dedicated to environmental reporting in Vietnam. ThienNhien.Net aims to bring up environmental issues and disputes to the public fora, as well as to provide sufficient sources of information for decision-makers in solving conflicts and problems.
Every Sunday at 7.30am, volunteers for PYNet, which stands for Network Promoting Youth to Act for Community and Develop-ment, gather at the Ly Thai To monument to start their cycling tour around Ha Noi. Since the project got rolling in September, with support from People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature) and Ban Tay Viet Limited Co, enthusiastic volunteers from all over the country have been participating.
Ambassador Michael W. Marine presented the grants to the Center for Promotion of Education and Empowerment of Women (CEPEW) and People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature) at a ceremony in Hanoi Friday.
From 26 to 27 July 2007, Transparency International hosted the Asia Pacific Corruption in Forestry Program Development Workshop in Bangkok, Thailand. The Workshop aimed to bring together a group of key forestry and corruption stakeholders in the region to share experiences, learn from each other, and initiate a cooperative process
People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature) and Science and Life Newspaper welcome this yearâ€™s World Environment Day by an agreement to join force in strengthening environmental reporting in Vietnam.
In April and July 2006, the Green Corridor Project held training course for commune rangers from through the Green Corridor area and Hue province to develop skills in how they work with and disseminate information to local people.