Natural resources

Pittas in Vietnam: Magnificent flying colors

Pittas in Vietnam: Magnificent flying colors

The Environmental Protection Law 2020 took effect from the beginning of 2022, ushering in new policies for biodiversity conservation. The government has issued Decision 149/QĐ-TTg approving the National Strategy on Biodiversity to 2030, with a vision to 2050. These are crucial legal foundations to enhance the effective management of biodiversity resources, including efforts to communication about the protecting wild birds from extinction.

EU ministers approve landmark Nature Restoration Law amid controversy

EU ministers approve landmark Nature Restoration Law amid controversy

In a significant move for environmental conservation, EU environment ministers approved the Nature Restoration Law, aimed at reversing biodiversity loss across Europe. The law mandates the restoration of at least 20% of the EU's degraded land and sea areas by 2030 and sets progressive targets extending to 2050.

81% decline in migratory fish due to habitat loss

81% decline in migratory fish due to habitat loss

A study warns of a catastrophic global decline in migratory fish populations, which have plummeted by over 80% since 1970. This dramatic drop, primarily due to dams, mining, water diversion, pollution, and habitat loss, threatens both humans and ecosystems. The findings call for stronger monitoring and enhanced efforts in river protection and restoration.

Venezuela enters glacier-free era as last ice field shrinks

Venezuela enters glacier-free era as last ice field shrinks

Rising temperatures have made Venezuela the first country in modern history to lose all its glaciers. By 2011, five glaciers had vanished, leaving only the Humboldt glacier, also known as La Corona, in the Sierra Nevada National Park. This final glacier has now melted so significantly that scientists have reclassified it as an ice field.

Exploration reveals 22 new caves in Quang Binh

Exploration reveals 22 new caves in Quang Binh

The British Cave Research Association (BCRA), in collaboration with the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park's Management Board, has announced the discovery of 22 new caves in Quang Binh province, central Vietnam.

Improving policies and enhancing land management and land use effectiveness

Improving policies and enhancing land management and land use effectiveness

Recently, the Government issued Resolution No. 37/NQ-CP on March 17, 2023, which releases the Government's Action Program for implementing Resolution No. 18-NQ/TW dated June 16, 2022 of the fifth Central Party Committee meeting of the XIIIth Party Congress on the continued renovation, improvement of institutions and policies, and enhancement of land management and land use effectiveness.

Deputy minister Le Minh Ngan: The draft national marine spatial planning must achieve high consensus throughout society

Deputy minister Le Minh Ngan: The draft national marine spatial planning must achieve high consensus throughout society

"The establishment of the national marine spatial planning is a difficult and complex task, being carried out for the first time in Vietnam. Therefore, seeking opinions from relevant agencies, experts, scientists, and administrators is considered as a way to 'pave the way' for overcoming obstacles to ensure the quality of planning and to achieve a high level of consensus throughout society."