Documents Awareness - Knowledge

Ministry gets tough on nature preservation violations

09 September 2019 | 10:04:00 AM

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has proposed to raise the fines to 400 million VND (17,240 USD) for violations on environmental protection, biodiversity preservation and protection of natural ecosystems.


This is part of an amended draft decree on biological conservation violations, which would replace the current Government’s Decree 155/2016/ND-CP issued on November 11, 2016.


A corner of U Minh Thuong National Park in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang. The park has been preserving the significant bio-diversity values of a special wetland. (Photo: VNA)

The new guidelines mean those who were found to build construction works for illegal residence in the ecological conservation areas would be fined between VND500,000 and VND3 million (USD129).

The same violation in the strictly protected sections of conservation areas would get heavier fines of up to VND30-50 million (USD1,290-2,150).

Violations on encroaching the protected areas of conservation to build houses or farms for cattle, poultry and aquaculture raising would be fined between VND50-100 million (USD2,150-4,300).

The heaviest fines of up to VND400 million (USD17,240) would be imposed for acts affecting or causing damages to the natural ecosystem areas such as mining, embanking water tanks, using fire or toxic substances during the natural resource exploitation.

The draft also stipulated severe sanctions for violations on wetland encroachment.

Acts that caused damages to the wetlands would face the fines of between VND250-400 million (USD10,750-17,200). In case the acts giving negative impacts on the migratory birds, violations would be given more VND200-300 million (USD8,600-12,900).

The amended draft decree aims to tighten control on environmental protection, biodiversity preservation and protection of natural ecosystems and migratory birds.

The ministry is collecting the public’s opinions for the draft decree before submitting it to the Government for approval.


Views: 149

Other news

Vietnam builds public private collaboration to address plastic waste

(21/02/2020 11:01:AM )

Households suffer plague of flies from dumpsite pollution

(16/02/2020 07:04:AM )

Protective forest destroyed in Dak Lak

(12/02/2020 09:08:AM )

Sustainable protection needed for Sơn Trà Reserve

(30/01/2020 03:28:PM )

More rubbish seen on streets as people clean homes for Tet in Hanoi

(25/01/2020 10:34:AM )

Rare storks appear in northern Dien Bien province

(06/01/2020 10:25:AM )

Video-making contest aims higher plastic waste awareness

(25/12/2019 09:07:AM )

World's smallest ungulates spotted in Vietnam after nearly 30 years

(14/11/2019 07:07:AM )

Da Nang to host international conference on sustainable marine economic development

(06/11/2019 07:43:AM )


Environmental Sustainability - we have choices

See more


MONRE supports and appreciates the cooperation...

VACNE, 4/12/2017) - The Ministry of Natural Resources...

See more
US Assistant Secretary of State and 10 Ambassadors...

Quang Binh provincial People's Committee on March 8th announced...

See more
Save the Dong Nai River: experts

HA NOI (VNS) — Scientist and experts have renewed their calls to the National Assembly and the Government...

See more
Some pictures of Starting Ceremony of Cycling...

(VACNE) - Afternoon of 22/07/2014, under...

See more