Documents Awareness - Knowledge

Vietnam to honour 21 organisations, individuals for contributions to wildlife conservation

07 July 2021 | 02:00:00 PM

Twenty-one organisations and individuals with outstanding contributions to wildlife conservation in the 2010-2020 period will be honoured, according to the Vietnam Environment Administration under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.


Muntiacus truongsonensis seen in Saola reserves in Thua Thien-Hue province (Photo: VNA)

The eight organisations to be honoured are the Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, the Vietnam - Russia Tropical Centre, the Pu Mat National Park, the Research Institute for Marine Fisheries, the Cat Tien National Park, the Hanoi Zoological Gardens Company Limited, the Animals Asia, and the Con Co Island Marine Reserve.

Meanwhile, the 13 individuals are mainly scientists working in the field of natural ecological environment and biodiversity.

As of October 2020, Vietnam’s forest coverage had reached 41.89 percent, or over 13.8 million hectares. The country owns 173 conservation zones with a total area of over 2,500 hectares, including 33 national parks and 66 nature reserves.

According to the sixth national report on biological diversity, Vietnam now has 51,400 species of fauna and flora, including about 7,500 strains of microorganisms, 20,000 flora species, 10,900 terrestrial animal species, and 2,000 invertebrate and freshwater fish species.

During 2014-2018, a total of 334 new species of fauna and flora were discovered in Vietnam.


Views: 3538

Other news

Rare grey-shanked douc langurs found at Hue resort

(07/09/2021 08:39:AM )

US support Vietnam strengthen wildlife protection

(30/08/2021 08:22:AM )

Vu Quang national park offers home for rare gibbon

(14/08/2021 07:47:AM )

Local community takes lead in protecting Bình Định's coral reefs

(23/07/2021 07:52:AM )

Cash for carbon: Quảng Nam looks to profit from reforestation efforts

(20/07/2021 08:21:AM )

Vietnam to honour 21 organisations, individuals for contributions to wildlife conservation

(12/07/2021 07:27:AM )

Government to upgrade cultural and sports facilities network nation wide

(07/07/2021 02:05:PM )

Thai Binh residents hold pollution protest at waste treatment plant

(07/07/2021 01:57:PM )

Rare sea turtle lay eggs on Quy Nhon beach

(02/07/2021 08:19:AM )


Environmental Sustainability - we have choices

See more


ADB finances climate resilience infrastructure...

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $60 million financing...

See more
US support Vietnam strengthen wildlife protection

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Agriculture and...

See more
4,018 old trees across the country have been...

(VACNE) – On September 19, 2020, VACNE's Heritage Tree...

See more
MONRE supports and appreciates the cooperation...

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

See more