Posts Tagged ‘ National park ’

Hydropower investor says Vietnam needs controversial dam projects 

August 22, 2011
Hydropower investor says Vietnam needs controversial dam projects 

Scientists say two upcoming dam projects could badly damage the Cat Tien National Park ecosystem. The investor of two controversial hydropower projects planned near a protected jungle in southern Vietnam has admitted the dams would affect the jungle’s biodiversity, but maintained that they are needed to slake Vietnam’s thirst for energy. Bui Phap, board chairman [...]

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Endangered sea turtle released in national park 

July 28, 2011
Endangered sea turtle released in national park 

The 80-kg green sea turtle was released in the Nui Chua National Park on July 25. An endangered sea turtle, netted by a fisherman, was released back into the sea in the central province of Ninh Thuan Monday. The green sea turtle, which weighs an estimated 80 kilograms, was released in the Nui Chua National [...]

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Opportunity knocks for endangered primate 

July 24, 2011
Opportunity knocks for endangered primate 

  Planned road projects threaten a population of endangered gibbons that could save the species This undated photo handout released by Conservation International shows three northern white-cheeked crested gibbons (Nomascus leucogenys) at an undisclosed location in Vietnam. The lively morning calls of the rare species of gibbon have led to the discovery of the only [...]

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Cat Tien environmental assessment full of holes: experts 

July 24, 2011
Cat Tien environmental assessment full of holes: experts 

  With hydropower running amok in this country, local critics of neighboring dam projects are throwing stones in a glass house A view of the Cat Tien National Park, where two planned hydropower projects, if built, would encroach on around 140 hectares of forest. Conservationists fear that the two planned dams would totally transform the [...]

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Carcasses of 15 endangered primates found in national park 

July 23, 2011
Carcasses of 15 endangered primates found in national park 

Two black-shanked douc langurs (Photo: Phung My Trung) Forest rangers in the central province of Ninh Thuan seized the carcasses of 15 endangered monkeys from two poachers during a patrol in Nui Chua National Park on Tuesday. A team of rangers arrested the two men caught red-handed transporting the eviscerated bodies of the 15 black-shanked douc langurs out [...]

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Community of rare gibbons found in Vietnam 

July 21, 2011
Community of rare gibbons found in Vietnam 

  Northern white-cheeked crested gibbons (Nomascus leucogenys), including an adult female with baby (R) The lively morning calls of a rare species of gibbon has led to the discovery of the only known "viable" community of the talkative primates in remote Vietnamese forests, conservationists said Monday. A "substantial" population of 455 critically endangered northern white-cheeked [...]

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National park in southern Vietnam named world biosphere reserve 

July 19, 2011
National park in southern Vietnam named world biosphere reserve 

Tourists on a boat row at Cat Tien national park Cat Tien National Park in the southern province of Dong Nai has been officially titled a world biosphere reserve by UNESCO, the park managers said Sunday.   In the official notice sent to the park managers, the United Nations organization refers to the park as [...]

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Wild gaur found grazing with cows, believed to have produced crossbreeds 

July 19, 2011
Wild gaur found grazing with cows, believed to have produced crossbreeds 

  The male gaur (Bos gaurus) grazes with a cow near a village of the Raglay ethnic people in Ninh Thuan Province’s Phuoc Binh National Park. A large gaur grazing near a residential area alongside domestic cows in Ninh Thuan Province offers a unique opportunity for extensive research and better conservation of the endangered species, [...]

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Scientists question environment impact assessments of Vietnam power projects 

July 16, 2011
Scientists question environment impact assessments of Vietnam power projects 

A dam on the Dong Nai River A group of scientists who made a field trip to the area near Cat Tien National Park where two hydropower projects are planned said Thursday environment impact assessments for them could have been made up. The scientists from the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology’s Institute of Tropical [...]

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Power plant fees pay communities to protect national park 

July 15, 2011
Power plant fees pay communities to protect national park 

Scientists and local residents observe an old five-leaved pine in Lam Dong Province's Bidoup – Ba Mountain National Park. Lam Dong Province is using environmental protection fees collected from investors of Central Highlands hydropower plants to pay an ethnic minority group to protect a major national park from poachers, criminal loggers and illegal development.   Managers of Bidoup – Ba [...]

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Vietnam, Cuba foreign ministries to bolster ties

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Vietnam’s top diplomat has affirmed that the Foreign Ministry will closely cooperate with its Cuban counterpart to implement the agreements reached by the two...