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Friday, July 1, 2022
Tags: forest protection
National Strategy on Climate Change for 2050 to focus on forest protection National Strategy on Climate Change for 2050 to focus on forest protection
Forest protection and management will be a part of the National Strategy on Climate Change for 2050, with a focus on enhancing restoration, community participation and employment opportunities in the forestry sector.
Impacts of the law on asset and income surveillance on prevention and combat of illegal wildlife trade Impacts of the law on asset and income surveillance on prevention and combat of illegal wildlife trade
In Vietnam, surveillance of assets and income of office-holders is a measure taken by the State to monitor the quantity, origin of and changes to assets and income, thus detecting and preventing office-holders from taking advantages of their positions and powers to commit corrupt acts. However, the current law does not contain specific provisions on monitoring assets and income of officials and civil servants working in professions directly related to wildlife trade. This situation poses an urgent requirement for improvement of institutions on monitoring assets and income of officials and civil servants in general, and officials and civil servants performing the task of preventing and fighting illegal wildlife trade in particular.
Publicity and transparency in organization and operation of agencies organizations and units in preventing and combating corruption Publicity and transparency in organization and operation of agencies, organizations and units in preventing and combating corruption
Publicity and transparency in organization and operation of agencies, organizations and units constitute one of the most important anti-corruption measures to help citizens as well as the whole society participate in monitoring the exercise of public power.
Prevention and combat of corruption in management and protection of precious and rare wildlife Prevention and combat of corruption in management and protection of precious and rare wildlife
Vietnam is amongst countries with high biodiversity in the world where the livelihoods of many people depend on the nature. Unfortunately, the existence of many wildlife species in the country is in danger. There are numerous reasons behind this sad situation and corruption is believed to be one of main causes as it promotes illegal wildlife trade and, therefore, threatens the survival and sustainability of wildlife species.
Overview of Vietnams law on wildlife conservation and protection Overview of Vietnam’s law on wildlife conservation and protection
Being fully aware of the seriousness of the risk of biodiversity loss facing the country, the Vietnamese Government has focused on improving the legal framework on wildlife conservation and protection. This article briefly introduces legal documents related to wildlife conservation and protection, analyzes shortcomings and limitations and puts forth some recommendations for improvement.
More efforts needed to overcome environmental challenges in the coming time More efforts needed to overcome environmental challenges in the coming time
Stepping into a new decade of the 21st century, along with economic opportunities, Vietnam has to face numerous challenges, including environmental pollution and degradation. This article reviews the country’s environmental protection work over the past years and proposes some recommendations in the upcoming time.
Penal liability of corporate legal persons for wildlife-related crimes Penal liability of corporate legal persons for wildlife-related crimes
The 2015 Penal Code prescribes heavy fines for corporate legal persons’ crimes violating regulations on management and protection of endangered, precious and rare wild animals, ranging from VND 300 million to VND 15 billion. This shows that Vietnam is always aware of the nature and danger of these crimes to the ecological environment.
COVID-19: The right time for revising wildlife trade and consumption policy COVID-19: The right time for revising wildlife trade and consumption policy
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is killing thousands of people globally and causing major impacts to livelihoods, society, and economies across the world. COVID-19 is understood to have originated in wildlife, most probably in a market selling live wildlife in China. The conditions that lead to the emergence and transmission of these zoonotic pathogens to humans are also prevalent in Vietnam. It’s time to change the current approach to regulating the trading and use of live wildlife for the wellbeing and survival of all on this planet.
New laws going into effect in January 2019 New laws going into effect in January 2019
These include the Law on Forestry, the Planning Law, the Law on Cyber Security, the Law on Fisheries, the Law on National Defense, among others.
Forest related customary laws of the Ta Oi Forest related customary laws of the Ta Oi
The Ta Oi, a Mon-Khmer language ethnic group with a population of nearly 35,000 living mainly in the mountainous areas of the central provinces of Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Tri, has adopted many customary laws related to forests.

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