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Low pressure areas formed off the Pacific Coast

In Uncategorized on October 22, 2010 at 11:54 am

Two low pressure areas have been formed off the Pacific Coast in October 21, said the National Hydrometeorological Forecast Center.

The first low pressure area was located at 17.10 degrees north latitude and 142.25 degrees east longitude, and moved to the West-northwest in the evening.

The second low pressure area was found at 19.9 degrees north latitude and 158.8 degrees east longitude and moved to the Northwest.

Their wind speed was about 20-30 kph. They can develop into a typhoon and will hit the Philippines in next few days.

The super typhoon Megi is around 670km to the Northeast of Vietnam’s Hoang Sa Archipelago (Paracel Islands) with gusts over 220 kph.

It will go deep into the mainland of Guangdong Province in China on October 22.

The country presently sees a dry weather in three regions.


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Source: SGGP

Two nature reserves will be formed in central Vietnam

In Uncategorized on July 5, 2010 at 4:10 pm




Two nature reserves will be formed in central Vietnam


QĐND – Monday, July 05, 2010, 21:27 (GMT+7)

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development experts have finalized surveys and research for the establishment of two nature reserves, Khe Net and Khe Nuoc Trong.


According to the surveys, Khe Net, located in the northwest Quang Binh, has an area of over 26,800 hectares, covering five communes of Huong Hoa, Kim Hoa, Thuan Hoa, Thanh Hoa and Lam Hoa in Tuyen Hoa district.


This is one of several low-land, tropical forests in Vietnam with 841 species of high-level floral species and 282 terrestrial spiral animal species, including 42 endangered floral and 60 fauna species.


Khe Nuoc Trong’s biodiversity is also very high, with 987 species of high-level floral species and 227 terrestrial spiral fauna species. This forest is located in Kim Thuy commune, Le Thuy district and border the Vietnam-Laos frontier and Quang Tri province’s Bac Huong Hoa nature reserve.


Both Khe Net and Khe Nuoc Trong are listed in plans for Vietnam’s nature reserves approved by the Government in 2003.


The Forest Protection Agency of Quang Binh has sent survey results to Quang Binh authorities. After being reviewed, Quang Binh will submit the documents to MARD for approval.


Source: VietnamNet


Source: QDND

Tiger reserves to be formed in Highlands

In Uncategorized on July 1, 2010 at 6:22 pm




Tiger reserves to be formed in Highlands


QĐND – Thursday, July 01, 2010, 21:19 (GMT+7)

Five tiger reserves will be established in the Central Highlands and southern provinces under a national programme to preserve and expand the country’s tiger population.


The development of tiger conservation areas is the first step in the national programme, said Hoang Thanh Nhan, an official from the Biodiversification Conservation Department under the Vietnam Environment Agency (NEA). 


The programme, designed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in co-operation with foreign experts, was in response to the Global Tiger Initiative launched by the World Bank to protect the Asian tiger from extinction by 2020. 


The five areas will be established in the Central Highland provinces of Dak Lak, Kon Tum and Dak Nong, the southern province of Binh Phuoc and the central province of Quang Nam. 


York Don National Park in Dak Lak will be a key area in the programme and will be developed in close co-ordination between forest protection staff, border police and non-government organisations. 


When the reserves in operation, qualified staff and modern facilities will take on the protection, supervision and management work, said Nhan at a national tiger conservation seminar held recently in Hanoi . 


The number of wild tigers in Vietnam has dropped sharply over the past few decades and they face extinction within the next ten years, said experts at the seminar. 


Although Vietnam is one of the 13 countries in the world to have a wild tiger population, the country now has less than 50 wild tigers that are in serious danger of extinction, due to hunting and deforestation, according to Nguyen The Dong, the NEA’s vice chairman. 


In Vietnam, tigers have habitually lived along the border between Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, in the central provinces of Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, the Central Highland provinces and the southern province of Binh Phuoc . 


However, the tiger population only numbers a handful in many of these areas, with some districts only possessing paper records of tiger numbers backed by little evidence of real tiger populations, he said. 


Nguyen Manh Hiep from the NEA’s Nature Conservation Department suggested setting up a dedicated wild-life border patrol because wild tiger populations were not confined to just Vietnam but regularly crossed borders. 


Hiep added that another reason for the decline was that Vietnamese and other Asian people hunt tigers for their body parts to manufacture supposed medicines. People also believe that tiger teeth will help them avoid bad luck


Source: VOVNews/VNA


Source: QDND

Tiger reserves to be formed in Highlands

In Uncategorized on July 1, 2010 at 10:19 am




Tiger reserves to be formed in Highlands


QĐND – Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 20:58 (GMT+7)

Five tiger reserves will be established in the central Highlands and southern provinces under a national programme to preserve and develop the country’s tiger population.


The development of tiger conservation areas is the first step in the national programme, according to Hoang Thanh Nhan, an official from the Biodiversification Conservation Department, Vietnam Environment Agency (NEA).


The programme designed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in co-operation with foreign experts was in response to the Global Tiger Initiative launched by the World Bank to protect the Asian tiger from extinction by 2020.


The five areas will be established in the Central Highlands provinces of Dac Lac, Kon Tum and Dac Nong, the southern province of Binh Phuoc and the central province of Quang Nam.


Yor Don National Park in Dac Lac would be a key area in tiger conservation programme which will be developed in close co-ordination between forest protection staff, border police and non-government organisations.


When the reserves are put into operation, qualified staff and facilities will undertake protection, supervision and management work, Nhan said at a consultant national programme tiger conservation seminar held recently in Hanoi .


Wild tigers in Vietnam have sharply declined in number over the past few decades and face the risk of extinction within the next ten years, said experts at the seminar.


Although Vietnam is one of 13 countries worldwide that host wild tiger populations, the country has less than 50 wild tigers that are in serious danger of extinction, according to Nguyen The Dong, the NEA’s vice chairman.


In Vietnam , tigers have habitually lived along the border between Vietnam , Laos and Cambodia , in the central provinces of Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Central Highland provinces and the southern province of Binh Phuoc .


However, the tiger population numbered a handful in many of these areas, with some districts only possessing paper records of tiger numbers backed by little evidence of real tiger populations, he said.


Nguyen Manh Hiep from the NEA’s Nature Conservation Department suggested the establishment of a dedicated wild-life border patrol because wild tiger populations were not confined to just Vietnam but regularly crossed borders.


Wild tigers in Vietnam are under threat from activities such as hunting and deforestation that had led to a loss in habitat and food sources, he said.


Hiep added that another reason for the decline was Vietnamese and Asian people hunting tigers for their body parts in the manufacturing of supposed medicine. People also believe that tiger teeth help them avoid bad luck.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND