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Kobane: New IS push amid US warning on air strikes

23:38 09/10/2014

The US and UK have warned that air strikes alone will not prevent Islamic State (IS) fighters from seizing the Syrian town of Kobane.

Vietnam moves towards UNESCO recognition for Lang Biang

16:30 05/09/2014

An international workshop was held in Hanoi on September 4 on the draft proposal for the Lang Biang Biosphere Reserve, which will be submitted to UNESCO.

Investors asked to stop building factories near Ha Long Bay

15:21 01/09/2014

A leader of northern Quang Ninh province has asked ministries and central agencies to halt the construction of new thermoelectric and cement plants near the province's urban and populous areas, especially Ha Long and Bai Tu Long...

UNESCO recognition sought for Lang Biang

14:56 04/08/2014

Authorities of the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong are close to completing their report on the Lang Biang biosphere reserve to be submitted to UNESCO for recognition this September.

Lang Biang biosphere reserve seeks UNESCO recognition

13:56 30/07/2014

Authorities in Lam Dong province are taking the final steps to complete their report on the Lang Biang biosphere reserve which will be submitted to the UNESCO for recognition in September.

Central Highlands loses forestland to cassava fields

09:50 21/06/2014

Deforestation in the Central Highlands has reached at an alarming level in the Chumomray National Park and Ngoc Linh Natural Sanctuary where farmers have cut down trees to plant cassava, analysts have said.

National park visitors venture into the wild

09:26 15/06/2014

Those seeking to immerse themselves in forest life can visit Bach Ma National Park in the heart of Viet Nam, which offers eco-tours designed to showcase the area's biodiversity.

Rare bovine filmed in central forest

15:40 08/04/2014

Experts have confirmed that the bovine found in the buffer zone of the Sao La Reserve Park in the central province of Quang Nam is a kind of rare bull listed as a vulnerable animal needing urgent conservation.

Nghe An's people unprotected from wild elephants

09:47 08/04/2014

A constant fear of attack from wild elephants pervades the commune of Phuc Son. It's a fear that locals have been forced to live with for the last many years.

Gaur discovered in Quang Nam province

14:47 06/04/2014

An adult male gaur (Bos gaurus) has been discovered wandering around the Sao La Nature Reserve buffer zone, and scientists plan to return him to the Nam Cat Tien Nature Reserve.


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