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New damselfly species found in central Vietnam

New damselfly species found in central Vietnam

A report about a new species of damselfly (Coeliccia Lecongcoi) – found in central Vietnam – was officially published by Zootaxa (a peer-reviewed scientific journal on animal taxonomy) in early February.

More new species discovered in Vietnam

More new species discovered in Vietnam

Vietnam accounts for 87 of the 163 new species of animals and plants discovered in the Greater Mekong region, according to a report released early this week by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Vietnam boosts protection of near-extinct pheasant

Vietnam boosts protection of near-extinct pheasant

Vietnam will take drastic measures to protect the white-crest pheasant, an unique type of bird indigenous to Vietnam facing imminent extinction, with the intent to fully recover the species by 2030.

New narrow-mouthed frog species found in Vietnam

New narrow-mouthed frog species found in Vietnam

A group of American, Canadian, Singaporean and Vietnamese scientists has discovered a new species of narrow-mouthed frog in the southern province of Dong Nai and the Central Highland province of Gia Lai.

Hundreds of rare birds released in Lao Cai

The forest management department of Van Ban mountainous district in the northern province of Lao Cai released over 100 wild birds back into their natural habitat on September 17.

Bird sanctuary recognized as Ramsar site

Bird sanctuary recognized as Ramsar site

The Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap held a forum on national conservation on May 21-22, coinciding with its reception of a certificate recognizing Tram Chim (bird sanctuary) National Park as a Ramsar site of Wetlands of International Importance.

Rare bird spotted in Central Highlands

Rare bird spotted in Central Highlands

An endangered bird species, Mi Langbian (Crocias langbianbis), has just been confirmed to be living in the Central Highland province of Kon Tum.

Mekong wetlands receive better protection

Mekong wetlands receive better protection

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has provided US$340,000 to a project to protect the habitat of aquatic creatures in the Lang Sen (lotus village) Wetlands Reserve in the Mekong Delta province of Long An.

US delays making final definition of catfish

US delays making final definition of catfish

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has said it would collect more opinions until June 24, 2011, before determining which species must undergo the “catfish” inspection programme.