Wildlife

PROGRAMMING CONTEST TO END WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING:
ZOOHACKATHON VIETNAM 2021

Zoohackathon – a global programming and creativity contest, with the participation of many countries worldwide, including Vietnam with the name Zoohackathon Vietnam 2021 – has officially opened the application! With the theme “Coding to End Wildlife Trafficking”, this is a great opportunity for all talented and enthusiastic students from universities...

15/10/2021

Wildlife

PROGRAMMING CONTEST TO END WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING:
ZOOHACKATHON VIETNAM 2021

Zoohackathon – a global programming and creativity contest, with the participation of many countries worldwide, including Vietnam with the name Zoohackathon Vietnam 2021 – has officially opened the application! With the theme “Coding to End Wildlife Trafficking”, this is a great opportunity for all talented and enthusiastic students from universities...

15/10/2021
Climate

The Science of Climate Change Explained: Facts, Evidence and Proof

The science of climate change is more solid and widely agreed upon than you might think. But the scope of the topic, as well as rampant disinformation, can make it hard to separate fact from fiction. Here, we’ve done our best to present you with not only the most accurate scientific information,...

22/09/2021
Wildlife

The passenger car transports 34 rare turtles that are in in the world’s red book

34 turtles that were hidden in the styrofoam boxes were transported by a passenger car. When arriving at Cam Pha city, they were caught.  Today (September 19), Traffic Police Team No. 2, Quang Ninh Provincial Police said that they had just seized a passenger car while transporting 34 rare turtles...

19/09/2021
Wildlife

160 kg tiger carcass in the refrigerator

The police discovered a tiger’s body, weighing 160 kg, in a refrigerator in the garden warehouse of Mr. Nguyen Van Chung, residing in Son Lam commune, Huong Son district. On September 16, the Environmental Police Department (Ha Tinh Police Department) coordinated with the Huong Son District Police to inspect the...

18/09/2021
Wildlife

Two people were fined because of illegally trading and transporting wild animals

Police of Thai Nguyen city (Thai Nguyen province) have just coordinated with the city’s Forest Protection Department to handle two cases of illegal transportation and trading of wild animals. Previously, on September 2, in the area of Huong Son ward (Thai Nguyen City), the Economic Police Team coordinated with the...

13/09/2021
Wildlife

Detecting 2 cases of selling and transporting wild animals

On September 13, through reconnaissance and duties execution at the facility, the Dien Bien Provincial Police units had consecutively detected two trading and transporting rare and precious wild species cases. These species belong to group 1B, classified as endangered rare species prioritized for protection according to Decree 06/2019 of the...

13/09/2021
Wildlife

Arrested ‘Poachers’ fulfill three freezers with undomesticated animals’ corpses.

Approximately 150kg corpses of wild animals were shoved into 3 freezers confiscated in a specialized court of the police in Lâm Đồng Province. September 10, Police in Lâm Đồng Province informed that on the night of September 9, the Lâm Đồng Province Environmental Police Department of Public Security arrested and...

10/09/2021
Wildlife

New Singapore wildlife forensics centre to help tackle illegal trade as NParks launches K9 unit

The Centre for Wildlife Forensics will identify the species of wildlife and its geographical origins to improvement enforcement against poaching and trafficking at source A new K9 unit will be deployed at Singapore’s borders to sniff out illegal wildlife products like elephant ivory and pangolin scales SINGAPORE: The National Parks...

07/09/2021
Wildlife

Arresting 2 people for illegal trading 2 pangolins in Dien Bien province.

Dien Bien provincial police said that at 7 am this morning (September 7th), provincially functional forces found out and arrested 2 people illegally trading wild animals which are 2 pangolins with body weights at 9.5kg. Specifically, during the working process in the area of Block 2, Tan Thanh ward, Dien...

07/09/2021
Pollution

Air pollution is slashing years off the lives of billions, report finds

Dirty air is a far greater killer than smoking, car crashes or HIV/Aids, with coal burning the leading cause Air pollution is cutting short the lives of billions of people by up to six years, according to a new report, making it a far greater killer than smoking, car crashes or HIV/Aids....

01/09/2021

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PROGRAMMING CONTEST TO END WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING:
ZOOHACKATHON VIETNAM 2021

Zoohackathon – a global programming and creativity contest, with the participation of many countries worldwide, including Vietnam with the name Zoohackathon Vietnam 2021 – has officially opened the application! With the theme “Coding to End Wildlife Trafficking”, this is a great opportunity for all talented and enthusiastic students from universities…

15/10/2021

The passenger car transports 34 rare turtles that are in in the world’s red book

34 turtles that were hidden in the styrofoam boxes were transported by a passenger car. When arriving at Cam Pha city, they were caught.  Today (September 19), Traffic Police Team No. 2, Quang Ninh Provincial Police said that they had just seized a passenger car while transporting 34 rare turtles…

19/09/2021

160 kg tiger carcass in the refrigerator

The police discovered a tiger’s body, weighing 160 kg, in a refrigerator in the garden warehouse of Mr. Nguyen Van Chung, residing in Son Lam commune, Huong Son district. On September 16, the Environmental Police Department (Ha Tinh Police Department) coordinated with the Huong Son District Police to inspect the…

18/09/2021

Two people were fined because of illegally trading and transporting wild animals

Police of Thai Nguyen city (Thai Nguyen province) have just coordinated with the city’s Forest Protection Department to handle two cases of illegal transportation and trading of wild animals. Previously, on September 2, in the area of Huong Son ward (Thai Nguyen City), the Economic Police Team coordinated with the…

13/09/2021

Detecting 2 cases of selling and transporting wild animals

On September 13, through reconnaissance and duties execution at the facility, the Dien Bien Provincial Police units had consecutively detected two trading and transporting rare and precious wild species cases. These species belong to group 1B, classified as endangered rare species prioritized for protection according to Decree 06/2019 of the…

13/09/2021

Arrested ‘Poachers’ fulfill three freezers with undomesticated animals’ corpses.

Approximately 150kg corpses of wild animals were shoved into 3 freezers confiscated in a specialized court of the police in Lâm Đồng Province. September 10, Police in Lâm Đồng Province informed that on the night of September 9, the Lâm Đồng Province Environmental Police Department of Public Security arrested and…

10/09/2021

New Singapore wildlife forensics centre to help tackle illegal trade as NParks launches K9 unit

The Centre for Wildlife Forensics will identify the species of wildlife and its geographical origins to improvement enforcement against poaching and trafficking at source A new K9 unit will be deployed at Singapore’s borders to sniff out illegal wildlife products like elephant ivory and pangolin scales SINGAPORE: The National Parks…

07/09/2021

Arresting 2 people for illegal trading 2 pangolins in Dien Bien province.

Dien Bien provincial police said that at 7 am this morning (September 7th), provincially functional forces found out and arrested 2 people illegally trading wild animals which are 2 pangolins with body weights at 9.5kg. Specifically, during the working process in the area of Block 2, Tan Thanh ward, Dien…

07/09/2021

AUSTRALIA’S ILLEGAL PET TRADE IS CLOSELY LINKED TO THE USA

The transnational smuggling of live animals poses a threat to Australia’s biodiversity, conservation, environmental biosecurity, animal welfare, human health, and wellbeing. In a study published in the journal Conservation Letters, researchers at the University of Adelaide have compared the illegal smuggling of live reptiles including lizards, snakes, and turtles entering…

26/08/2021

Smuggling of pangolins and conservation efforts

Recently, Nghe An Police and the Rapid Response Team of Save Vietnam’s Wildlife (SVW) have seized 4 live pangolins from illegal wildlife traders. Wildlife trafficking continues to be complicated. The Penal Code 2015 (amended in 2017) has given a reasonably high penalty frame for wildlife violations. Accordingly, Article 244 of…

26/08/2021

Six offenders were severely arrested due to illegal hunting of wildlife animals at the buffer zone of Bach Ma National Park.

On the afternoon of August 19th, the leader of Bach Ma National Park (Thua Thien Hue province) announced that the Nam Dong district’s police officers were investigating and dealing with offenders that were involved in the illegal hunting of wildlife animals at the buffer zone of Bach Ma National Park….

20/08/2021

A Vietnamese man was severely accused by South Africa police officers with a record haul of wildlife trading, over 60 kilograms of exhibits were found.

After 4 months of investigation, the arrest was officially carried out on August 12th while the police officers were searching his farm in Bela-Bela town of Limpopo province, and 2 storage facilities at Pretoria. According to the South Africa Ministry of Environment, the Vietnamese man was arrested due to “involvement…

15/08/2021

The Science of Climate Change Explained: Facts, Evidence and Proof

The science of climate change is more solid and widely agreed upon than you might think. But the scope of the topic, as well as rampant disinformation, can make it hard to separate fact from fiction. Here, we’ve done our best to present you with not only the most accurate scientific information,…

22/09/2021

NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland Mission Leaves for Its Last Field Trip

The pioneering campaign drops probes from a plane into the sea to track how seawater is melting glaciers and lend insight into the future of sea level rise. This week, NASA’s airborne Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) mission begins its final survey of glaciers that flow from Greenland into the ocean….

20/08/2021

World’s climate scientists to issue stark warning over global heating threat

IPCC’s landmark report will be most comprehensive assessment yet as governments prepare for pivotal UN talks in November The fires, floods and extreme weather seen around the world in recent months are just a foretaste of what can be expected if global heating takes hold, scientists say, as the world’s…

20/08/2021

A billion children at ‘extreme risk’ from climate impacts – Unicef

Report launched with youth activists including Greta Thunberg paints ‘unimaginably dire’ picture Almost half the world’s 2.2 billion children are already at “extremely high risk” from the impacts of the climate crisis and pollution, according to a report from Unicef. The UN agency’s head called the situation “unimaginably dire”. Nearly…

20/08/2021

Rain falls on peak of Greenland ice cap for first time on record

Precipitation was so unexpected, scientists had no gauges to measure it, and is stark sign of climate crisis Rain has fallen on the summit of Greenland’s huge ice cap for the first time on record. Temperatures are normally well below freezing on the 3,216-metre (10,551ft) peak, and the precipitation is…

20/08/2021

Go green “checklist” – 30-day actions list to go green with CHANG

To postpone the Earth Overshoot Day and join hands to reduce the pressure caused by each person to the Earth. Have you joined the action with us at https://quatairoi.org/? If not, register now. In addition to the solutions provided on the website, today CHANGE reveals to you many more sustainable…

03/08/2021

Many celebrities accompany CHANGE to spread the message of delaying the Earth Overshoot Day.

After starting the community campaign that calls to delay the Earth Overshoot Day on social platforms, CHANGE has received many responses from the community, especially celebrities, TikTokers, Bloggers, YouTubers, and diplomatic and business leaders in Vietnam. This year’s Earth Overshoot Day event takes place on July 29, marking when humanity has…

31/07/2021

Join CHANGE to postpone Earth Overshoot Day

The excessive exploitation, consumption, and use of resources today are causing negative impacts on the environment, especially issues related to climate change. To raise awareness and awaken the community about this issue, CHANGE propagates about Earth Overshoot Day. Through this, CHANGE also wants to spread the message of environmental protection…

29/07/2021

Vietnam Climate Leadership Camp 2021

From July 16 to August 6, 2021, Vietnam Climate Leadership Camp (VCLC) 2021 officially opened applications for talented young people who always cherish plans to contribute to environmental protection. Unlike previous years, this year’s Climate Leadership Camp will open applications for both individuals and groups with available project ideas, in…

17/07/2021

Introducing New Project: Empty Your Dishes

In June 2021, CHANGE launched a new series of challenges called “Empty Your Dishes” on social media platforms to raise awareness about food waste and call on the community to take action to reduce this waste. Every year, we waste about one-third of the world’s food. This waste is imposing…

13/06/2021

Khanh Hoa: Proposals for waste treatment combined with electricity production

According to Khanh Hoa Provincial People’s Committee, in the past, there have been quite a few investors who have applied to implement waste treatment plant projects which combine waste incineration with heat recovery to produce electricity. Specifically, there are approximately ten suitable investment documents for solid waste treatment projects under…

08/06/2021

PUBLISH SPECIAL REPORT: YOUTH FOR CLIMATE IN VIETNAM

“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Our Common Future (the ‘Brundtland Report’), 1987. United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has rightly called climate change ‘the defining issue of our time.’ It is running…

02/06/2021

Air pollution is slashing years off the lives of billions, report finds

Dirty air is a far greater killer than smoking, car crashes or HIV/Aids, with coal burning the leading cause Air pollution is cutting short the lives of billions of people by up to six years, according to a new report, making it a far greater killer than smoking, car crashes or HIV/Aids….

01/09/2021

Air pollution linked to more severe mental illness – study

Research finds small rise in exposure to air pollution leads to higher risk of needing treatment Exposure to air pollution is linked to an increased severity of mental illness, according to the most comprehensive study of its kind. The research, involving 13,000 people in London, found that a relatively small increase…

27/08/2021

HAU GIANG MAN BUILD FREE RAFTS FROM PLASTIC BOTTLES

On the rivers of the Mekong Delta these days, you can meet the floating rafts of Mr. Le Van Hieu. Frustrated by plastic bottles floating in his fields, he came up with a solution to both reduce pollution and help poor households transport. Watch video here.

22/05/2021

TWO MAJOR JAPANESE BANKS DROP NEW COAL, BUT LOOPHOLES IN POLICES SPARK CONCERN

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group’s decarbonisation pledge came a day after Mizuho’s. Activists say if loopholes built into the lenders’ new policies are exploited, the banks could keep funding coal regardless. Two major Japanese banks that are among the biggest funders of coal power have announced that they would no longer…

25/04/2021

IN MARCH, THE LEVEL OF AIR POLLUTION DECREASED

In March, although the PM 2.5 dust concentration continued to go up in Hanoi it decreased more than in January and February. In other cities, the air quality in March maintained quite well. The General Department of Environment (Ministry of Resources and Environment) identified seasonal fluctuations in the weather along…

19/04/2021

THE PLABSTIC HUB: WHERE EVERYONE CAN BE A SCHOLAR

CHANGE collaborated with the Consulate General of France in Ho Chi Minh City to officially launch an exhibition called "The Plabstic Hub'' (short for Plastic Laboratory Hub) at Van Hanh Mall – 11 Su Van Hanh Street, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City. The event will take place for five days, from 16 to 20 January 2021, and welcomes all guests. Every participant will have an opportunity to be a scholar in a sci-fi research institute to learn about the up-to-date plastic pollution facts, find out practical alternative solutions, and move towards adopting a green-sustainable lifestyle.

28/01/2021

“HOMO PLASTICS” CAMPAIGN

CHANGE cooperated with the French Embassy to officially launch a new communications campaign titled “Homo Plastics,” with the overarching message: “Science gives warnings, action decides the world’s fate.”

06/11/2020

THE MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY AND TRADE PROPOSES TO EXTEND THE FIXED WIND POWER PROCE MECHANISM

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has proposed to the Prime Minister that the time period available for applications to the electricity price mechanism for wind power projects be extended. The Ministry of Industry and Trade has proposed to the Prime Minister that the time period available for applications to…

21/04/2020

NEWS TARIFF SCHEME APPROAVED TO ENCOURAGE SOLAR DEVELOPMENT

The Government has officially decided to approve a new feed-in-tariff mechanism to encourage development of solar power in Việt Nam. Under the new scheme signed by Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng, solar projects approved before November 23, 2019 and starting commercial operations between July 1, 2019 and December 31,…

15/04/2020

EARTH’S OZONE LAYER IS HEALING

The ozone layer above Antarctica has recovered so much, it’s actually stopped many worrying changes in the Southern Hemisphere’s atmosphere. If you’re looking for someone to thank, try the world at large. A new study suggests the Montreal Protocol – the 1987 agreement to stop producing ozone depleting substances (ODSs)…

14/04/2020

CARBON EMISSIONS ARE FALLING SHARPLY DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. BUT NOT FOR LONG.

CO2 emissions are crashing as the world winds down, but experts say the drop won’t last if governments don’t start moving to cleaner energy. IT IS BECOMING clearer every day that the scale of the societal disruption caused by the novel coronavirus is like nothing most people on Earth have…

10/04/2020

DELHI, MUMBAI, SEOUL AND WUHAN SEE RECORD-BREAKING CLEAR SKIES AS COVID-19 LOCKDOWNS SUBDUE AIR POLLUTION

“The Covid-19 pandemic has cleared the air in the world’s most polluted cities, most of which are in Asia. But for how long? The irony. A disease that attacks the lungs, which has killed more than 165,000 people since the beginning of the year, might actually be prolonging some lives…

04/04/2020

Ms. Hoang Thi Minh Hong – the woman who inspired Mr. Obama

In 2019, in a speech about young leaders who have inspired him, former US President Obama mentioned many prominent names who have created changes, even if they are small, yet, having significant impacts. Among those names, a representative of Vietnam represents the “climate hero,” Hoang Thi Minh Hong. Former US…

10/07/2021

HOANG THI MINH HONG – WHO BROUGHT EARTH HOUR BACK TO VIETNAM – WAS HONORED AS ONE OF THE 50 MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN VIETNAM IN 2019 BY FORBES VIETNAM.

Hoang Thi Minh Hong, the eldest sister at CHANGE, is well known for her honor of “Climate Hero” or “Hong Antarctica.” She was recently named one of the 50 most influential women in Vietnam in 2019, voted by Forbes magazine. Ms. Hong is the founder of the Center for Hands-on…

20/06/2021

UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES WHEN HOSTING ACTIVITIES FOR “RISE FOR CLIMATE”

As part of the “Rise for Climate” activity series, members of the Climate Change Leadership Camp 2018 gathered for a series of workshops and events aimed at introducing new ideas about campaigning on climate change to younger communities. With a focus on creative ideas and youthful enthusiasm, staff and students…

05/09/2018

CHANGE’S OFFICIAL CORPORATION IDENTIFY PROGRAM SHIFT

Over the four years since it was established, CHANGE has played a pioneering role in raising public awareness on environmental issues. Our key areas of focus have been climate change and renewable energy solutions and the illegal trade and use of endangered wildlife products in order to protect these species…

05/09/2017

SEMINAR ON CLIMATE AND ENERGY RAISES VOICE OF FRONTLINE COMMUNITY, CORPORATE SECTOR AND SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Ho Chi Minh City, April 27 2016, CHANGE/350.org Vietnam and the Vietnam Sustainable Energy Alliance (VSEA) hosted a seminar “Power shift: change to tackle climate change” at the Vien Dong Hotel, at 275A Pham Ngu Lao, Q1, HCMC. The seminar aimed at promoting voice of the community in ensuring sustainable development of the country, raising awareness about the connection between energy development and climate change and other environmental and social issues, and suggesting practical and feasible solutions in the country’s contexts.

29/08/2017

CHANGE’S POINT OF VIEW ON THE EVENT OF MARINE LIFE DISASTER IN CENTRAL VIETNAM

The recent large-scale fish mortality event in Vietnam’s central region was a serious environmental disaster. The poisoned seafood has affected the livelihood and health of hundreds of Vietnamese, while the marine ecosystem, fish populations and local biodiversity has also been severely affected. Authorities have not yet concluded as to the…

29/08/2017

LIVE SIMPLE

What does it mean to LIVE SIMPLE? It does not mean leaving the world behind to live a life of self-sufficiency in the forest It does not mean casting off material possessions, property or money It does not mean just hanging around, not getting involved Instead, Live Simple is an…

29/08/2017