Organizations and individuals with contributions to wildlife conservation honoured
The ceremony was held by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the World Bank in Vietnam, and the World Wide Fund for Nature in Vietnam (WWF-Vietnam).
It aimed to acknowledge conservation initiatives and solutions and encourage further contributions to the protection of bio diversity in the time to come.
On behalf of the eight honoured organisations, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Quang Truong from the Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, said it is the first honour programme dedicated to wildlife conservation.
He considered it an occasion for the society to think about the works of scientists and conservators in the field.
Over the past decade, the Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources has detected more than 600 new species in Vietnam.
According to the department of nature conservation and biodiversity under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, about 51,400 species have so far been detected in Vietnam./.