Fierce Fight Against Invasive Alien Species (Jan 21, 2013)
Vietnam Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
Given that biodiversity and sustainable development have become the top priority of Vietnam and many other countries in the world, the management and control of invasive alien species are currently pressing problems. Recently, the Prime Minister signed Decision No. 1896/QD-TTg approving the project to prevent and control invasive alien species in Vietnam until 2020. The projects focuses on capacity of State management agencies and quarantine units in the control of invasive species involving scheduling, tracking records of exotic species imported into Vietnam; training leaders and management professionals working in the Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Plant Protection of provinces and cities under the Central Government, the Management Board on the prevention and control of invasive alien species.
Launches Philippine Component of Invasive
Alien Species Project (Jan
Department of Environment and Natural
The Philippine Department of Environmental
and Natural Resources launched the Philippine
component of an internationally-funded project
on invasive alien species (IAS). The project,
entitled "Removing Barriers to Invasive Species Management
in the Production and Protection Forests
in Southeast Asia" is funded by the
Global Environment Fund (GEF) through the
United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP).
First Plantwise Plant Clinic Opens in China (Jun 19, 2012)
China's first Plantwise plant clinic has been successfully established in Rongjiang town, Xing'an county, Guangxi province, Southwest China. At the first session a large number of local farmers arrived with problem crop samples to consult the plant doctors; Han Chuyuan, a vineyard owner, travelled more than 40km with his samples of pest-damaged vines and grapes. This clinic will be open weekly for farmers at a fixed site to provide timely and professional diagnostic services and integrated pest management recommendations.