Hanoi (VNA) - More than 10,000 baby turtles were recently released into the sea off the Indonesian island of Bali, as part of conservationists’ attempts to boost the population of this vulnerable species and promote environmental protection. Conservation groups on August 7 carried crates of tiny turtles to the island’s Gianyar beach and encouraged local people and volunteers to line up on the sand and release the hatchlings together. The Olive Ridley turtles are among the most abundant sea turtles but are still considered vulnerable because there are few places in which they will nest. The turtles typically weigh 34-50kg as an adult and grow to 60-70cm long. Sea turtle populations have declined in recent years due to hunting, loss of beach nesting sites, over-harvesting of their eggs and being caught in fishing gear. Earlier on August 5, Bali authorities released 25 of the larger green turtles into the sea after their rescue from illegal traffickers. Agus Budi Santoso, … [Read more...] about Indonesia releases over 10,000 baby turtles into sea
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The painted stork (Mycteria leucocephala) is a large wader in the stork family. It is found in the wetlands of the plains of tropical Asia south of the Himalayas in the Indian Subcontinent and extending into Southeast Asia. … [Read more...] about Rare birds flock to Dong Nai Culture and Nature Reserve
* Vo Tri Thanh is a senior economist at the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) and a member of the National Financial and Monetary Policy Advisory Council. The holder of a doctorate in economics from the Australian National University, Thanh mainly undertakes research and provides consultation on issues related to macroeconomic policies, trade liberalisation and international economic integration. Other areas of interest include institutional reforms and financial systems. VNS … [Read more...] about Can Vietnam could take advantage of new foreign investment strategies?
The latest Vietnam Hotel Survey, which assessed the upscale hotels by star ranking and locations in 2018 compared to 2017, found that five-star hotels in Vietnam performed better than their four-star opponents in several sides, not just in occupancy rate. … [Read more...] about In Vietnam, 5-star hotels outshine 4-star in different aspects: Grant Thornton
The event entitled “Memories of Russia” was held to mark the 100th anniversary of Russia’s October Revolution. It features 200 books related to Marxism-Leninism philosophy, fine arts and art, science-technique, literature and so on. In addition, the event also covers a talk about the translations of Russian novels, a release of books by the Tong hop (General) Publishing House and the Tre (Young) Publishing House, to name but a few. … [Read more...] about Russian book week opened in HCM City