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Webinar: Conservation Shorebirds in Vietnam

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta is one of the most densely populated parts of the country. Formerly covered by vast areas of wetlands, the Delta’s environment is today heavily altered. However, our work shows that there are still areas of mangrove and coastal mudflats and mangroves where large congregations of migratory birds can be found. In fact, good numbers of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper (CR), Nordmann’s Greenshank (EN) and Great Knot (EN) visit to the wetlands of the Delta, together with tens of thousands of other waterbirds such as shorebirds, terns and pelicans. Join us on this webinar to learn about where the most important sites for migratory waterbirds are on the Mekong Delta, and what needs to be done to protect them, and the livelihoods of local people.

Recruitment: Project manager – Mekong Delta shorebird conservation

Under Phase II of the Project, we are seeking a project manager with a strong background in nature conservation and has experience with working with diverse stakeholders to implement conservation activities, in partnership with local people, scientists and Government agencies in the Mekong Delta. Over time, the project aims to strengthen engagement with local communities, improve awareness of migratory birds and wetlands, and secure some of Viet Nam’s most important areas of coastal wetlands. (applicant submit CV before July 30, 2021)

Hot news: Spoon-billed Sandpiper has arrived Mekong delta's coast

On our survey today (October 22, 2019), we found 2 Spoon-billed Sandpiper at Binh Dai, Ben Tre. It is first record at this location, previous records were in Ba Tri (2003) and Go Cong (2011-2019).

WILDTOUR T-shirts now are available for souvenir

Thank you very much for your supporting us, we are pleased to send one of these T-shirt as our gift for those who have birded with us in the past or who are coming. To get the T-shirt accordingly, please give comment about your size, colour and bird (Chestnut-eared Laughingthrush, Indochinese Green Magpie, Bar-bellied Pitta). Please also let us know how would you like to get it, you can visit our office or inbox us your mailing address to ship inside Vietnam. If you want to get more than 1, please pay $US10 (220,000 VND), all fund made will be granted to Vietnam Bird Conservation Society-VBCS for conservation awareness program.

Birds of Vietnam free apps now available on Apps & Play stores

Vietnam Wildlife Tours & Research started the project since 2012 to develop Vietnam Bird Guide, a free apps now available for both iOS and Android devices. The application is a product of many year's effort in collection of photographs and sounds as well as detail information compilation of each species including distribution range within Vietnam, birding spots appearance that birders may go to see, taxonomy notes and more.

Increase visa validity to one year for U.S. citizens

Effective on August 26, 2016, US citizens may apply for a 1 year multiple entries visa for Vietnam. It does not matter how long you plan to stay in Vietnam. "All Visa applications of US citizens will be issued for 1 year multiple entries Visa." Law on Entry, Exit and Residence of Foreigners in Vietnam was approved in 2014 by the National Assembly, visas for US citizens were limited to only three months without extensions. The US said that this policy is not reciprocal treatment compared with U.S. visa policy for citizens of Vietnam and the bilateral relations.