Fisheries and agriculture are important sectors in the country’s economy, but they face many difficulties such as epidemics in aquaculture or unstable crop productivity.
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Jasminum subtriplinerve Blume is a rather familiar species of plant in our country, especially in central provinces. It is widely used to treat skin ulcers, menstruation disorder, milk gland inflammation and anemia; increase liver function; release poison; stabilize blood pressure; stimulate digestion; provide good sleep, and prevent antioxidant. Harvested Jasminum subtriplinerve Blume is dried or cooked to become cataplasm.
As part of a cooperative research program between the Institute of Tropical Biology under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology and the Asian Conservation Ecology Centre of Kyushu University in Japan, scientists have discovered and depicted a new plant species belonging to the Rubiaceae Family in the Hon Ba Nature Reserve, Khanh Hoa Province, which was named Tarenna Aurantiaca. This is the sixth new species after Lasianthus honbaensis, Lasianthus yaharae, Eustigma honbaense, Aporosa tetragona, Goniothalamus flagellistylus, which were found in the Hon Ba Nature Reserve in this cooperative program.
In study of the diversity of Aristolochia species in Vietnam, scientists from the Vietnam Museum of Nature in collaboration with the Institute of Genome Research and the Bidoup-Nui Ba National Park, Lam Dong Province, discovered a new species of plant in Bidoup-Nui Ba National Park, Lam Dong Province. The species’ name is Neinhuis (Aristolochia neinhuisii Do), the Aristolochiaceae family. It is named after Prof. Christopher Neinhuis, in order to honour his great contribution to the research and conservation of aristolochia in the world.
The North has been experiencing record summer temperatures for more than 40 years, with many places exceeding 40 degree Celcius. Combined with the impact of the "urban heat island" effect, the average heat at the same time in the big cities like Hanoi is harsher. The effect of hot weather on the life and activities of people, especially in urban areas, has been mentioned by many news agencies. However, the impact of these extreme weather phenomena on the living creatures in the urban environment receives less research.
Scientists from the University of Natural Sciences under the Vietnam National University, Hanoi, led by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Van Cu and some partner members from the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre, the University of Quang Binh, the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park and the Mientrung Institute for Scientific Research, have recently successfully carried out the project VT/UD-03/14-15 on studying the application of images taken by VNREDSat-1 and geographical information serving the preservation of cultural and natural heritages in the central region, with pilot cases in Hue city and the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, from January 2014 to June 2016. On 27 August 2016, the project was adopted and assessed to be at a good level by the State Council on Science and Technology.
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