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Vietnam became a member of the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) in 1994. Vietnam has a rich diversity of species and is counted as one of the mega-diverse countries. However, biodiversity in Vietnam is in danger. The number of endangered species of fauna and flora has been increasing since 2000. The factors causing this situation include population boom, economic policy, farmland expansion, over exploitation, forest fire, infrastructure construction, illegal wildlife trade, environment pollution, and alien invasive species. Gene flow from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) also can pose danger on biodiversity.  continue reading…

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As a member of ITTI, I am working on a project to build and strengthen intellectual property (IP) capacity in Vietnam. Vietnam has experienced rapid economic growth since the government introduced the Doi Moi policy in 1986. The GDP per capita has been steadily increasing. In 2006, Vietnam became the 150th member of WTO. Vietnam’s accession to WTO boosted its economy. As of 2008, Vietnam’s real GDP growth rate (6.2%) is the highest among the ASEAN members and the second highest in Asia after China.  continue reading…