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Each species that wants to survive has to develop weapons against predators. This article reveals some plants which are toxic and dangerous to humans. [ more... ]
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According to Vietnamese media, the last wild freshwater crocodile died in a snare at the Lower Ba River Hydroelectric Plant in Phu Yen Province, South Central Vietnam, in late 2012. [ more... ]
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At one time, nightingales, skylarks, and magpie-robins were very popular among bird fanciers in Hanoi, but those birds are now ‘trivial’ in the eyes of many falconers. [ more... ]
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Đại bàng (Eagle) or chim ưng is a large raptor which belongs to the Falconiformes order. They often live on high mountains and in forests with big trees. Usually, eagles build their nests on craggy mountain cliffs or on the tops of lofty trees. [ more... ]
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I discovered cóc vàng xanh or green-yellow toad in July, 2012 at Song Mong River, Ham Thuan Nam District, Binh Thuan Province, South Central Vietnam. The female toads are 3.5cm long and male toads 3cm long. [ more... ]
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206 species of snakes have been discovered and documented in Viet nam-22 species of sea snakes and 184 terrestrial snakes. Thirty of the terrestrial species are poisonous and so are all of the species of Vietnamese sea snakes. [ more... ]
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The most urgent task for Central Highlands provinces at the moment is to protect the forests, keeping them from further loss,’ Vietnam News Agency quoted the Central Highlands Steering Committee, a Politburo task force as saying on 3 October, 2012. [ more... ]
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In the world of amphibians, the process of metamorphosis from an egg to a larva and to an adult amphibian goes through a very complicated and unique cycle. After being hatched from an egg, a larva has to live in water until it develops organs to adapt to terrestrial lifestyle and loses its tail, which is a very useful body part for aquatic lifestyle. [ more... ]
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Agarwood, aloeswood, eaglewood, jinkoh and gaharu are all names for the world’s most valuable incense. In the past, old growth tropical rain forest trees were indiscriminately cut to find the resin, which was usually hidden within the centre of only a few old trees. [ more... ]
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There are more than 10 species of Green pigeons, such as Thick-billed Green Pigeon (Treron curvirostra), Pin-tailed Green Pigeon (Treron apicauda) and Pink-necked Green Pigeon (Treron vernans griseicappila Schelegel or Treron vernans). [ more... ]
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Silkworm cocoon cultivation at Co Chat Village, Phuong Dinh Commune, Truc Ninh District of Nam Dinh Province has long been praised in folk songs for ...
A short while ago, I was asked if the Vietnamese fondness for eating snails were a consequence of the former French presence here.
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