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Scientists complete collection of sea creature specimens in southern Vietnam

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Scientists from the Institute of Oceanography under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology have completed a collection of more than 20,000 specimens of sea creatures, 

with many new creatures discovered for the first time in Vietnamese waters or entirely new species.

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Coral reefs in Ninh Thuan province (Photo: VNA)

Scientists from the Institute of Oceanography under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology have completed a collection of more than 20,000 specimens of sea creatures, with many new creatures discovered for the first time in Vietnamese waters or entirely new species.

This is the result of the component project “Developing a collection of marine creature specimens in the South of Vietnam” of the National Project on Building a National Collection of Natural Creature Specimens.

Deputy Director of the Institute of Oceanography Hoang Xuan Ben, who is responsible for directing the project, said that this is a large-scale and long-lasting project.

The project aims to obtain a set of specimens of about 50 percent of all marine species in the southern region for display and research that meet the standards of the Vietnam National Museum of Nature, and contribute to completing the collection of marine specimens of the national collection of natural specimens for research and display.

It also targets improving the research capacity and the skill of classifying sea creatures to support research on biodiversity to serve conservation and education on marine environment./.

Source: VNA

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/sci-tech-environment/scientists-complete-collection-of-sea-creature-specimens-in-southern-vietnam-757989.html

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17 tigers illegally caged in Nghe An

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The police agency of the central province of Nghe An on August 4 discovered 17 tigers illegally raised by two households.

Fourteen adult tigers were found in cages of a family in Nam Vuc village in Do Thanh Commune, Yen Thanh District.

Nguyen Van Hien, born in 1982 and Ho Thi Thanh, born in 1990, confessed to buying baby tigers from Laos to raise in an 80sq.m cage. The tigers currently weigh nearly 200kg each.

Three other adult tigers were raised by a woman named Nguyen Thi Dinh, born 1971, in Phu Xuan village of the same commune.

Dinh built a system of basements for tiger farming on an area of 120m2. Each individual tiger weighs from 225kg to 265kg.

This is the largest case of this kind in Nghe An.

The police sent vehicles to transport the 17 tigers to a local animal rescue center for daily care and investigation. To remove the tigers from cages, veterinarians injected them with anesthetic.

Hình ảnh chuồng sắt nhốt 17 con hổ như nuôi lợn trong nhà dân ở Nghệ An

A tiger raised by Nguyen Van Hien and Ho Thi Thanh.

Hình ảnh chuồng sắt nhốt 17 con hổ như nuôi lợn trong nhà dân ở Nghệ An
Hình ảnh chuồng sắt nhốt 17 con hổ như nuôi lợn trong nhà dân ở Nghệ An
Tigers in cage.
Hình ảnh chuồng sắt nhốt 17 con hổ như nuôi lợn trong nhà dân ở Nghệ An

The police and forest rangers transfered the tigers to a local animal rescue center for daily care and investigation.

Hình ảnh chuồng sắt nhốt 17 con hổ như nuôi lợn trong nhà dân ở Nghệ An

To remove the tigers from cages, veterinarians injected them with anesthetic.

Hình ảnh chuồng sắt nhốt 17 con hổ như nuôi lợn trong nhà dân ở Nghệ An

Each tiger weighs from 200 to 265kg.

17 tigers illegally caged in Nghe An
17 tigers illegally caged in Nghe An
17 tigers illegally caged in Nghe An
17 tigers illegally caged in Nghe An
Hình ảnh chuồng sắt nhốt 17 con hổ như nuôi lợn trong nhà dân ở Nghệ An
Many local residents witness the case.

Quoc Huy

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/sci-tech-environment/17-tigers-illegally-caged-in-nghe-an-763250.html

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People complain about slow internet speed during social distancing

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Internet service providers are bearing pressure as people’s daily activities now rely more on the internet during social distancing.

People complain about slow internet speed during social distancing

VietNamNet readers have been complaining about internet problems these days, especially the low speed.

Complaints about internet quality can be seen in chat groups of social networks. The common problem is the difficulty in accessing foreign websites. Some people said they cannot even watch videos on YouTube.

When VietNamNet reporters called VNPT to ask about the troubles with international transmission line, they were told that the internet service provider is having problems with the undersea cable.

“The incident occurred at 4 am of July 19 and is expected to be fixed by 8 pm of August 3. This has had little effect on international transmission capability, and domestic transmission lines operate normally,” the representative of VNPT said, adding that the incident has affected users in all regions.

According to VNPT, since the beginning of July, the AEE-1 and AAG cable systems have faced incidents, leading to lower international internet quality of all network operators in Vietnam, including VNPT.

VNPT reported that its internet use capacity has increased by 20 percent compared with ordinary days, resulting in overloading in some rush hours.

In order to minimize the effects of the cable system incident on internet service quality and ensure quality for online working and learning, VNPT has used capacity from other cable systems and promoted the opening of a content delivery network (CDN) with content providers.

The AAG cable system has now been fully recovered and the international internet service quality has returned to normal.

To improve service quality, VNPT plans to increase the international cable capability by another 30 percent by the end of 2021 and promote the opening of CDN of the world’s content providers.

VNPT has invested in a project on building SJC2 undersea fiber optic cable system with landing station in Quy Nhon. It is scheduled to be put into operation in 2022.

Asked about the incident on July 19 with the AAG, VIA said incidents occur often with AAG. However, this incident may have caused more impact because people are using the internet more than usual. 

Trong Dat

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/sci-tech-environment/people-complain-about-slow-internet-speed-during-social-distancing-762602.html

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17 tigers illegally kept in captivity in central Vietnam

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Police have discovered 17 adolescent tiger individuals being raised in two households in Nghe An Province, central Vietnam, local authorities said on August 4.

17 tigers illegally kept in captivity in central Vietnam
The tigers have been transported to an animal rescue centre for care. (Photo: dantri.com.vn)

Fourteen of the captive tigers weighing approximately 200 kilos each were found in a family in Nam Vuc Village, Do Thanh Commune, said local police.

Nguyen Van Hien, 39, who has raised the tigers, confessed that he had purchased the cubs from Laos and refurbished the barn system for captive breeding.

Also on August 4, the police caught red handed Nguyen Thi Dinh, 50, keeping three adolescent tigers in captivity in her house in Phu Xuan Village, Do Thanh Commune. Each tiger weighs between 225 – 265 kilos.

To avoid detection by local authorities, Dinh had built a 120m2 cellar to keep the tigers in captivity.

The police sent vehicles to transport these 17 tigers to a local animal rescue centre for daily care and investigation.

Source: VOV

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/sci-tech-environment/17-tigers-illegally-kept-in-captivity-in-central-vietnam-762984.html

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