Building A11, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet Road, Cau Giay, Hanoi
Director: Dr. Le Hung Anh

Vice Directors: Prof. Dr. Truong Xuan Lam
                         Prof. Dr. Nguyen Quang Truong

Decision No. 65/CT of the Chairman of the Council of Ministers, dated on March 5, 1990.
Signed by: Vice Chairman Nguyen Khanh

Building A11, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet Road, Cau Giay, Hanoi
Phone: (+84 24) 38360169 
Fax: (+84 24) 38361196
Director: Dr. Le Hung Anh
Vice Directors: Prof. Dr. Truong Xuan Lam
  Prof. Dr. Nguyen Quang Truong
- Chairman: Prof. Dr. Nguyen Quang Truong
- Vice Chairman: Prof. Dr. Tran The Bach
- Secretary: Dr. Le Hung Anh
- Members: Dr. Nguyen Duc Anh; Dr. Nguyen The Cuong, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Ngoc Doanh, Dr. Nguyen Van Ha, Prof. Dr. Truong Xuan Lam, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thi Phuong Lien, Dr. Pham Quynh Mai, Dr. Pham Thi Nhi, Dr. Trinh Quang Phap, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Sinh, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Huy Thai, Dr. Bui Van Thanh, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vu Dinh Thong.

Functions: Conducting exploration and research on tropical fauna and flora, distinctive ecosystems, and sustainable use of biological resources, providing contribution to meet food demand, consumer goods and exportation for development of agricultural production, socio-economic development of the country, and environment protection; training in the field of ecology and biological resources; and being a CITES Scientific Authority in Vietnam.


1. To conduct research on the flora and fauna of Vietnam.
2. To investigate and evaluate biological resources in order to provide a scientific basis for the sustainable use of a species and to establish its scientific, economic and conservation value.
3. To conduct research on the structure and functions of ecosystems in Vietnam for the monitoring and management of natural resources and the environment.
4. To conduct research on environmental improvement and to develop plans for sustainable development.
5. To provide training services for scientists on ecology and biological resources.


Administrative and professional units:

1. Department of Administration
2. Me Linh Station for Biodiversity

Research departments:

3. Department of Aquatic Ecology
4. Department of Botany
5. Department of Ethnobotany
6. Department of Experimental Entomology
7. Department of Insect Ecology
8. Department of Insect Systematics
9. Department of Molecular Systematics and Conservation Genetics
10. Department of Nematology
11. Department of Parasitology
12. Department of Plant Ecology
13. Department of Plant Resources
14. Department of Remote Sensing Ecology
15. Department of Soil Ecology
16. Department of Vertebrate Zoology
17. Department of Zoological Museum


Total: 107

- Professors: 4
- Associate professors: 6
- Doctors: 51
- Masters: 37
- Bachelors: 6
- Senior researchers: 12
- Principal researchers: 42
- Researchers: 39,
- Others: 2


-  To conduct research on the fauna and flora;
-  To conduct research on the terrestral and aquatic ecosystems;
-  To conduct research on the potential use of wildlife and plant species, indigenous knowledge;
-  To conduct research on parasites and preventive measures;
-  To conduct environmental impact assessment related to biodiversity;
-  To undertake wildlife forensics;
-  To implement conservation programs for natural resources;
- To provide technical advice for management authorities on the implementation of CITES and the Convention on Biological Diversity;
- To provide training services for scientists on ecology and biological resources.

  • The Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources (IEBR) has conducted numerous projects at the national level. These have included Program 562, the Central Highlands Program 2016-2020, the National Collection of Nature, the Environmental Protection Program, the Basic Exploration  Program, and annually, 25 other projects funded by the National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED).
  • On a yearly basis, IEBR has conducted aprroximately 20 projects at ministerial or provincial levels, with a majority funded by the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, and 35 other small projects. 
  • IEBR has conducted many experimental models of animal breeding and plant farming for conservation purposes or as a scientific basis for economic development at the Me Linh Station for Biodiversity and some other localities. The Me Linh Station for Biodiversity hosts environmental education activities and promotes the protection of wild animals and plants.
  • As a CITES scientific authority of Vietnam, IEBR staff processes approximately 150 wildlife forensic cases per year. 
  • In terms of publication accumulation, the researchers of IEBR have published approximately 120 papers per year, including 100 ISI articles. In 2021, the scientists of IEBR published 140 ISI articles and were conferred two patents in Vietnam and two patents in Korea. These figures not only confirm the scientific reputation of IEBR, but also contribute to promoting the special value of biological resources in Vietnam. New discoveries for science attract interest in cooperation and investment in research programs related to biodiversity and nature conservation in our country. Between 2016 and 2020, the researchers of IEBR discovered five new genera and more than 370 new species for science.
  • The results produced from research on animals, plant resources, parasites and nematodes are the basis for the development of probiotics in agricultural production and medicine, and disease prevention for humans, animals, and crops.

Figure 1: Two plant species with special bioactive compounds, Cajanus cajan and Flemingia strobilifera, registered for WIPO patents (Photos: Tran T. Bach).

Figure 2: Several new species: Boeica konchurangensis (Photos: Do V. Hai, Bui H. Quang), Amolops ottorum (Photo: Pham V. Anh), and Meloidogyne daklakensis (Photos: Trinh Q. Phap).

Figure 3: Conservation breeding program for threatened species (Stump-tailed Macaque and Vietnam Leaf Turtle) and environmental education activities at the Me Linh Station for Biodiversity (Photos Dang H. Phuong, Pham T. K. Dzung).