Honoring organizations and individuals who have made great contributions to wildlife conservation in the period 2010-2020
The collective was the Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources. To achieve this honor, in the period 2010-2020, the Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources gained many results in scientific research, building conservation policies for Vietnam and the world, participating in the implementation of conservation of genetic resources, conservation of species and ecosystems of Vietnam.
Specifically, the staff of the Institute announced 01 new family, 03 new varieties, and 606 new species and subspecies with standard samples collected in Vietnam, including 550 animal species, 56 plant species, including many species currently only recorded in Vietnam (endemic) and some species assessed and included in the IUCN Red List, CITES Appendix and Government Decrees; developed a set of books on Fauna and Flora of Vietnam, updated the Vietnam Red Book; developed dossiers of endangered, precious and rare species included in Government Decrees; giving research on the current status of populations, biological, ecological and conservation characteristics of endangered and rare species; studied the current state of trade, proposed conservation solutions; researched the effects of climate change and epidemics; researched conservation of genetic resources of species threatened with extinction; and trained staff on biodiversity and conservation.
06 individuals included:
Prof. Dr. Nguyen Quang Truong, Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources. In the period 2010-2020, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Quang Truong announced 67 new species and 02 new subspecies for science with standard samples collected in Vietnam, including 41 species, 01 reptile subspecies and 26 species, and 01 amphibian subspecies. All articles are published in international journals of the ISI or Scopus catalog. Besides scientific research results on biodiversity conservation, Prof. Truong also actively participated in the implementation of conservation work.
Dr. Pham Thi Nhi, Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources. In the period 2010-2020, Dr. Pham Thi Nhi published 75 new insect species for science with standard samples in Vietnam, including 73 species of the Ichneumonidae bee family, 01 species of Braconidae bee family and 01 species of Erebidae family. All articles are published in international journals of ISI or Scopus catalog.
Dr. Lu Thi Ngan, Vietnam Museum of Nature. During the period 2010-2020, Dr. Lu Thi Ngan and colleagues published 30 new species for science and 37 additional species for the flora of Vietnam, published the global phylogenetic system of the genus Arachniodes (Dryopteridaceae). Her research results on ferns have contributed significantly to the worldwide community of fern scientists with a series of articles on ferns published in domestic and foreign journals, including famous international journals such as Cladistics, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Taxon.
Dr. Do Van Truong, Vietnam Museum of Nature. In the period 2010-2020, Dr. Do Van Truong and colleagues discovered and described 01 genera and 28 species of higher plants for world science, of which 01 genus and 22 species are discovered and described in Vietnam, 01 species in Myanmar, 01 species in Thailand, 01 species in India. Regarding the description of new species in the period 2010-2020, Dr. Do Van Truong and colleagues published 23 works in ISI journal; and 3 works in other international journals. In particular, the species Equisetum yenbaiense AT Aung, T. Su, TV Do & ZK Zhou described in 2019 based on fossil samples collected in Yen Bai, is an important basis for studying the evolution of plants and animals, and confirming the distribution of Equisetum species.
“Rehderodendron truongsonense P.W. Fritsch, W. B. Liao, & W. Y. Zhao” announced as new species in 2018. Photo: Do Van Truong
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Dinh Sac, Vietnam Museum of Nature. In the period 2010-2020, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Dinh Sac discovered and announced 10 new species of scorpion and 60 new species of spider for science. In which the discovery and announcement of a new species of scorpion with the scientific name being Vietbocap, the Vietnamese name being the Vietnamese scorpion, made a big mark in science. This is a special and rare species of scorpion that lives exclusively in cave environments. In particular, the discovery and announcement of new scorpion species Vietbocap and Vietbocap thienduongensis were voted by journalists as one of the 10 outstanding environmental events in the country in 2012. The discovery of new species of scorpion and new spider species for science not only enhance the value of biodiversity in Vietnam, but also have significance in biodiversity conservation, indicating endemic value and current status of the species; or special and rare species in the conservation of genetic resources; as well as in the conservation of ecosystems (caves).
Species Vietbocap thieduongensis Lourenco & Pham, 2012
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phan Ke Long, Vietnam Museum of Nature. In the period 2010-2020, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phan Ke Long and his colleagues described 12 new species for science, including 01 plant species, 02 species of bacteria symbiotic with parasitic roundworms causing insect diseases, 01 species of parasitic roundworms causing insect diseases; 08 species of free-living nematodes and ginseng first described for Vietnam. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phan Ke Long implemented conservation and sustainable development of the lai chau ginseng species in the areas of Sin Ho, Tam Duong and Muong Te districts, gaining promising initial results.
Pictures of new Panax vietnamensis var. fuscidiscus described for Vietnam
Translated by Phuong Huyen
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