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[Ambassador report] Thematic report : Plastic waste in ocean destroy marine life in Vietnam

by Dat Hua | 17-11-2019 19:36 Comments 6 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations

More and more hotels have arisen in coastal areas, encroaching on the living environment of coastal animals. And some hotels still serve dishes made with sea turtles, ignoring the warning that they need protection. Vietnam ranks high among countries that emit large amounts of plastic waste into the oceans. In 2010, with 1.8 million tons of plastic waste, Vietnam ranked fourth, after China, Indonesia and the Philippines, among 20 countries which contributed the highest amounts of plastic waste, according to a report. Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha said at a conference on developing a national action plan on ocean plastic waste management in Hanoi in December 2018 that protecting the marine environment is one of the major objectives for sustainable development in Vietnam .Experts say Vietnam has to spend $5 billion a year to cut 45 percent of plastic waste in the next 10 years.

Many sea turtle species are listed in the Red Book as endangered and need strict protection as they are on the verge of extinction. Turtles are one of thousands of creatures which have become victims of waste.

A scientist said he had seen a turtle with the middle part of us body constricted by a plastic belt. He explained that sea turtles usually mistake plastic pieces for jellyfish, one of its favorite foods. Plastic bags block turtle’s digestive systems, resulting in slow death and pain due to hunger .
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The sea turtle receives medical treatment


Hyeongmin Mentor

  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hello Dat

    I could learn about the danger those sea turtles in Vietnam are in.
    I've always wanted to visit one of those fancy hotels in the coastal area. But considering the amount of plastic wastes and contribution of pollution from those hotels, it makes me think one more time about the visit.
    As long as those plastics wastes continue to be produced, more and more sea animals will be suffering until death. People should be well aware of this terrible situation and take actions from their daily lives.

    Thank you for the great report.
    Posted 21-11-2019 14:24

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Dat

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about Plastic waste in ocean destroy marine life in Vietnam

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 19-11-2019 15:35

Meena Pandey

  • Meena Pandey says :
    Hello Dat!!
    Thanks for an informative piece of writing.
    Its very heart breaking knowing sea turtle species listed in the red book as one of the endangered animals.

    Its really panic.

    Keep writing and shining.

    Posted 18-11-2019 17:01

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Hello Dat
    I hope you are fine
    Thank you so much for this report.
    Very pathetic Condition, it is!
    Green cheers!
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 18-11-2019 14:06

Nikolay Dagaev

  • Nikolay Dagaev says :
    Hello Dat Hua! With great sadness I learned about the state of Affairs with the environment in Vietnam. Unfortunately, in our country things are not the best. This is a global problem.
    Thank you for your report!
    Posted 18-11-2019 06:55

Lisa Mentor

  • Lisa Mentor says :
    Hey Dat!
    This is your mentor Lisa.

    While many of us have been enjoying our vacation near beautiful beach inside the luxurious resorts and hotels, marine lives have been paying the price. I have also been aware of the problems that we humans have been creating to these marine ecosystems and I think that many other ambassadors have come across the picture of a turtle with a plastic straw inside its nostrils. That photo really made everyone fell in shock and started to awaken us the problem of plastic pollution in the ocean. Yet, things haven't been changed a lot and still many sea animals including the turtles are suffering due to us.

    It's a tragedy and we should change it.
    Let's all work harder.

    Nice job Dat with your report:)
    Posted 17-11-2019 20:28

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