Illegal loggers have been setting their sights on the ironwood trees of Ba Be National Park, risking the disappearance of the species in the area.
The destruction of ironwood trees has been a problem for many years, but has become more problematic in recent years as the value of the wood has increased.
After the ironwood forests in Na Ri and Bach Thong districts were destroyed, loggers turned to national forest areas, including Ba Be National Park, where a number of patrol stations have been set up.
Photos of Ba Be National Park early June:
Loggers arrange networks in Ba Be National Park to let them know when authorities are coming
Ironwood tree cut down
Logs taken away
Loggers leave behind damaged trees
Trees in pieces
Loggers cut down an ironwood tree
After being cut down, the trees are sawed into round pieces, many to be transported to Lang Son Province, where they will fetch a higher price
Wood waiting to be hauled away
Rangers bust an iroon wood logging operation
Kitchen of a temporary forest camp
Ironwood trees seized by rangers at Cho Don Station