Vietnam province mulls clearing protection forest to build industrial park

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 week(s) ago

A considerable area of a 30-year-old protection forest with mangrove trees towering five meters high in the northern Vietnamese province of Thai Binh now risks being cleared to make space for an industrial park.

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Illegal wood exploitation rampant at Cuc Phuong National Park

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Báo Dân Trí English 3 week(s) ago

Despite guard booths by forest rangers set up at all roads leading to the forest, many big trees have been stolen from the Cuc Phuong National Park in Thanh Hoa Province.

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Vietnamese province OK’s multiple projects to destroy 1,000ha of forest

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Authorities in Phu Yen Province, in south-central Vietnam, have approved 21 projects that they claim will give the local economy a boost, albeit at the cost of over 1,000 hectares of forestland.

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Trà Vinh can become new trading centre: PM

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 month(s) ago

With its fertile soil and development potential, Tra Vinh Province is expected to become a new centre for trading, aquatic product processing and high-value agriculture of the southern region and the whole country in the near future, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

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Protection forest illegally cleared for golf course, resort in south-central Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Over 140 hectares of protection forest in south-central Vietnam is being destroyed to make way for a golf course, hotel and resort complex without the premier’s approval.

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Dong Nai farmers lose crops due to wild elephants

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

Farmers in the southern province of Dong Nai are complaining about their crops being damaged by a large herd of hungry wild elephants.

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Green trees fall victims to ‘sidewalk clearing’ drive in Ho Chi Minh City

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

The removal of healthy green trees along Ho Chi Minh City’s promenades might be a sign that the ‘sidewalk clearing’ campaign underway in several districts is being taken a bit too literally.

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Highlands need macadamia study

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Báo Đầu Tư English 2 month(s) ago

The Central Highlands provinces have good potential for growing macadamia, but more studies are needed to grow the nut, according to the Central Highlands Steering Committee.

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Forests enrich illegal loggers: NA deputies

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 month(s) ago

News about forest devastation cases occurring throughout the country have appeared in newspapers recently. Deforestation has also been a hot item on the agenda of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee.

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Vietnamese farmer uses weaver ants as ‘pesticide’

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

A cocoa farmer in Vietnam has been using weaver ants rather than traditional pesticides to kill off pests and bugs on his land.

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Community in chaotic Jakarta goes green to fight eviction

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 month(s) ago

Brightly coloured wooden and brick houses line a clean riverside path amid trees and vegetable gardens, a tranquil scene in the normally chaotic Indonesian capital Jakarta.

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Tay Ninh forest threatened by human activity

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 month(s) ago

The protective forest in Tay Ninh Province is being damaged as people seek ways to expand farmland.

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Illegal logging rampant in Quang Tri

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Báo Dân Trí English 3 month(s) ago

The protective forest in the central province of Quang Tri is being largely destroyed as local forest rangers are unable to deal with the dangerous and reckless loggers.

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Farmers stricken as pepper trees die before harvest

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Báo Dân Trí English 3 month(s) ago

The farmers in Dak Nong Province will have to bear huge losses as thousands of pepper trees suddenly died because of disease just before they were harvested.

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Mahogany trees in Hanoi have bark stripped

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Báo Dân Trí English 3 month(s) ago

Many ancient mahogany trees in Lang Street in Hanoi have had their bark stripped by vandals who are said to use this as a remedy for pruritus treatment.

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