Former forest rangers, deforesters jailed

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VietNam News English 4 month(s) ago

The People's Court in the northern province of Dien Bien yesterday sentenced five people to prison terms of up to 30 months for illegally trading in rare wood.

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Illegal loggers caught in Ha Giang

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VietNam News English 4 month(s) ago

Forest rangers in northern mountainous Ha Giang Province caught a group loading timber into a truck on Highway 2 yesterday morning.

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‘Asian Unicorn’ sighted in Vietnam after 15 years

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Báo Thanh Niên English 5 month(s) ago

‘Asian Unicorn’ sighted in Vietnam after 15 years

A saola caught by a camera trap at the saola nature reserve in central Truong Son (Annamite) Mountains. PHOTO: WWF

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Dau Tieng protective forest in danger

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VietnamNet English 5 month(s) ago

Dau Tieng protective forest in danger

VietNamNet Bridge – The Dau Tieng protective forest in Tan Chau district of Tay Ninh province has been encroached on by local people, who need land for cultivation.

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Devastated Xuyen Moc forest groaning

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VietnamNet English 6 month(s) ago

Devastated Xuyen Moc forest groaning

VietNamNet Bridge – Local people fear that the Xuyen Moc forest in Binh Chau – Phuoc Buu sanctuary would become empty one day if the illegal lumberjacks cannot be stopped.

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600 logs of rare timber seized

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VietNam News English 6 month(s) ago

600 logs of rare timber seized

Krong Trai forest rangers have seized nearly 600 logs of giang huong (pterocarpus pedatus pierre) timber, illegally stored at a local house in central Phu Yen Province.

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Environment improvement attracts rare birds

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VOV News English 7 month(s) ago 2 related news

Several rare bird species, even some listed in Vietnam’s Red Book, have returned to forests and nature reserves in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang thanks to the improvement of the environment in the locality.

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Environment improvement attracts rare birds to Hau Giang

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VOV News English 7 month(s) ago 2 related news

Several rare bird species, even some listed in Vietnam’s Red Book, have returned to forests and nature reserves in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang thanks to the improvement of the environment in the locality.

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Environment improvement attracts rare birds to Hau Giang

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VietnamPlus English 7 month(s) ago 2 related news

Several rare bird species, even some listed in Vietnam’s Red Book, have returned to forests and nature reserves in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang thanks to the improvement of the environment in the locality.

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Kbang police remand lax forest rangers

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VietNam News English 8 month(s) ago

Police in Kbang District in the Central Highland province of Gia Lai have prosecuted and remanded two forest rangers who have been in custody for "negligence causing serious consequences".

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Breeding of bears no longer profitable

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SaiGon GP English 8 month(s) ago

Breeding of bears no longer profitable

With the price of bear bile gradually falling from VND200,000 per cubic centimeter to the present VND15,000-20,000 cubic centimeter, thousands of bears are currently being bred just like pigs, as they no longer seem profitable.

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Nature lover listens to the forest's pain

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VietNam News English 9 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news 1 related news

Nature lover listens to the forest's pain

The glowing red sun slowly sets behind the forests of Na Hang, casting its final rays through the 100 year old trees in northern Tuyen Quang Province.

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Incentives key to forest protection

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VietNam News English 11 month(s) ago

Incentives key to forest protection

Like many farmers living near the Ngoc Son-Ngo Luong Nature Reserve, Bui Van Benh of the Muong ethic group used to go into the forest to collect timber when he wanted to build a new house.

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Protecting swamp cypress treasures in Vietnam

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VietnamNet English 11 month(s) ago

Protecting swamp cypress treasures in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - Swamp cypress or Glyptostrobus only left in China and Vietnam, with two populations consisting of 162 trees in Vietnam’s Dak Lak province. Rare wood collectors are urgently hunting this especially rare plant, putting the protection task of this rare species in numerous challenges.

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Eating red book’s wildlife now in fashion among the rich

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VietnamNet English 11 month(s) ago

Eating red book’s wildlife now in fashion among the rich

VietNamNet Bridge – Many gibbons, langurs, loris in the deep jungle have been hunted, bred in captivity to entertain people. Others have been killed to turn into the special dishes served at the parties of the rich.

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