Forests must be protected: Deputy PM

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SaiGon GP English 6 day(s) ago

Forests must be protected and conserved for Vietnam’s sustainable development, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung said yesterday, emphasizing it as the most important task of the national program on sustainable forestry development from 2016-20.

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Illegal logging rampant in Quang Tri

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Báo Dân Trí English 3 week(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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Vietnam rangers spark debate over crackdown on precious timber-made cutting boards

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

Forest rangers in a remote district in Vietnam’s mountainous northern area are off to a good start in their 2017 fight against illegal loggers, catching two men red-handed carrying unlawfully harvested timber only days into the New Year.

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Illegal loggers allegedly attack forest rangers

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Báo Đầu Tư English 6 month(s) ago

Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park in the central province of Quảng Bình said yesterday it was co-operating with related agencies to investigate an alleged attack on forest rangers by a group of loggers.

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7 illegal loggers arrested in Lam Dong

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Báo Thanh Niên English 8 month(s) ago

7 illegal loggers arrested in Lam Dong

Lam Dong Province park rangers have arrested seven people accused of illegal logging in a forest in Di Linh District adjacent to Lam Ha District where a park ranger was allegedly killed by illegal loggers three days earlier.

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Nghe An Fujian cypress forest ravaged by illegal loggers

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Báo Dân Trí English 8 month(s) ago

Nghe An Fujian cypress forest ravaged by illegal loggers

A large amount of Fujian cypress trees in a forest in the central province of Nghe An have been illegally logged, but the local authorities surprisingly claim not to know anything about the case.

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Central Vietnam ranger killed, possibly during clash with loggers

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Báo Thanh Niên English 8 month(s) ago

Central Vietnam ranger killed, possibly during clash with loggers

A forest protection officer in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong was killed on Monday, allegedly in an attack by illegal loggers.

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Quang Nam forest ravaged by illegal loggers

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Báo Dân Trí English 8 month(s) ago

Quang Nam forest ravaged by illegal loggers

Quang Nam’s authorities are expanding an investigation into the illegal logging of a large amount of Fujian cypress in the border area adjacent to Laos.

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Loggers fell hundred-year-old Fokienia trees in central Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 8 month(s) ago

Loggers fell hundred-year-old Fokienia trees in central Vietnam

A total of 66 Fokienia trees, all over 100 years old, in a protected area in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Nam have been chopped down by loggers while competent authorities have failed to capture those behind the illegal logging.

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Central Vietnam forest vanishes due to illegal logging

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Báo Thanh Niên English 9 month(s) ago

Central Vietnam forest vanishes due to illegal logging

A public-private partnership meant to protect natural forests has done the opposite for a district in the central province of Ha Tinh, leading to 40 hectares of trees getting cut down within months.

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15 illegal loggers caught in Vietnam’s Central Highlands

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 9 month(s) ago

15 illegal loggers caught in Vietnam’s Central Highlands

Fifteen illegal loggers were caught red handed as they were transporting a huge number of logs out of a forest in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong at first light on Friday.

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Seven decapitated bodies found on home turf of Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo'

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 10 month(s) ago

Seven decapitated bodies found on home turf of Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo'

MEXICO CITY, June 17 -- The decapitated bodies of seven men were found in Mexico's western Sinaloa state, near the heart of jailed drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's old home turf, a state law enforcement official said on Friday.

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Park rangers brutally beaten by illegal loggers in Vietnam highland province

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Báo Thanh Niên English 10 month(s) ago

Park rangers brutally beaten by illegal loggers in Vietnam highland province

Lam Dong police are investigating the case of two illegal loggers brutally attacking two park rangers in the Central Highlands province on June 10.

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Vietnamese woman ‘general’ of the jungle

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 11 month(s) ago

Vietnamese woman ‘general’ of the jungle

While illegal deforestation is widespread in many areas of Vietnam, a jungle in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum has been kept intact thanks to one fearless female ranger.

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Da Nang's Nature Reserve marred by logging

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VietnamNet English 13 month(s) ago

Da Nang's Nature Reserve marred by logging

VietNamNet Bridge – Illegal loggers have destroyed a vast area in the protected Nature Reserve in Son Tra peninsula since last year.

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