A rare, precious timber worth millions of US dollars

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VOV News English 1 month(s) ago

A rare, precious timber worth millions of US dollars

(VOV) -A log of Sua wood (Dalbergia cochinchinensis-Alstonia family) – a rare and precious kind of timber, about 2m in length and 2 tonnes in weight has been discovered in the central province of Quang Binh.

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In pictures: 100 policemen protect a log

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

In pictures: 100 policemen protect a log

VietNamNet Bridge - After people detected a sua log worth hundreds of thousands of USD in the Trooc stream in Xuan Trach commune, Bo Trach district, Quang Binh province, the local government sent 100 police officers to protect and fish out the log.

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Breakfast @ Tuoitrenews Feb. 26

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Breakfast @ Tuoitrenews Feb. 26

Tuoitrenews briefs you on some news to be published today.

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Endangered wood found on bus

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VietNam News English 3 month(s) ago

Police in central Thua Thien Hue Province discovered rose wood (Dalbergia cochinchinensis), an endangered species, being illegally transported on a sleeping bus.

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60 tons of smuggled rosewood seized on the road to China

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VietnamNet English 5 month(s) ago

60 tons of smuggled rosewood seized on the road to China

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Public Security cooperated with the police of Bac Ninh and Quang Ninh provinces to seize two batches of rosewood estimated at tens of billions VND (millions of USD) which were on the way to China.

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12 jailed for illegally logging rare trees in northern Vietnam

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Báo Thanh Niên English 11 month(s) ago

A court in the northern province of Quang Binh Wednesday handed down jail terms to 12 people for illegally logging rare trees from a national park.

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Vietnam proposes ban on int’l rare turtle trade

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VietnamNet English 13 month(s) ago

Vietnam proposes ban on int’l rare turtle trade

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam has proposed to ban the illegal trafficking of several wild species at the 16th Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Conference of the Parties (CoP) in Thailand March 3-14.

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Vietnam proposes ban on international rare turtle trade

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Báo Dân Trí English 14 month(s) ago

Vietnam proposes ban on international rare turtle trade

Vietnam has proposed to ban the illegal trafficking of several wild species at the 16th Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Conference of the Parties (CoP) in Thailand March 3-14.

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Riverbed investigated to find sua wood

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VietNam News English 14 month(s) ago

Authorised agencies in Quang Binh's Bo Trach District plan to investigate the riverbed of the Son River in a bid to identity whether or not it contains the highly valued sua wood (Dalbergia tonkinensis).

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Rare wood found under river near Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park

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Báo Dân Trí English 14 month(s) ago

Rare wood found under river near Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park

Fishermen in Quang Binh Province found rare sua wood, worth tens of billions of VND, being kept under a river around the Phong Nha-Ke Bang Natural World Heritage Site.

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Another Sua tree chopped down in Quang Binh Province

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SaiGon GP English 16 month(s) ago

Another Sua tree chopped down in Quang Binh Province

According to a Saigon Giai Phong source, a group of 13 lumberjacks from Phuc Trach Commune in Bo Trach District in the north central province of Quang Binh have chopped down a sua tree in Hung Vuon forest in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

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Rangers can help nation stay green

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VietNam News English 18 month(s) ago

Rangers can help nation stay green

Forest rangers played an important role in protecting the local environment by involving local authorities and the community in the fight against forest fires, deforestation and illegal logging, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan said.

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Vietnam ranger in bribery probe threatens to kill inspector

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Báo Thanh Niên English 19 month(s) ago

Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park authorities said Tuesday they would censure a forest ranger who threatened to kill an inspector who was probing alleged corruption by him in an illegal logging case.

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The hunt for red wood seeds

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 22 month(s) ago

The hunt for red wood seeds

Red wood or Northern Vietnam Dalbergia (Dalbergia tonkinensis) caused a stir a few years ago in northern provinces where the timber is said to be worth billions of dong.

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Illegal loggers still destroying forests

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VietnamNet English 23 month(s) ago 1 related news

Illegal loggers still destroying forests

VietNamNet Bridge – Over 13,700 violations of forest protection and timber management laws were reported nationwide in the fist six months of the year, 10 per cent fewer than in the same period last year, Viet Nam Administration of Forestry deputy director Ha Cong Tuan told participants at a forestry sector review meeting here yesterday, July 10.

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