Lao Cai shuts down wood processing workshops near forests

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VietnamNet English 9 month(s) ago

Lao Cai shuts down wood processing workshops near forests

VietNamNet Bridge – The Lao Cai provincial authorities have decided to eliminate the wood processing workshops in the forests, or near the forests, in an effort to protect the local forests from illegal lumberjacks.

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The mystery of forests in Quang Binh

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VietnamNet English 3 week(s) ago

The mystery of forests in Quang Binh

We followed Dinh Hong Nham, a famous forester, and spent several days going through thick forests and crossing over streams to discover the beauty and mystery of caves hidden in deep forests in Minh Hoa District, Quang Binh Province in the Central Region of Vietnam.

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Black gibbons - the “soul” of the northern forests

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VietnamNet English 7 month(s) ago

Black gibbons - the “soul” of the northern forests

VietNamNet Bridge – Tiger is the king of beasts in the forests, while gibbons’ songs are the soul of the forests. There is only one forest in Yen Bai province where black gibbons still exist.

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Hydropower plants haven’t paid debts to the forests

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VietnamNet English 9 month(s) ago

VietNamNet Bridge – Taking away thousands of hectares of forests, hydropower plant developers have not paid the environment service fees and re-planted the forests.

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Protective forests devastated everywhere, simultaneously

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VietnamNet English 9 month(s) ago

Protective forests devastated everywhere, simultaneously

VietNamNet Bridge – The protective forests throughout the country are bleeding. There are many reasons that induce businesses and people devastate the forests.

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Experts discuss measures to better manage forests

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Báo QĐND English 15 month(s) ago

Experts discuss measures to better manage forests

PANO - A seminar entitled “Jointly managing special function forests in Vietnam: practical lessons and proposals for policies” aiming to improve the management of special function forests in the country was held on May 24th in Hoa Binh city.

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Laws still cannot help protect the forests

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VietnamNet English 27 month(s) ago

Laws still cannot help protect the forests

VietNamNet Bridge – Though Vietnam has a close legal framework on protecting forests and wildlife, the laws seem unhelpful. Green forests still have been devastated, while wild animals still have been killed.

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Central region: green forests shout for help as they are devastated

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Central region: green forests shout for help as they are devastated

Dak Lak and Dak Nong Provinces have leased forest land to enterprises to grow rubber trees, manage and protect the forests. However, while the rubber projects still cannot bring profits, the green forests have been seriously devastated.

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Central region: green forests shout for help as they are devastated

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VietnamNet English 29 month(s) ago 1 related news

Central region: green forests shout for help as they are devastated

VietNamNet Bridge – Dak Lak and Dak Nong provinces have leased forest land to enterprises to grow rubber trees, manage and protect the forests. However, while the rubber projects still cannot bring profits, the green forests have been seriously devastated.

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The plight of protecting the forests

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VietnamNet English 29 month(s) ago

The plight of protecting the forests

VietNamNet Bridge – While lumberjacks illegally attack forests throughout the country, they do not dare to set foot on the forests in Khau Tinh commune of Na Hang district in Tuyen Quang province.

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VN responds to Int’l Year of Forests

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VN responds to Int’l Year of Forests

VGP - The Việt Nam General Department of Forestry on April 1 launched a photo contest on forests and a knowledge contest on the relations between forests, climate change and desertification.

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Ca Mau plants 800 ha of forests in 2011

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Ca Mau plants 800 ha of forests in 2011

PANO – Vietnam’s southern-most province of Ca Mau had planned to plant 800 ha of forests in 2011 to bring the Province’s whole area of forests to 102,900 ha, local officials said.

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Hunt for seeds ruins forests

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VietNam News English 2 week(s) ago

Like a plague, hunters are swarming local forests. The devastation left in their wake isn't from a search for gold, or for diamonds.

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Shrimp ponds displace protective forests in coastal areas

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

Shrimp ponds displace protective forests in coastal areas

VietNamNet Bridge – The increase in farming shrimp in ponds in coastal areas has contributed to the displacement of forests that once protected people from sand and floods in the central province of Quang Nam and the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu.

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Diversification urged for forest management

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VietnamPlus English 3 month(s) ago

The management of forests should be reformed and transferred from the State to households and communities living around the forests, to help realise the restructuring of the forestry sector, agreed speakers at a symposium held in Hanoi on April 16.

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