Update news Central Highlands
An active element in the dinh tung (Cephalotaxaceae) plant has been found to inhibit the development of many kinds of diseases, including lung, liver, epithelium and breast cancer.
VietNamNet Bridge – Illegal mining has caused not only losses of natural resources but also environmental problems in the Central Highlands provinces of Vietnam.
Central Highlands’ some years ago rushed to grow macadamia trees after hearing about huge profits the plant could bring, though they did not know if the plant could thrive in the local soil and climate conditions.
A team of experts from UNESCO will be setting off to the Krong No volcanic site in the central province of Dak Nong between July 17 and 22 to examine the possibility of recognising it as a Global Geopark.
VietNamNet Bridge – Enhancing regional connectivity is key to fulfilling the tourism potential of the Central Highlands, according to the Government’s master plan on tourism development for the period through 2020.
VietNamNet Bridge - Many Vietnamese believe that eating wild animal meat on the first days of the lunar year will bring good luck.
VietNamNet Bridge - As illegal loggers are ‘protected’ by local officials, it will be difficult to stop deforestation in the Central Highlands unless heavy sanctions are applied.
The project on allocating forests to hundreds of enterprises to manage and protect to forestland in five Central Highlands provinces has failed. Forests have been lost and land has been illegally appropriated.
Land disputes in the Central Highlands have spread to new areas. In Dak Lak and Dak Nong, conflicts have occurred, including a number of murders.
VietNamNet Bridge - Illegal loggers in the Central Highlands will go to trial soon, but there is still no information about the responsibilities of local authorities, agencies and forest owners.
Scientists and natural resource management agencies will no longer have to pay for optical images for forest inventory and surveys after the Vietnam DataCube, a satellite database, is put into operation.
VietNamNet Bridge - Illegal loggers have been using motor saws in Yok Don National Park and felling dozens of precious trees for a long time. But no agency has taken responsibility for the deforestation.
VietNamNet Bridge - Only 22 percent of the climate-change adaptation plan on protecting forests in coastal areas in 2015-2020 has been implemented.
VietNamNet Bridge - The forests in the Central Highlands continue to be cut down though they were closed more than a year ago as ordered by PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
VietNamNet Bridge - Within a short period, Central Highlands provinces have hurriedly converted hundreds of thousands of hectares of forestland into rubber growing and hydropower development areas.
The program of assigning individuals and households to protect forests in the Central Highlands has failed as the protectors destroyed the forests or turned a deaf ear to deforestation.