Central Highlands

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.

Illegal mining causes environmental problems in Central Highlands

 VietNamNet Bridge – Illegal mining has caused not only losses of natural resources but also environmental problems in the Central Highlands provinces of Vietnam.

Farmers anxious about future yield of macadamia nut production

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.

UNESCO to send experts to examine cave complex in Central Highlands

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.

Central Highlands eyes regional tourism connectivity

 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.

Human trafficking hurts Central Highlands kids

 VietNamNet Bridge – Two children were returned to their families in the Central Highland province of Dak Lak in April after a week of suffering from forced labour in HCM City.

Wild animal-meat market busy during lunar new year season

VietNamNet Bridge - Many Vietnamese believe that eating wild animal meat on the first days of the lunar year will bring good luck. 

Land and forest battle in Central Highlands as forests devastated

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.

Central Highlands forest protection program considered a failure

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.

Forestland left fallow as land disputes in Highlands spike

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. 

Who should take responsibility for forest devastation in Central Highlands?

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.

Vietnam to use satellite data to monitor forests, water resources

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. 

Deforestation continues as agencies blame each other

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.

The wild orchid garden of Pham Vo Hiep

Having been in love with wild orchids since childhood, Pham Vo Hien from the Eahleo district of Dak Lak province, has not hesitated to cross dangerous forest paths to find rare and precious orchids. 

Wooden houses transported illegally to lowlands

VietNamNet Bridge - Many wooden houses built just two to three years ago have been sold and taken from of the mountainous district of Tuyen Hoa in Quang Binh province.  

Agriculture ministry to set ‘green wall’ to prevent deforestation

VietNamNet Bridge - Only 22 percent of the climate-change adaptation plan on protecting forests in coastal areas in 2015-2020 has been implemented.

Central Highlands struggle to settle immigrants

 VietNamNet Bridge – Sung Dao Can and his wife have cut down trees in a forest and on a hill to plant cassava and build a bare shack as they struggle to eke out a living.

Central Highlands: illegal loggers challenge PM order to close natural forests

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. 

Central Highlands forests cleared to make room for rubber plants

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. 

Central Highlands’ forests damaged by assigned forest protectors

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.