Update news deforestation

Vietnam is home to a primeval forest described as a “big school” that has helped spread the love for nature for the past nearly six decades.

Vietnamese public support closing wildlife markets and ending deforestation

The Vietnamese public is overwhelmingly in favour of the closure of high-risk markets selling animals coming from the wild, a survey has found.

Ministry rejects three land conversion proposals

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has turned down proposals from Binh Thuan, Quang Nam, and Ninh Binh provinces for forest land to be used for several projects.

Deforestation continues in Central Highlands province

A large area of a forest in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai has been destroyed for months, but local authorities have claimed that they knew nothing about the incident.


Floods, climate change and hydropower

Natural disasters and floods have devastated central Vietnam at a record level. So far, 130 people have been reported dead, and 18 others are missing.

Pine forest poisoned in Central Highlands region

A pine forest in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong has died after being poisoned.

OECM – new opportunity for biodiversity protection

The recognition of OECMs (other effective area-based conservation measures) as a complementary approach to efforts to establish official reserves gives Vietnam an opportunity to expand and link the nation’s conservation networks.

Vietnam ready to carry out REDD+

A meeting was held in Hanoi on June 26 to review the project on support for preparing the readiness to carry out the international framework “Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation” (REDD+) in Vietnam Phase 2 (FCPF-2).

Fokienia trees devastated by illegal logging

A tree that appeared at the same time as dinosaurs in Southeast Asia is dying under the hand of humans.

VN Central Highlands: easy to close forests, but difficult to bolt the door

Natural forests have been closed for a few years as per the command from the Prime Minister. However, the forests still continue to disappear.

Tuyen Quang faces large deforestation

Thousands of square metres of protective forest in the northern province of Tuyen Quang's Lang Chua Village have been destroyed, but local authorities and forest rangers say nothing has been done about it.

Natural Reserve in Central Highlands ruined by loggers

A large area of forest at the Ea So Natural Reserve in Dak Lak and Gia Lai provinces have been destroyed by illegal logging activities.

VN's special-use forests have ecotourism potential: experts

Vietnam’s special-use forests (SUF), with diverse natural resources, have great potential for ecotourism, experts say.

9,000 hectares of forest land stolen in Gia Lai in three years

Over 9.4 thousand hectares of forest land in the central highlands province of Gia Lai had been encroached between three years from 2016 to November 2019 according to local inspectors.

Dong Nai opens forests to develop tourism

The southern Dong Nai province is seeking financial resources to develop and preserve natural forests.

Protective forest destroyed in Dak Lak

A large area of protective forest in the central highlands province of Dak Lak was destroyed during the Tet holiday.

Loggers arrested for machete attack on rangers

Police have arrested five illegal loggers who allegedly attacked a forest ranger in Yók Đôn National Park.


Tam Dao National Park pine trees illegally exploited

Police in Vinh Phuc Province are investigating thousands of pine trees in Tam Dao National Park which have been exploited for resin for a long time.


Dak Lak investigates forest destruction

A joint investigation between police and officials has been carried out into deforestation in Krong Ana District, the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak.

Illegal logging found at Central Highlands forest

A forest in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai has been destroyed for months, but the local authorities claimed they did not know anything about the incident.