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Update news forest destruction

Phu Yen Police have started the prosecution of 12 illegal loggers related to deforestation in Tay Hoa and Song Hinh districts.

Vietnam’s primeval forest area shrinking

Vietnam reported 14.6 million hectares of forest land with a coverage rate estimated at some 42% last year, but the ratio of primeval forest area in the country accounted for only 0.25%,

Dak Lak deforestation investigated

Police in Dak Lak Province are investigating the forest destruction problem in the area.

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.

Binh Dinh wind power project halted to following deforestation

Authorities of the southern central province of Binh Dinh have requested to halt a local wind power project after a large area of forest in the project area was destroyed.

Lam Dong police discover pine forest destruction

Police in the southern province of Lam Dong have caught a group of people who cut pine trees in Lam Ha District.

Criminal charges in Quang Binh's deforestation case

Police in Quang Binh Province have launched criminal proceedings against seven people suspected on involvement in a deforestation case discovered at the beginning of March in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.


Former police major jailed for forest destruction

 VietNamNet Bridge – Dak Glong District People’s Court in Central Highlands province of Dak Nong on Thursday sentenced a former police major to nine months in prison for the crime of forest destruction.

Binh Dinh detains two suspects for forest destruction

 VietNamNet Bridge – The investigative police of Binh Dinh Province has detained two suspects over a recent destruction of more than 60ha of forest in An Lao District.

Local authority confirms forest destruction in Quang Tri

 VietNamNet Bridge – The agriculture sector of the central Quang Tri Province on Monday (Aug 8) confirmed deforestation of a protected forest in Vinh Linh District.

Investors destroy forests as they lease land in Dak Nong under false pretenses

 VietNamNet Bridge – Thousands of hectares of forests in the central province of Dak Nong have been eliminated due to a policy that allows investors to lease forest land.

Forests destroyed to make teakwood chopping boards

Vast areas of hardwood forestland in Moc Chau of Son La province have been lost in the northwestern part of the country because the wood is being used to make nghien  (Burretiodendron hsienmu) chopping boards.