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Vietnam wants to exploit enormous medicinal herb treasure

Northern mountainous people are living with so-called ‘golden mountains’, but still cannot exploit the resources in the most effective way.

Son La releases wild loris back into nature

The Forest Protection Department of Phu Yen district, Son La province coordinated with the authorities of Gia Phu commune to release a loris to the nature on May 15.

Quang Binh rangers collect over 1,000 wildlife snares

Rangers and patrol forces have removed and collected more than 1,000 snares in Le Thuy District’s Dong Chau forest.


Dong Nai villagers threatened by elephant rampages

Farmers in Dong Nai Province are worried about their crops being destroyed by reoccurring elephant rampages.

An Giang steps up efforts to protect Tra Su cajuput forest

An Giang has approved the Tra Su cajuput forest protection and sustainable management plan for 2019-30 period in a bid to protect the wetland’s eco-systems.

Forests in Ca Mau at high risk of fire

More than 43,500ha of forest in the southern province of Ca Mau is at high risk of fire due to prolonged hot weather, according to the provincial forest management, agricultural and rural development departments.

Co Tu ritual pays gratitude to forest

Expressing gratitude to the forests is an original tradition of the Co Tu in Tay Giang district, Quang Nam province.

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.


Quang Binh seeking ways to protect rare langurs

The central province of Quang Binh is seeking ways to protect a rare highly threatened kind of langur.


Quang Nam works to improve endangered langurs’ habitat

The forest ranger department of Quang Nam has been assigned to strictly protect 30ha of remaining natural forests in Nui Thanh district and crackdown on illegal poaching to save the endangered gray-shanked douc langur.

Fire destroys 8,000sq.m of forest

 VietNamNet Bridge – Nearly 8,000sq.m of forest was destroyed after a fire broke out in Cua Ong Ward, Cam Pha Town in northern Quang Ninh Province on Tuesday.

Former illegal logger now cultivates precious wood forest

In the central province of Quang Binh, people prefer growing indigenous plants to acacia and cajuput. This allows them to make fat profits, protect the environment and conserve rare and precious plant species.

Phong Nha Heritage forest seriously damaged by loggers

VietNamNet Bridge - Numerous precious timber planks chopped down by illegal loggers have been left on the ground, aimd vast clearings in the Hoa Son forest.

Boy abandoned in Japan for being naughty found alive, unharmed

A Japanese boy abandoned in a dense forest by his parents for being naughty was found alive and unharmed on Friday, nearly a week after his disappearance set off a massive search that kept the nation riveted. 

Highway project causes diversity loss for forest

The construction of Cam Lo-Tuy Loan highway crossing through Bach Ma National Park, central Thua Thien Hue Province will have an adverse effect on ecology; however, there is no other choice for the location of the project,

Co Tu people enter bamboo shoot collecting season

 VietNamNet Bridge – In the rainy season between the fifth and ninth months of the lunar calendar in the west of Quang Nam Province, Co Tu people often come to forests in Truong Son Mountain Range to collect bamboo shoots.

Encroachers destroy forest in Phu Quoc Island

 VietNamNet Bridge – Forest rangers of Phu Quoc National Park forest protection unit discovered that almost 10,000sq.m of forests were destroyed in Ganh Dau Commune, Phu Quoc Island District.

1,300ha of forest in Dak Lak destroyed under absentee management

VietNamNet Bridge – Deforestation in Ban Don ecological forest cannot be stopped because it is unclear who is in charge of forest management.

Northern farmers take part in project to restore luong forests

VietNamNet Bridge – The project on restoring degraded luong (Dendrocalamus barbatus) forests in the northern provinces of Thanh Hoa, Hoa Binh and Phu Tho has shown satisfactory results.

Da Nang residents catch rare turtles to sell at high prices

Hundreds of people recently began hunting rare turtles in the forests and streams in the hills of Hoa Vang District of central city of Da Nang. The search started after a rumour was spread that the turtles could be sold at sky-high prices.