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.

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Dak Lak investigates forest destruction

Dak Lak authorities discovered many trees illegally chopped down at Nam Ka Nature Reserve, of Nam Ka Special-use Forest. — Photo dantri.com.vn

Local authorities have discovered many trees illegally cut, sawed and transported out of the Nam Ka Nature Reserve, Nguyen Hoai Duong, Director of Dak Lak Province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development told dantri.com.vn online newspaper on Wednesday.

The Nam Ka Nature Reserve, located in Binh Hoa Commune, belongs to Nam Ka Special-use Forest, managed by Nam Ka Special-use Forest’s Management Board.

The department has requested Nam Ka Special-use Forest’s Management Board to coordinate with competent agencies to investigate the case.

According to Nguyen Hoai Duong, last Thursday, Krông Ana District’s forest rangers in co-ordination with local police and the forest’s management board, discovered a 2 sq.m of sawed timber at the forest’s sub-area 1023 under management of Binh Hoa Commune People’s Committee.


Local authorities detected three tree roots, with diameters of 40-50cm, with the trunks already cut and moved out of the forest.

At sub-area 1024 under Nam Ka Special-use forest’s management, rangers also noted two chopped-down trees with diameters of 1-1.5m, and 1.5 sq.m of timber.

Trees had been chopped down in the forest before. The provincial People’s Committee had mobilised rangers to patrol the forest, but the work had so far not been effective.

Central Highlands forests still ‘bleeding’

Central Highlands forests still ‘bleeding’

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