Environment and natural resources

Forests and forestry

Cor ethnic people dedicated to protecting the forest

Located 1,400m above sea level, Cà Đam mountain in Trà Bồng District, Quảng Ngãi Province is home to many rare and precious herbs, plants and animals. They have been protected for hundreds of years by the Cor ethnic people in Quế Village. According to Hồ Quang ...

Thirty tourism units sign commitments on environmental and wildlife protection

Representatives from 30 travel enterprises and conservation organisations signed a commitment to support tourism with high responsibility regarding theenvironment, nature and wildlife protection on December 17.The commitment highlighted the respect for nature, ecosystems and local culture in tourism business activities as well as the prohibition ...

New resources for forest protection

Vietnam has entered the world’s carbon credit trading market after a long period striving for sustainable forest management. This is a major event, marking a positive start in mobilising new resources for forest protection and improving forest quality and sustainable forest management, thereby helping Vietnam ...

Forest environmental service fees scheme promotes forest protection in Vietnam

The revenue from forest environmental service fees has become a sustainable financial source, contributing to increasing the value of the forestry industry as well as the country’s GDP growth, according to Nguyen Chien Cuong, an official of the Vietnam Forest Protection and Development Fund (VNFF).It ...

Lawmakers concerned over forest losses in light of central floods

Forest protection issues were in the spotlight on Tuesday in the National Assembly, amid public concern that the loss of forests had contributed to the devastation from floods and landslides in the central region in recent weeks.Responding to lawmakers’ concerns, Minister of Agriculture and Rural ...

Rao Trang 3 accident suggests a reconsideration of small hydropower projects

Hydropower is meant to not only generate renewable energy but also contain floods and regulate water currents. Yet aside from the pros, it has its cons which are deforestation, population resettlement and adverse effects on the natural aquatic environment, to name but a few.Human impacts ...

Việt Nam to sign emissions reduction purchase agreement

Việt Nam will be the fifth partner in the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and the first in the Asia-Pacific region to sign an Emissions Reduction Purchase Agreement (ERPA), according to Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Hà Công Tuấn.Under the terms, if Việt Nam ...

Central Highlands district achieves efficiency in growing forests

Man-made forests in Dak Lak province’s M’ Drak district offer stable incomes to local residents who are allowed to exploit them while increasing forest cover. The district, which has the largest afforested area in the Central Highlands province, has 15,000ha of man-made forests, mostly with ...

Việt Nam aiming for a transparent and legal wood industry

Việt Nam is aiming to build a transparent and legal wood industry to support exports of timber products and bolster the domestic timber manufacturing industry.To facilitate exports of this key product, Việt Nam is trying to build the Việt Nam Timber Legality Assurance (VNTLAS) system ...

Global standard launched to boost nature-based solutions

The International Union for Conservation of Nature has unveiled a global standard providing benchmarks for nature-based solutions (NbS) to global challenges. The new IUCN Global Standard will help governments, business and civil society ensure the effectiveness of NbS and maximise their potential to help address climate change, ...

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