Forests and forestry

Forest policy and administration

The EU and Vietnam implement and Agreement on combating illegal logging and promoting trade in legal timber

On May 8, the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Viet Nam and Viet Nam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development hold a joint meeting to announce the completion of the process of approval and ratification of a Voluntary Partnership Agreement on Forest Law ...

Decline in Vietnam’s deforestation cases

Vietnam has seen decreases in the number of violation cases related to forest protection and development, as well as the area of forest lost by deforestation. After three years of implementing Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s directions, an average of 16,980 violation cases have been ...

VNA Reporter

24/7 watch ordered as forest fire risks reach critical level

Forestry agencies in upland areas across the country have been told to closely monitor the risk of fires as risks reach critical levels.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

100,000ha of forest to be under sustainable management each year

The forestry sector will support the issuance of sustainable forest management certificates on an area of 100,000ha per year as part of efforts to ensure that Vietnamese wood products satisfy all international requirements as the country joins free trade agreements.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Wood from planted forests to replace natural forest timber

The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment’s (MONRE) 2017 found that the current total forest area has now reached 14,415,381 hectares, including 10,236,415 hectares of natural forests, an increase of 5,726 hectares over 2016.Keep reading ...

Thanh Lich

Vietnam to collect over 100 mln USD from forest environment services in 2018

Vietnam is forecast to collect approximately 2.5 trillion VND (106.4 million USD) from payments of forest environmental services in 2018. During the reviewed period, the fund mobilizes VND10 trillion or an average of over 1.3 trillion VND (55.3 million USD) a year from forest environment ...

Bich Hong

Finland helps Vietnam build forestry database

Vietnam has set up a fully integrated forestry information database under a project funded by the Finnish Government, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) said at a recent conference in Hanoi. Data from forests across the country and more than 1.4 million forest ...

Bich Hong

Sustainable forestry management project approved

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a project on sustainable forest management and forest certification.[]Accordingly, the project will certify 300,000 hectares of forests by 2020, with up to one million additional hectares certified by 2030. The areas in question are managed by organisations, households ...

Minh Hien

Drone for monitoring forests passes flytest

The southern province of Bình Thuận’s Military Command deployed the first test of using drone on Monday afternoon to inspect forest management in Hàm Thạnh Commune in HàmThuận Nam District. The Military Command launched the drone test in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture and ...

Dinh Chau

Violations in forest protection regulations go down

The number of forestry law violations in the first four months of 2018 declined by 31 per cent from last year to 4,226, reported the Việt Nam Administration of Forestry. These violations damaged 252ha of forest areas, down by 47 per cent year-on-year. Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

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