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Forest protection

Over 600ha of forest in Binh Thuan to be felled for national reservoir project

The important national Ka Pet Water Reservoir project in My Thanh Commune of Binh Thuan Province’s Ham Thuan Nam District was decided by the National Assembly to invest in 2019. More than 619 hectares of natural forests including special-use forests, protected forests and production forests ...

Dan Thuy

Joining hands for forest protection

Forests cover a third of the continent, providing essential services and making an important contribution to sustaining life on the planet. Currently, the livelihoods of more than 1.6 billion people on earth, depend on forests.Under “Vietnam’s forestry development strategy for the2021-2030 period, with a vision ...

Vu Thanh

Coffee, rubber and many others affected by new EU policies on anti-deforestation

Around 90 percent of deforestation in the world is currently provoked by the expansion of agricultural land, according to a report from the European Union. This is one of the main reasons why the EU is enforcing regulations on trade in legal and “deforestation-free” commodities ...

Bình Phước uses payment scheme to help protect forests

The policy of payments for forest environmental services in Bình Phước Province has helped protect and develop forests, and improve the livelihoods of forest protecting households.Under the policy, households, forest owners and firms that participate in protecting forests are paid an annual fee calculated on ...

Mekong Delta takes multiple measures to prevent forest fires

Authorities in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta are strengthening measures to prevent forest fires as the region enters its peak dry season and forests become highly vulnerable to fires.With a total area of nearly 40,000sq.km, the delta, which comprises 12 provinces and Cần Thơ City, ...

USAID launches environmental conservation projects in Việt Nam

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) is launching two new projects to facilitate Việt Nam to contribute climate-positive actions to helping address the global climate crisis, according to a recent announcement from the US Embassy in Việt Nam. These new projects will help conserve ...

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 ...

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 ...

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