Environment and natural resources

Forests and forestry

Quang Nam proposes removing protective forests for construction

The central province of Quang Nam is proposing to remove 1,600 hectares of protective forests to make room for construction.Le Tri Thanh, chairman of Quang Nam, said the area of protective forests in the east of the province spans over 3,600 hectares. Of this, 2,875 ...

Dac Thanh

Vietnam takes steps towards carbon credit market

Vietnam’s carbon market is expected to thrive in the near future, given that the country has large forest reserves and many corporations stand ready to pour billions of US dollar to purchase forest carbon credits from Vietnam. It was estimated that Vietnam will be able ...

Việt Nam must scale-up budget for climate change adaptation

Việt Nam increased its public expenditure for climate change in 2016-2020, however, more investment is needed to address climate risks and to mobilise more support from international and private sources, according to experts at a workshop held on Friday (11/3) to launch a report 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, ...

Central Highlands forestry institute loses 2,000 hectares of forest land

The Vietnam Academy of Forest Sciences has lost more than 2,000 hectares of forest land in the Central Highlands region over a period of 18 years.In 2003, the branch of Vietnam Academy of Forest Sciences for the south-central and Central Highlands regions was assigned to ...

Tran Hoa

486 ha of forest to be felled in Central Highlands for building highway

Authorities in Lam Dong Province in the Central Highlands said they plan to use 486 hectares of forests for building a highway.The highway between Bao Loc town and the Lien Khuong-Prenn Highway, will run 73 km, have four lanes and cost VND11.3 trillion ($497.1 million). It ...

Relentless efforts to protect Kon Hà Nừng biosphere reserve

The Kon Hà Nừng Plateau, which received UNESCO recognition in September last year, consists of the 57,589-hectare Kon Ka Kinh National Park and Kon Chư Răng Nature Reserve, plus the 152,009-hectare buffer zone, and the 206,211-hectare transition zone.According to the deputy chairman of Gia Lai ...

Project approved to improve forest protection capacity

Deputy Prime Minister Lê Văn Thành has approved a 10-year project to improve forest rangers’ capacity in management, protection, and firefighting. The project aims to reduce at least 10 to 15 percent of law violations in the forestry sector compared to the 2015-20 period, especially ...

National biodiversity strategy to 2030 approved

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has signed a decision approving the national biodiversity strategy to 2030 with a vision towards 2050.Under the strategy, the Government targets increasing the area of protected ecosystems to 9 percent of the country’s land area, and protected marine and ...

Sustainable livelihoods needed for forest conservation

A webinar held on December 24 pointed out the need to develop sustainable livelihoods for residents in the buffer zones of nature reserves and national parks so as to help with forest conservation.A representative from the Vietnam Administration of Forestry said it is necessary to ...

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