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Ministry suggests bypass to keep highway out of Dong Nai biosphere reserve

The Ministry of Transport has suggested a bypass in place of a highway proposed to be built through a world biosphere reserve in the southern Dong Nai Province.In a letter to Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Thursday, the ministry said it is not feasible ...

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Restoration of wetland forest ecosystems

The downside of promoting economic development in the Mekong Delta with high intensity has caused many consequences for natural forests, especially mangroves, melaleuca forests, and protected forests. The conservation and regeneration of the wetland forest ecosystem help people improve their livelihoods and adapt to climate ...

PM requires action be taken against illegal forest destruction, encroachment

The Prime Minister’s Directive 05/CT-TTg has required ministries, sectors and localities to strengthen forest management and protection, and urgently take action against illegal deforestation and encroachment on forest land. The newly-issued directive said there are serious violations of regulations on forest protection in some provinces, ...

Adaptation part of National Strategy on Climate Change for 2050

Việt Nam will prioritise protecting and managing forests as part of a National Strategy on Climate Change for 2050, enhancing restoration, community participation and employment opportunities in the forestry sector. Between now and 2030, the country will focus on forestry protection and restoration, promoting mangrove, coastal ...

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 ...

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 ...

Deforestation continues to rage in Việt Nam

Việt Nam will mark four years of natural forest closure this July, a measure to reverse severe deforestation. A total 58 localities closed their natural forests from July 2016, following Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc’s order which aimed to halt wood exploitation by State agencies, including ...

Law enforcement to be intensified to protect forest in Central Highlands

Ways to intensify the enforcement of laws on protecting forests and forest products in the Tay Nguyen Central Highlands were the focus of a workshop held in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak on August 22. Head of the Forest Protection Division of  Tay Nguyen ...

Kien Giang province recovers protective forests

The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang has recovered its protective forests along coastal areas by enlisting the help of local residents to plant and protect mangrove trees. The management board in cooperation with the local households and organisations that protect mangrove forest buffer zones has protected ...

Vietnam aims to raise Central Highlands’ forest cover to 49.2% by 2030

The Prime Minister has recently approved a forest protection, restoration and development programme, aiming to increase forest cover in the Central Highlands to 49.2% by 2030.The programme was announced by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) at a conference in Da Lat on ...

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