A workshop to promote sustainable rubber forests was jointly organised by the Vietnam Rubber Association (VRA) and the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) in HCM City on July 24.
In the first six months of 2017, authorities uncovered 88,560 cases of smuggling, prosecuting 1,100 cases involving 1,372 people.
VOV.VN - Vietnam aims to increase forest coverage to 42% of its land area in 2020.
The southernmost province of Ca Mau has actively devised comprehensive measures to preserve and develop its 92,000 ha of concentrated forests.
Vietnam’s new forest areas rose 4.5% year-on-year to 90,700 hectares in the first six months of the year thanks to favourable weather condition, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Authorities in Hanoi have approved a proposal by the Department of Planning and Investment to invest nearly VND22 trillion (US$957 million) in 117 public investment projects, including 103 fundamental construction ones, in the city from 2017 – 2020.
The forestry sector aims for at least US$7.5 billion in export turnover and a 6.6% increase in production value in 2017, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan.
Poverty rate in the Central Highlands dropped by 2.8 percent annually over the past 15 years, the Steering Committee for the Central Highlands said on June 30.
The World Bank (WB) in Vietnam on June 23 announced that it has recently approved a US$300 million fund to support Vietnam in enhancing transport connectivity in countryside and forest protection in eight coastal localities.
Vietnam aims to increase the nationwide forest coverage to 42%, equivalent to 14.4 million hectares, by 2020, according to the target programme on sustainable forest development during 2016-2020 recently approved by the Prime Minister.
President Tran Dai Quang on June 19 sent a message of condolences to his Portuguese counterpart Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa over human and property losses caused by forest fires in central Portugal.
A project on sustainable forests, jointly implemented by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), has officially launched.
Three Tibetan bears have recently been handed over to Cu Chi water park tourism site in Ho Chi Minh City for caring.
The owner of a bamboo forest near Da Nang, Monk Thich The Tuong, 51, began cherishing a special passion for the plant in his childhood.
VOV.VN - A forest fire occurred at 1:30pm on June 5 in Hong Ky Commune, Soc Son Dist., Hanoi. 2,000 local people tried to extinguish the fire.
The export of wood and wood products is forecast to bring home US$7.5 billion in 2017 and keep increasing in the following years, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
Tour operator Vo Tan Tan plans to offer tours of nipa palm forests that allow tourists to participate in afforestation efforts in Cam Thanh commune in Hoi An, the central province of Quang Nam.
The Central Highlands provinces have halted licensing projects involving the use of natural forests for other land needs, particularly for industrial tree plantations, and those likely to overexploit forest products in converted forest areas.
While a recent independent study claimed that there are still over 1,300 red-shank doucs on central Vietnam’s Son Tra peninsula, primate experts believe the number to be much lower.
A considerable area of a 30-year-old protection forest with mangrove trees towering five meters high in the northern Vietnamese province of Thai Binh now risks being cleared to make space for an industrial park.