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Concrete culverts to prevent loggers

Update: May, 19/2012 - 09:25

HA NAM — Nam Cao Park Sua trees in northern Ha Nam Province were hedged by concrete culverts to help protect them from loggers, said Nguyen Ba Doan, a park guard.

Previously, the trees were also surrounded by steel wires in Ha Noi to prevent them from being cut down illegally.

Several cases of sua timber smuggling were reported recently with forest rangers seizing more than 600 kg of wood, the largest amount ever, in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, central Quang BInh Province, last week.

Sua (Dalbergia tonkinensis) timber is considered valuable while the tree itself is listed as endangered in Viet Nam. — VNS

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