Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has asked for clarifying specific responsibilities of local authorities, Party units, collectives and individuals in forest management and protection via strict measures.
The general director of Thương Thảo Stock Company, Lê Văn Thiệt, was placed under temporary detention for investigation into deforestation activities, the police of central Bình Định Province said.
Police and forest rangers of Huế City in the central province of Thừa Thiên-Huế are in co-operation to identify the persons who illegally cut down 3,000sq.m of special-use pine forest last month.
More than 8,000sq.m of special-use forests were destroyed in just three months between July and September in Đông Mệt Village, Pá Khoang Commune, Điện Biên District, in the northern mountainous province of Điện Biên.
Trương Cảm loves the Bạch Mã National Park. He knows the birds there so well he can make their calls.
Robust sustainable banking guidelines and urgent action by banks are needed to prevent a looming environmental and social crisis that could cripple the region’s economic growth, the World Wide Fund for Nature warned in a report on Thursday.
Forests under the Flitch project in Tân Lương Ward, Sơn Hội Commune, Sơn Hòa District, are being destroyed to expand the planting area of acacia trees.
No one guards and protects Bạch Mã National Park more zealously than the director of its service and environmental education centre who once hunted animals and cut down trees in the forest to earn a living. Today, Trương Cảm, the only person who can "talk" with more than 100 kinds of birds, spreads his love of the forest to younger generations. Phạm Hoàng Nam reports.
Việt Nam aims to reduce emissions from deforestation and to increase its absorption of carbon dioxide (CO2) to 33 million tonnes.
The Brazilian government backed off a controversial proposal to authorize private companies to mine a sprawling Amazon reserve on Monday after blistering domestic and international criticism.