In the first six months this year, forest rangers discovered and seized thousands of animal traps, helping protect wildlife in Sơn Trà Peninsula.
To win a spot on the team you have to be healthy, love the forest and animals and have enough skills to live in the forest for a long time.
Phạm Thị Thu Hiền, 37, is the only female forest ranger in Gia Lai Province, and patrols Kon Ka Kinh National Park in Mang Yang District.
Điểu Long used to be one of the most notorious illegal loggers in the southern province of Bình Phước. But now, ironically, Long is one of the most dedicated rangers in the park.
The Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VNFOREST) is drafting a decree of Vietnam Timber Legality Assurance and Agreement (VNTLAS), which is seen as a key tool to prevent illegal timber products. Deputy Director General of VNFOREST Phạm Văn Điển spoke with Việt Nam News reporter Thu Giang about the importance of this decree.