illegal logging
Environment

Urgent action needed on primate protection

However, a report by ENV, an NGO focused on wildlife protection, showed that only 30 per cent of total poaching violations in Việt Nam were discovered, while 70 per cent were unknown, meaning that the number of the langurs hunted in the forest was unclear.

Features

Reclaimed driftwood inspires greener tourism in Hội An

Vast amounts of driftwood and rubbish pile up at Cửa Đại beach in the south-central province of Quảng Nam in flood season every October, costing the much-favoured coastal destination time and money in cleaning up. But one man is using the debris to his advantage to help create a greener future and raise environmental awareness.

Features

Sustainable farming boosts Quảng Nam's magic mushrooms

Đào Duy Linh, 34, a programmer by trade, had been arranging jungle treks and in the central Quảng Nam province jungle for years. The tours were a chance to take photographs of wild flora and tiny beautiful insects, but over time he became concerned that the local lingzhi mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum) were being overharvested, which could lead to their extinction.

Features

Better futures on offer from tourism

The local ethnic Mông in Hang Kia and Pà Cò Communes have made substantial contributions to protecting the environment and preserving the natural surroundings, maintaining resources associated with the development of sustainable eco-tourism.

Environment

Gia Lai rapidly expands forest cover

The Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands) province of Gia Lai has been growing new forests and protecting existing ones in recent years to expand forest cover and improve people’s livelihoods.
Environment

Central province promotes Sông Thanh National Park

The central province has promoted the Sông Thanh Nature Reserve as a National Park for the conservation of its rich biodiversity covering nearly 77,000 hectares, of which more than 58,000 was tropical, evergreen primary forest in districts of Nam Giang and Phước Sơn.
Politics & Laws

EU leaders wish to strengthen ties with Việt Nam

President of the European Council Charles Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen have sent congratulations to Party General Secretary and State President Nguyễn Phú Trọng and Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on the 30th founding anniversary of Việt Nam-EU diplomatic ties.

Economy

International workshop calls for responsible timber trade practice

Vietnamese businesses should adopt responsible timber trade practices to bridge the gap between the decree on Việt Nam Timber Legality Assurance System and the EU-Vietnam Voluntary Partnership Agreement on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance, and Trade, according to delegates at an international workshop held online on December 11.