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Government orders investigation into destruction of pine forest

Authorities in Lam Dong Province have started an investigation into the methodical destruction of more than 3,000 pine trees.

Palm oil watchdog urged to take 'giant leap' to save forests

Palm oil is the world's most widely used edible oil, found in everything from margarine to cookies, and soap to ...

Vietnam sets ambitious $20 billion wood export target for 2025

Vietnam sees wood and wood works as a spearhead industry, earning export revenues of $18-20 billion by 2025.
August 11, 2018 | 09:00 am GMT+7

Greater Mekong, including Vietnam, losing forests at alarming rate

The Greater Mekong region is among 11 hotspots where more than 80 percent of global forest loss will occur in the coming decades.
July 22, 2018 | 07:40 am GMT+7

Unmapped roads raise risk to Southeast Asian rainforests: study

'Large-scale forest clearance is preceded by the growth of road networks.'
May 27, 2018 | 03:17 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese officials held hostage over detention of protesters

14 were detained by police while protesting a power project that they believed was killing forest.
April 21, 2018 | 09:29 am GMT+7

In Cambodia, fears tarantula may go off the menu

Spiders dug out of forests found their way into tourists' mouth.
April 06, 2018 | 11:44 am GMT+7

Six Vietnamese forest rangers suspended over series of illegal logging cases

They allegedly failed to prevent poachers from felling dozens of centuries-old trees in Quang Nam Province's protection forests.
April 05, 2018 | 11:14 am GMT+7

To Vietnam's forest rangers, Tet means high season for illegal logging

While many are enjoying the most important holiday with their families, these rangers have spent their Tet (Lunar New Year) patrolling deep in the forest.
February 20, 2018 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

Brazil exports murder-tainted illegal logging: Greenpeace

Companies in France, the Netherlands and the United States were the biggest importers in the last year.
November 22, 2017 | 01:00 pm GMT+7

Vietnam province says yes to new hydropower plants in rumbling earthquake zone

Dismissing safety and environmental fears, Quang Nam's chairman says a stable power supply is vital.
July 19, 2017 | 04:40 pm GMT+7

Locals uncover illegal logging operation deep in the jungle of central Vietnam

Authorities in Quang Tri Province claim they had no knowledge of what was going on.
July 13, 2017 | 03:54 pm GMT+7

Vietnam to enlarge forest cover to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The country has pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 8 percent by 2030.
April 13, 2017 | 11:51 am GMT+7

Timber poachers claim 934 ha of forest in nine months

Authorities busted nearly 1,600 illegal logging operations between January and September.
October 23, 2016 | 09:03 pm GMT+7

Eco-friendly stoves to protect world’s rarest ape in Vietnam

If people don't stop chopping down trees for firewood, the eastern black crested gibbon will disappear off the face of the planet.
September 16, 2016 | 02:21 pm GMT+7
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