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August 14, 2011

Illegal logging: from the rainforest to your dining room

BANGKOK, Thailand — Is your coffee table stamped “Made in Vietnam”?

If so, there’s a decent chance it was once a tree in the dwindling jungles of Laos, sawn down illegally by a timber syndicate and smuggled into Vietnam for processing.

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28 July 2011


BANGKOK: A new report released today (July 28, 2011) exposes the pivotal role played by the Vietnamese military in a multi-million dollar operation which is smuggling threatened timber over the border from the shrinking forests of neighbouring Laos.

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22 July 2011

Two new REDD projects in Vietnam to be launched soon

Two more REDD projects are to be launched in Vietnam after the successful completion of examination phase of a REDD project in the National Park Bach Ma, Vietnam.

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July 5th, 2011

Chopping for chips

This paper aims to provide a better understanding of the wood flows from smallholder plantations to industrial buyers in the Binh Dinh and Phu Tho provinces of Vietnam.

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June, 14 2011

New road now path to forest destruction

HCM CITY — A road completed four years ago has lured farmers who have cleared hundreds of hectares of evergreen forest in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong's Lac Duong District.

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30 June 2011

Habitat cleared in carbon sink forest

A forest in Oddar Meanchey province is facing environmental “disaster” after thousands of people destroyed up to 1,000 hectares of natural habitat, putting revenues from a carbon credit scheme worth tens of millions of dollars at risk.

Proceeds from a United Nations-backed Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation scheme are said to be in danger after waves of settlers destroyed parts of the forest in Samroang district, chief of the Romdoul Veasna community forest programme, Malis Hoeuth, said yesterday.

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31 May 2011

Community forestry plan unveiled

The Forestry Administration yesterday launched a new US$3.8 million project to conserve forests in four provinces in the Cardamom region through sustainable community forestry.

Kampong Speu, Kampong Chhnang, Pursat and Battambang provinces have been targeted because they contain forests with “globally significant biodiversity … and at the same time act as major carbon reserves”, yet face threats from logging and land concessions, according to an official summary of the project plan.

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May 17, 2011

Vietnam: Preventing corruption in the forestry sector

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March, 05 2011

UN provides $2.7m to manage forests

HA NOI — The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) signed an agreement with the Vietnamese Government yesterday, committing itself to a technical assistance partnership to develop the country's capacity in forest resources assessment.

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Forest protection scheme benefits 10,000 highland families


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by Dr. Radut