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21 November, 2012

Certifying Vietnam’s timber plantations would help smallholders profit from lucrative export market

f Vietnam wants its timber producers to benefit from the growing eco-conscious and more lucrative international furniture market, national forest institutions should look for ways to get smallholder plantation forests certified, said Louis Putzel, a senior scientist at the Center for Internationa

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Na Hang special-use forest unavoidable of illegal lumberjacks?

The Na Hang special-use forest, the land of many kinds of rare and precious trees which are hundreds of years old, have been in serious danger.

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May 29, 2012

Ministry, German firm team up for biodiversity conservation

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the German consulting company GITEC Consult GmbH have agreed to partner in biodiversity conservation in southern Laos under a project set to run until 2018.

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February 25, 201

Preparedness for REDD+ Climate Finance - Vietnam, Mexico & Zambia

Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, including conservation, forest management and enhanced carbon stocks (REDD+), is an evolving international climate finance mechanism that may provide considerable sustainable development opportunities for developing countries.

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Illegal road fosters illicit logging in Quang Ngai

A recent investigation into illegal logging in Hamlet No. 3, Tra Ka Commune in Bac Tra My found that road had been constructed over the course of a year.

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December 24, 2011

IDLO Publishes Reports on Legal Preparedness for REDD+ in Mexico, Vietnam and Zambia

To advance legal knowledge and action for REDD+ development and climate change mitigation, IDLO, in collaboration with the UN-REDD Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), prepared country studies on Legal Preparedness for REDD+.

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December 23, 2011

Laos & Vietnam: The real chainsaw massacre

A new documentary film follows investigators from the Environmental Investigation Agency on a dangerous mission to uncover the stages of the illicit timber trade in Vietnam and Laos.

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December, 15 2011

Timber traffickers targeted by forest management body

HA NOI — The forest management sector is planning stricter measures to fight timber trafficking following a recent spate of illegal activities.

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Comments on Viet Nam's timber legality definition VPA/FLEGT

We would highly appreciate it if the contributions could be documented and sent to MARD at Tong cuc Lam nghiep, No. 2 Ngoc Ha, Ha Noi; fax 38438793 or email to nguyenminhthuong.vnforest@gmail.com by 1 December 2011.

Timber legality definition draft 4

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October, 04 2011

PM earmarks $30m for forestry sector

HA NOI — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved an additional US$30 million to develop the forestry sector. The funds, from the World Bank's International Development Association, bring the total received to $99.8 million.


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