Forest protection

Protected areas

 Illegal wildlife trade thriving

Despite concerted efforts by officials to prevent the illegal trade in wildlife through regular inspections in markets around the country, the trade is still flourishing unchecked. While the government is working to preserve aquatic animals and wildlife and protected areas, the sight of wild fauna for ...

Vietnam police search for creator of Facebook ads for tiger, bear claws

Police in Kon Tum Province in the Central Highlands are looking for the person advertising tiger and bear claws on Facebook. Keep reading   ...

Lang Biang reserve a hot spot for biodiversity

The Lang Biang Biosphere Reserve is home to an array of species, making it ideal for research and eco-tourism. It has been seven years since Dr Brandon Buckley from Columbia University in New York cooperated with the Bidoup – Nui Ba National Park in Lam Dong ...

Prey Lang network calls for protections in logging crackdown

The Prey Lang Community Network has called on the Cambodian government to include the protection of the sprawling Prey Lang forest in the remit of the recently established committee to crack down on illegal logging. Keep reading ...

Convoy of Lao trucks transports logs to Vietnam, despite ban on timber exports

Laos has continued to transport logs from its forests to Vietnam, despite a government ban on timber exports that took effect in August and a leaked report by an international environmental group two months ago, revealing huge increases in illegal logging with the implication of ...

11 primate species in Vietnam are critically endangered: study

A new study by global primate experts found Vietnam in a dire situation with an increase in critically endangered species, several of which are endemic to the country.   Experts assessed the threat of extinction for 182 kinds of primates in South China, South and Southeast Asia, ...

Ministry puts brakes on Pailin dump plans

Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment has called on local authorities in Pailin province to find a new location for a 34-hectare dumpsite currently planned for a protected forest. Environment Minister Say Sam Al, who led a team to inspect the site on 3 October, wrote to Pailin Governor ...

Three resorts face encroachment counts in Thai national park

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation will file charges against three resort owners accused of forest land encroachment in Phu Rua district of this province. The resorts reportedly belong to state officials, including a retired senior forest official.  Keep reading ...

Forest conservation project launched to protect Vietnam biodiversity

The Vietnam Administration of Forestry and Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Co-oporation and Development have launched the “Programme on Conservation and sustainable use of forest biodiversity and ecosystems services in Vietnam”. Keep reading ...

Trees ‘felled for pepper’

Batambang’s Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary is being illegally logged for pepper posts, with brokers bribing environment officers to transport the timber, residents and NGO workers have said. Keep reading ...

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