Environment and natural resources

Other forest (not protected)

New lung of Bangkok expected to fully ready in Feb 2022

The first phase of redeveloping the Benjakitti Park will be completed by June 2021 to be open for Mother’s Day, deputy government spokesperson Traisuree Taisaranakul said. The overall construction plan is expected to be completed by February 2022. The first eight months in phase one are focused ...

Current threats and future hopes for the greater Mekong’s mangroves

Critical to the health of rivers, shorelines and forests globally, today only 150,000 square kilometers (57,900 square miles) of mangroves remain, down from 320,000 square kilometers (123,550 square miles) 50 years ago. Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar are home to the largest mangrove forests in the Greater ...

Mekong Dam Could Choke China’s Last Rainforest

“It’s like a haircut that has gone awry in the hands of an absent-minded barber.” That’s how many locals described the environmental scars that have been left by construction of the Huilongshan Hydropower Station inside a tropical rainforest in southwestern China’s Yunnan province since October 2015. Keep ...

Du Caicai & Li Rongde

Mekong Delta braces for forest fires

Local authorities in the Mekong Delta have stepped up efforts to prevent forest fires even as the region enters the highly risky dry season. ...

VietnamNet Reporter

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