Dak Lak seeks to inventory damaged, encroached forestland
3/22/2018 11:02:21 AM (GMT+7)
Dak Lak province’s People’s Committee has requested local forest owners to examine all natural forest areas and inventory in all parts that have been destroyed or illegally encroached upon since 2014.

Who should take responsibility for forest devastation in Central Highlands?
3/22/2018 7:20:00 AM (GMT+7)
VietNamNet Bridge - Illegal loggers in the Central Highlands will go to trial soon, but there is still no information about the responsibilities of local authorities, agencies and forest owners.

Vietnam to use satellite data to monitor forests, water resources
3/21/2018 10:03:38 AM (GMT+7)
Scientists and natural resource management agencies will no longer have to pay for optical images for forest inventory and surveys after the Vietnam DataCube, a satellite database, is put into operation. 

Hanoi's hospital accused of polluting river
3/21/2018 1:44:14 PM (GMT+7)
 Many people in Trung Tu Ward, Dong Da District, Hanoi, have blamed Hanoi Medical University Hospital for discharging sewage and polluting Lu River.

Wildlife trafficker gets 13 months in prison
3/21/2018 11:33:17 AM (GMT+7)
 The People’s Court of Ha Dong district in Hanoi on March 20 handed down a jail sentence of 13 months on Nguyen Mau Chien for smuggling 36kg of rhino horn, according to the Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV). 

Law on wildlife crimes takes effect, but enforcement still weak
3/21/2018 7:30:00 AM (GMT+7)
On January 1, 2018, the 2017 amended Criminal Code with stricter provisions and heavier sanctions on wildlife crime took effect. 

Wildlife trafficking: the animal market in Laos
3/20/2018 7:00:00 AM (GMT+7)
Reporters travelled 2,000 kilometers in Laos recently to discover how wildlife are carried to Vietnam. Departing from Hanoi, they crossed the Long Sap border gate in the northern province of Son La to Laos. 

Hundreds of forest violation cases reported in Gia Lai
3/20/2018 11:27:03 AM (GMT+7)
Authorities in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai are struggling to find solutions to address deforestation and development violations, which are rampant in many localities across the province.

Environmental protection tax opposed by some economists
3/19/2018 7:40:00 AM (GMT+7)
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) has proposed raising the environmental protection tax to offset the decrease in tax collection caused by tariff cuts under foreign trade agreements (FTAs).

Large forested area in Quang Binh destroyed
3/19/2018 4:06:23 PM (GMT+7)
 A large area of forest in the central province of Quang Binh has been found to be illegally destroyed for timber.

Overloaded dumping site tortures locals
3/18/2018 1:31:24 AM (GMT+7)
 Dozens of households in Duc Tho District, Ha Tinh Province are complaining about pollution caused by an overloaded dumping site in the area.

VN struggling to protect water resources
3/17/2018 11:44:27 PM (GMT+7)
 Viet Nam is struggling to find solutions, especially ‘green’ solutions to address challenges in water resources management with environmental damage, climate change and unsustainable water exploitation driving the water-related crisis.