Indonesia cancels plan to close Kodomo Island World

Indonesia cancels plan to close Kodomo Island

The Indonesian Government decided to cancel the planned shutdown of Komodo Island, a popular destination in the eastern region as populations of the rare lizard Komodo remain stable despite influx of visitors.
Forest fires engulf over 100 hectares Environment

Forest fires engulf over 100 hectares

Fifteen forest fires were recorded from June 26-30, ravaging over 100 ha of forest, according to the Vietnam Administration of Forestry under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD)
Poachers imprisoned for killing rare langurs Environment

Poachers imprisoned for killing rare langurs

The Con Cuong district People’s Court in the central province of Nghe An has sentenced five local poachers to a total of 13 years and six months in prison for violating regulations on protection of endangered, precious and rare animals.
Binh Thuan faces high risk of forest fire Environment

Binh Thuan faces high risk of forest fire

Over 100,000 ha out of 350,000 ha of forests in the south central coastal province of Binh Thuan are on the highest alert for fires as the peak of the dry season begins, according to the provincial Forestry Management Department.