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Tree-planting festival greens up localities

Society

Tree-planting festival greens up localities

Tree planting, an annual practice in Lunar New Year (Tet) festival initiated by President Ho Chi Minh, took place in various localities nationwide on February 11, the seventh day of the first lunar month.

Tourism boom threatens Cham Island ecosystem

Environment

Tourism boom threatens Cham Island ecosystem

A large area of sea grass on the Cham Islands, off the coast of Hoi An, have been damaged due to the rapid increase in speed boats over the past several decades—another sign that mass tourism and unsustainable development threaten the rich ecosystem on the islands.

Vietnam’s protected forest dwindling

Environment

Vietnam’s protected forest dwindling

Despite positive reports from authorities on the steady increase of the national forest cover, the size of the country’s protected forest is in fact decreasing at an alarming rate, experts said.

Forest funds boost northern livelihoods

Business

Forest funds boost northern livelihoods

Thousands of households in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang have committed to use and protect parcels of forest near their homes, receiving monthly environmental payments that help them to improve their livelihoods, the Nong Thon Ngay Nay (Countryside Today) newspaper reported.