Protection forest devastated in northern Vietnam

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These natural forests have been exploited for wood for quite a long time

By Tuoi Tre News

November 13, 2017, 21:00 GMT+7

​Protection forest devastated in northern Vietnam
A chopped down tree trunk in the middle of a protection forest in Nam Tha Commune in northern Lao Cai Province. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Large areas of protection forest in northern Vietnam are being ravaged by human activity, believed to be the main cause of a recent increase in flash floods and landslides.

A probe by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper has revealed that vast areas of protection forest in the mountainous provinces of the north, crucial for protecting groundwater and soil, as well as preventing erosion, are being destroyed.

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