Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 26, 2019

Vietnam’s Empty Forests

The New York Times reports on although Vietnam is very rich in species, it is also one of the countries where wildlife is under great threat.

Vietnam is a treasure house. It is one of the world’s hot spots of biological diversity, according to the science research. There are 30 national parks in a country a bit larger than New Mexico, and about as many kinds of animals as in those pre-eminent safari destinations, Kenya and Tanzania.

In Vietnam, national parks are primarily in name only, and poaching (often practiced by park rangers) and worse has decimated wildlife.”

Read full story at Vietnam’s Empty Forests – The New York Times


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