Forest transition spurs policy shifts in Vietnam

Vietnam has witnessed a forest transition on a massive scale. Between 1943 and 1990, the country lost 5 million hectares (ha) of forest, representing fully 28 percent of its total land area. The government responded with reforestation measures—including plantation development, re-categorization of forest, tenure reforms, and enhancing natural forest regeneration—that increased forest cover to almost... Read more

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