When reforms ricochet

  • 29/04/1997

When reforms ricochet about 26 per cent of Vietnam was covered by natural forests in 1991, compared to 67 per cent in 1943. In the past 25 years, the total area of natural forests (both upland and coastal) has declined at an average rate of 350,000 ha per year. This has led to the loss of at least 12.6 million ha (mha) of forests