Loss of Red Pine Trees in Vietnam

in Environmental Threats

Illegal logging in Vietnam has cut down the numbers of rare Red Pine trees in the country from over 300 in 2004 to less than 100 trees in 2009.

The trees are illegally logged due to their medicinal benefits.

Source:  H. Huong, “Illegal logging drives rare pine to edge of extinction,” SGGP, October 8, 2009.

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