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Rain Forest Logging Deforestation Vietnam Ecology Climate Change Lumber Industry

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Footage ID#
860003
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Matte attached
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Seamless Looping
Duration
00:00:28
Frame Rate
29.97 FPS
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none
Location
Central Highlands, Vietnam
Number of Views
53
Date Uploaded
30 Sep 2010
Date Created
1 Jan 2008

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Ravaged by years of war which brought napalm, millions of tons of explosives and land mines, and intense fighting throughout forest areas, Vietnam's rainforests have been seriously damaged. The use of chemical defoliants during the war was particularly destructive and some areas still show signs of damage.

Today, Vietnam's breakneck economic growth has taken a heavy toll on its natural forests. Between 1990 and 2005, the country lost a staggering 78 percent of its primary forests, leaving it with only 85,000 hectares of old-growth forest (0.66 percent of its forest cover or 0.26 percent of its total land cover). The total loss of forest (38 percent during that period) has been moderate, but still is among the highest in the world. The good news is that deforestation appears to be slowing in Vietnam. Since the close of the 1990s, average annual deforestation rates have fallen by 18 percen

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