Illegal loggers turn to protecting forests
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Illegal loggers turn to protecting forests

Nguyen Ngoc Anh was once an illegal logger in Vietnam’s Quang Binh province, but now he’s become a “protector of the forest”. His attitude changed after the effects of climate change devastated his community through extreme rains and flooding. Instead of contributing to the problem by selling logs from the thinning forest for timber, Ngoc Anh began leading conservation tours through jungles and caves, patrolling paths to stop illegal poaching, cleaning animal traps and removing rubbish left at the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. Vietnam recently joined more than 100 countries in a pledge to stop deforestation by 2030.

25 Apr 2022 - 9:32PM