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Reforesting “Bare Hills” in Vietnam: Social and Environmental Consequences of the 5 Million Hectare Reforestation Program

Literature: Journal Articles

McElwee, P. 2009. Reforesting “Bare Hills” in Vietnam: Social and Environmental Consequences of the 5 Million Hectare Reforestation Program. AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment, vol. 38 no. 6, pp.325-333.

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Affiliations

  • School of Politics and Global Studies, Arizona State University, PO Box 873902, Tempe, AZ 85287-3902, USA. 

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AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment

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Description

  • The author discusses a large-scale reforestation project in Vietnam in which monocrops of exotic species were planted on a "bare hill" that in reality housed many economically important species for the local community.
  • She concludes that this type of regreening effort may continue to have negative impacts, especially for the country's poor.

Geographical Region

  • Mainland Southeast Asia
  • South Asia
  • Ecosystems

    Country

  • Vietnam
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