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A masters thesis attempting to determine whether the Vietnamese borderland with Laos and Cambodia is deforesting (reducing its forests) or reforesting (increasing its forests). Using a panel dataset for 60 provincial units over the period 2005-2011, this study reports regression results using Tobit models. A number of factors has been controlled for in the statistical analysis, such as border checkpoint density, population, provincial transparency level and wood production. The main conclusion of this study is that the Vietnamese borderland is subject to less reforestation than other regions in the country and that there is evidence of leakage. When it comes to reforestation and the prevention of deforestation, other regions are more successful. Leakage not only takes place inside the country, but also happens on a larger, transnational scale, affecting Laos and Cambodia.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Forest cover
  • Forest policy and administration
  • Forests and forestry
  • Logging and timber
  • Protected forests
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Viet Nam
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
Copyright Unclear copyright
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Master thesis- from open source database

Version / Edition 1.0
License CC-BY-4.0
Author (individual) Lu Nguyen Nhung
Publication place Norway
Publisher Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Publication date 2013
Pagination 93 p.
Date uploaded June 17, 2015, 08:03 (UTC)
Date modified November 28, 2015, 08:31 (UTC)