What part of Vietnam is jungle?
The southern tip, known as the Cà Mau Peninsula is covered by dense jungle and mangrove swamps.
How much of Vietnam is jungle?
According to the U.N. FAO, 44.5% or about 13,797,000 ha of Viet Nam is forested, according to FAO. Of this 0.6% ( 80,000 ) is classified as primary forest, the most biodiverse and carbon-dense form of forest. Viet Nam has 3,512,000 ha of planted forest.
What is Vietnam’s religion?
Vietnam’s major religions are Buddhism and Catholicism, although the largest percentage of the population follows Vietnamese folk traditions or identifies as non-religious.
Are there lions in Vietnam?
To satisfy demand in Vietnam, China, and Southeast Asia, lions are killed for their claws, teeth, and bones… to be turned into jewelry, medicine, and even wine. In a horrific incident last November, Vietnamese poachers killed 40 lions in 48 hours. The situation shows no sign of improving.
How many GI died from snake bites in Vietnam?
How many American soldiers in Vietnam were killed by poisonous snakes? Non-hostile deaths are listed, unofficially, at 10,786. Of those 9,107 were a result of accidents, 236 were homicides, 123 presumed dead (no cause), and 938 died of illness.
How much destroyed the Vietnam jungle?
An Australia-based forestry expert, Tran Lam Dong, reports that defoliants destroyed about 7,700 square miles of forests — six percent of Vietnam’s total land area. Southeast Asia’s native forests are ‘among the fastest disappearing in the world,’ says one expert.