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Luu V.Q.,Forestry University of Vietnam | Nguyen T.Q.,Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources | Do H.Q.,Forestry University of Vietnam | Ziegler T.,Cologne Zoo
Zootaxa | Year: 2011

We describe a new species of the genus Cyrtodactylus based on two adult specimens from Huong Son limestone forest, Hanoi, Vietnam. Cyrtodactylus huongsonensis sp. nov. is distinguished from the remaining Indochinese bent-toed geckos by a combination of the following characters: medium-sized, with a maximum SVL of 89.8 mm; dorsal pattern consisting of dark nuchal loop, neck band and five in part irregular transverse body bands between limbs; two enlarged lateral chinshields in contact with first postmental pair; dorsal tubercles present on occiput, body, forearms, hind limbs and tail base; 14-16 irregularly running dorsal tubercle rows; ventrals in 41-48 longitudinal rows at midbody; lateral skin folds present, without interspersed tubercles; six precloacal pores plus in total 17 femoral pores in males, which are separated by 8-12 poreless scales; enlarged femoral scales and precloacal scales present; three postcloacal spurs in males; subcaudal scales transversely enlarged. This is the 24th species of Cyrtodactylus known from Vietnam. © 2011 Magnolia Press.

Sandewall M.,Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences | Kassa H.,Center for International Forestry Research | Wu S.,Chinese Academy of Forestry | Khoa P.V.,Forestry University of Vietnam | And 2 more authors.
International Forestry Review | Year: 2015

The growing economies in the South, market globalization, population growth, social conflicts and climate change increase the strain on land and forest resources, and require a cost effective and ecologically sound production of goods and services to meet public needs. Based on global assessment data, four country level (Ethiopia, China, Vietnam, Sweden) and six local case studies and using a multi-scale approach, this paper examines trends and drivers in household based plantation forestry and reviews how policies affecting forest plantation and land use are interpreted and implemented at the local level. It discusses how sustainable forestry systems and policies can be developed which provide industrial supplies, promote environmental objectives and support the livelihoods of people. Besides reflecting characteristics and diversity of current trends in plantation forestry, the paper illustrates that local landscape studies could help in explaining trends revealed by national inventories in a way relevant to policy and research.

Thinh V.T.,Colorado State University | Thinh V.T.,Forestry University of Vietnam | Doherty Jr. P.F.,Colorado State University | Bui T.H.,Forestry University of Vietnam | Huyvaert K.P.,Colorado State University
Condor | Year: 2012

In continuous forests, roads may function as barriers to dispersal by forest wildlife. by testing responses to recorded calls, we compared bird movement over a paved road with movement within forest-interior plots in Cuc phuong National park, northern Vietnam, in summer 2007. We focused on two mid-story species, the Striped Tit-babbler (Macronus gularis) and Rufous-throated Fulvetta (Fulvetta danisi), and two ground-feeding species, the puff-throated babbler (Pellorneum ruficeps) and buff-breasted babbler (P. tickelli). The probabilities of mid-story species' approaching the recording at the road sites were similar to those at the forest-interior sites. The probabilities of the terrestrial species' approaching the recording were lower at the road sites than in the forest interior. For all species, the delay in response was slightly longer at the road sites than at forest-interior sites. Our results indicate that narrow forest roads may inhibit dispersal by understory birds but are less important barriers for mid-story species. © The Cooper Ornithological Society 2012.

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