Review on the taxonomy, biology, ecology, and the status, trend and population structure and dynamics of Dalbergia cochinchinensis in Vietnam

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Review on the taxonomy, biology, ecology, and the status, trend and population structure and dynamics of Dalbergia cochinchinensis in Vietnam

November 20, 2020

The Siamese rosewood (Dalbergia cochinchinensis Pierre), originated from Vietnam, was announced in the book “Flore forestière de la Cochinchine” in 1898. The distribution of this species is in Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. This is a very hard, beautiful, durable rosewood species, and free from termites. Its timber is of high economic value and therefore D. cochinchinensis has experienced a long period of logging in Vietnam for commercial purposes. D. cochinchinensis has global conservation status as Vulnerable (VU), is listed in the Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), and is in Group IIA of the Vietnamese government’s Decree 06/2019/ND-CP on management of endangered, precious, and rare wild plants and animals and the implementation of the CITES. This report provides scientific data and information on the taxonomy, biology, ecology, conservation status, population dynamics, and recommendations for the conservation of D. cochinchinensis in Vietnam.

Country name: Vietnam

Project title: Strengthening the management and conservation of Dalbergia cochinchinensis and Dalbergia oliveri in Vietnam.

Project duration: 24 months

Implementing agency: Center for Nature Conservation and Development.

Related publications: Review on the Taxonomy, Biology, Ecology, and the Status, Trend and Population Structure and Dynamics of Dalbergia cochinchinensis in Vietnam

Authors of the news item: Nguyen Tien Hiep, Nguyen Manh Ha and La Quang Trung.

Contact for further information: ha.nguyenba@gmail.com and trung.la@ccd.org.vn

Dalbergia cochinchinensis at the Headquarters of the Yok Don national park, Dak Lak province, Vietnam. Photo by La Quang Trung / CCD