Collaborative management of forests and wildlife in Vietnam

Project
Archived
2007-2011

This project aims to conserve threatened biodiversity in the Bi Doup Nui Ba National Park in Vietnam through the introduction of collaborative forest and wildlife stewardship models based on negotiated tenure and access rights.

This project deals with land use by local communities and encroachment issues that threaten biodiversity in the Bi Doup-Nui Ba National Park area and buffer zone. It works with local communes and the park management board to develop and implement co-management
practices that will enable local communities to sustainably utilise natural resources within the park whilst protecting biodiversity. This will be done by:

  • Developing and implementing legal frameworks for community management
     
  • Building capacity of buffer zone villagers to negotiate, monitor and benefit from comanagement agreements
     
  • Establishing a core protection zone, surrounding land use boundaries and communityenforcement groups
     
  • Carrying out an economic feasibility study and developing and implementing a community
     
  • sustainable financing plan
     
  • Training/empowering communities to monitor their natural resources and manage access to resources and the core national park area
     
  • Reviewing and communicating lessons learned

Project objectives

To work with local communes  and the park management board to develop co-management
practices that will enable local communities to sustainably utilise natural resources within the park whilst protecting biodiversity.

Project links

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