Tag: Forest governance

Questions remain as Vietnam reaches major REDD+ milestone

Nguyen Thi Hai Van, a PhD candidate at the Institute of Geography and Sustainability at Switzerland’s University of Lausanne, Policy Program Advisor of PanNature, did her Master’s research on the REDD+ pilot project in Kon Tum mentioned above. She explained in an email that this province, along with nearby Quang Nam and Quang Ngai, have received money from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to pay local communities to protect forests. This particular program was created with assistance from Fauna & Flora International.

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Final Workshop to Conclude the Project on Promoting Ethnic Women’s Participation

On March 29th 2019, People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature) in collaboration with the Women’s Union of Xuan Nha Commune and the Management Board of Xuan Nha Nature Reserve organized a workshop to conclude the Project on Promoting the Participation of Women in Natural Forest Restoration in Xuan Nha Natural Reverse at the Community Learning Center of Xuan Nha commune, Van Ho district, Son La province.

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PanNature, GreenID: Environmental Heroes

PanNature believes that in order to protect forests and biodiversity, people, community and social organizations need to have the right to join forest management activities. 

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Visiting Community Protected Area (CPA) Model in Cambodia

From 13 to 19 January 2019, People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature) staff organized a visit for the representatives of Dak Lak Union of Science and Technology Associations, Dak Rong Forestry Ltd. Co, Tram Lap Forestry Ltd. Co, and the representatives of the community in Ea Noul, Buon Don, Dak Lak to Lomphat Reserve in Ratanakiri province and Siem Pang Western Reserve in Stung Teng province, Cambodia.

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Community-based forest management the way forward

Forestry experts are optimistic about the future in Vietnam, largely thanks to community-based forest management.

The model is developing extensively in the country, and experts have lauded its ability to increase forest recover, limit deforestation and create income from forests for local people.

Nguyen Viet Dung from PanNature, a Vietnamese not-for-profit organisation that works to protect nature, said at recent seminar in Hanoi: “People’s participation in forest conservation and management is very important.”

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Project Strengthens Community’s Engagement in Natural Resource Management

A water resource management project has been underway in Dak Rong commune, K’Bang district of the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai, aiming to preserve the local biodiversity, improve the livelihood of communities in the basins of Srepok and Sesan rivers sustainably, and encourage the engagement of parties in managing natural resources.

The project, jointly managed by People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature) and the GreenViet Biodiversity Conservation Centre from 2016-2019, focuses on supporting and creating favourable conditions for local communities in getting involved in conserving and restoring the forests in the corridor between the Kon Ka Kinh National Park and the Kon Chu Rang natural reserve.

At the same time, it will also assist locals in developing sustainable agro-forestry models, thus easing the pressure on forest resources, which have been threatened by illegal deforestation.

Dak Rong, home to 1,042 households with 3,668 people, has a total natural area of about 34,000 hectares, including nearly 28,000 hectares of forest land, mostly production forest.

Locals mostly live on agriculture and forest exploitation, but due to limited arable land, they tend to destroy the forest for cultivation of industrial plants.

Illustrative photo (Source: VNA)

At the same time, Dak Rong has three hydropower plants, which seriously affects the rice farms in Kon Lanh Te and Kon Von I villages and part of industrial tree farms in Ha Dung II and Dak Trum villages, while seriously harming the water resources for daily activities of people in Kon Lanh Te village.

In order to promote the engagement of locals in Dak Rong in managing and protecting forests, the project has defined the role, capacity and the interest of relevant parties in the work, thus proposing the formation of an organisation representing the community called forestry team in villages. Supported by the local administration, 14 teams have been set up so far in the villages of Kon Loc I, Kon Von I and Kon Lanh Te.

The teams help connect locals with forest owners and the local administration in managing and protecting forests as well as discussing relevant issues. They also contribute to enhancing organisation capacity for the community, while improving locals’ livelihood in line with sustainable natural resources exploitation.

The model also helps settle disputes in natural resources and improve the relationship of parties in forest management and protection.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

Promoting women participation in forest restoration in Xuan Nha Nature Reserve

On November 14th, 2018, launching conference of the project “Promoting women participation in forest restoration in Xuan Nha Nature Reserve” was organized by People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature) in collaboration with Xuan Nha Nature Reserve Governance Board and Xuan Nha Commune Women Association.

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Sharing experiences and promoting cooperation in communication on forest governance in Vietnam

On September 21st, 2018 in Hanoi, People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature) in collaboration with the Center for People and Forest (RECOFTC) and World Wildlife Fund Vietnam (WWF_Vietnam) organized the conference “Sharing experiences and communication co-operations on forest governance in Vietnam”

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Technical meeting on the development of participatory forest landscape governance framework

On August 24th – 25th, 2018, People and Nature Reconciliation organized the “Technical conference on the development of participatory forest landscape governance framework” in Da Nang city, Vietnam.

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Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in FLEGT

The seminar on Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT): Policy Prospects and Implications took place on August 30, in Hanoi. The event is a part of the project Strengthening Non-state actors’ Voices for Improved Forest Governance in the Mekong Region (EU-NSA Mekong) funded by the European Union, jointly implemented by The Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC), People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Vietnam.

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