In Vietnam, many forests are being effectively managed by the most active guardians - the local communities - thanks to their cultural norms: the forest left by their ancestors is also the place where the forest god resides. It’s the traditional regulations and laws imprinted through the traditional practice of worshiping the sacredness of the gods that guide the community to manage and protect these forests for hundreds and thousands of years. However, there are challenges ahead that hinder them from playing their role.
This is the first book to be published on the Eastern Sarus Crane Grus antigone sharpii. The book is published by PanNature and a professional photographer Minh Loc. The book presents over 300 wonderful colored photographs photographs taken by Minh Loc. It provides readers with useful and interesting information such as: cranes and people; crane species of the world; biological and ecological features of the Sarus Crane; distribution of Sarus Crane in Vietnam; and threats and how to conserve this species.
This book will be a useful tool for raising public awareness on a beautiful bird species and its conservation in Vietnam.
Introduced by Le Trong Trai, Programme Officer
BirdLife International in Indochina