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.
PanNature is working with local schools and communities to raise awareness on conservation of the nature reserve, which is home to one of the most endangered primate species globaly – the Tonkin Snub-nosed Monkey.
These education and awareness activities are financially supported by the Rufford Small Grants for Nature Conservation and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund. PanNature works closely with Ha Giang Forest Protection Department and Fauna and Flora Internation (FFI) in promoting conservation of the Tonkin Snub-nosed Monkey.