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 was featured on Hanoi TV on the International Day for Biological Diversity, 22 May 2012. Three senior staff shared their thoughts and perspectives on conservation and environmental protection work that PanNature is carrying out.