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PRCF Vietnam and PanNature Start Collaboration on Forest Governance and Biodiversity Conservation

On February 8th 2017, People Resources and Conservation Foundation (PRCF) and People and Nature Reconcilliation (PanNature) signed an agreement to jointly undertaking work on biodiversity conservation and forest governance in Vietnam. The geographical scope of this agreement shall be Vietnam, with particular focus on sites such as Tuyen Quang province and the Central Highlands.

The overall objective of this collaboration is to enhance the capacities of both PRCF and PanNature to support forest governance and conservation of biodiversity in Vietnam, through conducting field work and research activities, as well as providing inputs for relevant agencies in support if policy development and reform on relevant themes. Moreover, the two parties agree to support each other in project and program development of mutual interests.

In the coming time, the two organizations will cooperate to conduct field work to promote co-management and community-based conservation pilots in Tuyen Quang province. PanNature and PRCF will also explore potential opportunities to develop project proposals in forest governance and biodiversity conservation in field sites in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.

People Resources and Conservation Foundation (PRCF) is a non-profit, non-government, and non-membership organization.  PRCF promotes conservation, protection, and wise use of natural resources with sound social and economic development. PRCF works with rural people in developing countries, particularly with communities living next to protected areas, remnant forests, and degraded lands.

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Established in 2004, PRCF Vietnam works in the northern Vietnam highland limestone forests, particularly in the Na Hang/Ba Be Limestone Forest Complex. PRCF currently operates programs in five protected areas and forest locations, seeking collaborative solutions to conservation and sustainable livelihoods. Furthermore, with Vietnam being identified as a country particularly vulnerable to climate change, the PRCF has started activities to support community-based climate change adaptation, targeting households within and adjacent to protected areas.

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