Over the course of history, wildlife hunting used to be a part of human’s way of life, especially for forest dwellers. In the old time, hunting was not considered illegal or unethical. However, with the alarming rate of human-induced degradation and extinction of many plant and animal species these days, wildlife exploitation and consumption have posed serious threats to nature. Without fundamental changes of social attitudes and behaviors toward wildlife, survival of many species will be at risk.
To engage journalists in raising public awareness and societal changes on wildlife conservation, PanNature organized the training workshop “Wildlife Conservation from Cultural and Community Perspectives” at Hua Tat village, Van Ho commune, Van Ho district, Son La province, from 27-29 November 2021.
The training attracted the participation of 26 participants, including journalists, cultural and conservation experts, and local community representatives.
Along with national programs on sustainable development and climate change response, small-scale projects with a bottom-up approach also play an essential role in implementing sustainable development goals. The paper analyzes the concepts of grassroots development and sustainable development based on a bottom-up climate change mitigation and adaptation project implemented in two Northwest provinces of Vietnam.
No construction work has followed the decision, and the issue went largely unnoticed until August, when Trinh Le Nguyen, executive director of the environmental NGO People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature), began writing about it on Facebook.
In a post dated Aug. 11, Nguyen noted that Tien Hai is part of the broader Red River Delta Biosphere Reserve. Established in 2004, the biosphere reserve spans 137,261 hectares (339,179 acres), including a core area, buffer zone and transition zone across terrestrial and marine areas.
“The core area, the heart of the biosphere reserve, includes Tien Hai Nature Reserve and Xuan Thuy National Park,” Nguyen wrote.