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Welcome to the Vietnam pages of the protected areas review

22/03/04 PAD Review Launch - Hanoi

A first step has been taken to launch the set of eight PAD reports comprising four national reports, a regional report, field studies and lessons learned papers.

Hosted by the Forest Protection Department and with addresses from the Vice-Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development and the deputy Danish Ambassador to Vietnam, the first of four PAD launches took place today in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Full press release

National Report on Protected Areas and Development
Final version now available in English and Vietnamese

This national report is the culmination of the PAD Review process in Vietnam. It analyses the achievements and challenges of the Vietnam protected area system and its relationship with community development, water resources, energy, agriculture, fisheries, tourism, industry and biodiversity conservation. The national report concludes by recommending ways that the contribution of protected areas to economic development can be enhanced as a means to strengthen support for them.

Field study in Thua Thien Hue Province

The field study has been undertaken to understand the role of protected areas in the economy of Thua Thien Hue Province and in particular studies fisheries, irrigation, flood protection, local livelihoods, ecotourism and water supply.

Lessons learned in Vietnam [PDF 240 KB]

As a precursor to the national report the Vietnam lessons paper reviews the relationship between protected areas and development during the past decade and the various achievements and challenges facing Vietnam if the contributions of protected areas to development are to be protected and optimised.

Utilization of forest products and environmental services in Bach Ma National Park [40 KB PDF]

A study of 70 households living in the buffer zone of Bach Ma National Park to qualify and quantify their utilization of forest products from the protected area. Submitted in October 2002.

National round tables

Two national round tables brought together review partners from government, protected areas, donors and non-governmental organisations to review the lessons learned and the national report at key stages of the review process.

14/09/01 First National Round Table
22/05/02 Second National Round Table