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
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.
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.
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
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