VietNature was transformed from the BirdLife International Vietnam Program as BirdLife’s affiliate in Vietnam. Inheriting the prestigious science base of BirdLife International, VietNature is well placed to build national leadership and capacity and constituency by focusing on conservation action on the ground (of species & sites); biodiversity monitoring; biodiversity with link to human well-being & in context of climate change; conservation science capacity building; and environmental awareness raising and education.
BirdLife Vietnam Programme, since its inception twenty years ago has been an important driving force for conservation in the country. The significant conservation outcomes BirdLife has achieved in Vietnam (and Indochina) includes expansion of the national protected area system; discoveries of four new bird species and rediscoveries of a number of others; successful delivery of major conservation initiatives on the ground and publication of authoritative materials on the avifauna of Vietnam. BirdLife Vietnam have established its reputation as a provider of reliable information and technical assistance for informed decision making in conservation.
Viet Nature’s Project highlights
COMMUNITY BASED NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (CBNRM)
A new model of CBNRM was successfully piloted and expanded in Quang Tri Province, combining long term forest protection contracts with rattan enrichment planting and sustainable harvesting, processing and marketing for improved livelihoods of indigenous communities. This model contributes to expanding communities’ natural assets, and has attracted the interest of private sector as well as other livelihood/development-oriented donors.