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
Edwards’s Pheasant species research and monitoring programme has been implemented in the last 3 years in its historical distribution range in the Annamese Lowlands EBA. The intensive surveys provided update information for revision of Edwards’s Pheasant conservation status (Edwards’s Pheasant was up-listed to CR in early 2012), and firsthand information on a number of other globally threatened species occurred at the surveyed sites.