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Draft Biodiversity Status Maps for Your 6NR – Vietnam

At the beginning of the 6NR process, we challenged Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity to double the number of maps used from your 5NR to your 6NR. Are you on track to meet this challenge? We have exciting news for you!  Using the UN Biodiversity Lab, and the global datasets available within it, we created 18 draft biodiversity status maps for your country.

The Role Of Women In Early REDD+ Implementation: Lessons For Future Generations

Researchers and practitioners have extensively discussed the potential of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) strategies to help or harm forest-based communities, but less attention has been paid to the gender dimensions of this conservation intervention. Safeguard policies aim to ensure that REDD+ does not harm women, but interventions that do not seek to address gender imbalances at the outset could end up perpetuating them.

Tourism On The Fast Track: Challenges For Sustainability And Development In The World Natural Heritage Site Phong Nha - Ke Bang, Central Vietnam

Located in Quang Binh Province on Vietnam’s North Central Coast, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park (PNKB) was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003 for its unique geology and geomorphology. The Park also features a high level of biodiversity. The Park is managed by a National Park Management Board (NPMB). The Board is appointed by the Province which finances park operations and management. 65,000 people live in the 13 rural communities in the buffer zone of PNKB and including around 400 ethnic minority people living within the Park borders.

Equator Initiative Case Study - Bamboo Village of Phu An

The village of Phu An, located north of Saigon, was heavily bombed during the Viet Nam War. The Bamboo Village of Phu An has created an Eco-Museum of Bamboo and Botanical Conservatory with the aim of conserving biodiversity, protecting the region’s bamboo forests, and helping to “transform the iron triangle into a green triangle.” The initiative carries out conservation activities to protect and restore Viet Nam’s bamboo, including endangered species from across the country. More than 350 varieties of bamboo are stored in its museum and botanical conservatory.

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