Tourism has become an important source of income in many countries. Tourism not only creates jobs, generates income but is also an effective tool that facilitates the service chains and goods consumption to leverage economic and social development. In addition, tourism could positively support the development, such as boosting creative ideas and new, smart businesses, creating new services and improving infrastructure development and transportation. In addition, tourism also helps to improve access to information, promote cultural exchanges, education, sustain and preserve the local cultural values.
Binh Lieu district is a remote mountainous district of Quang Ninh province. Binh Lieu is well known for its spectacular mountainous landscapes and majestic features of a border region. In addition to these natural values, there are traditional cultures of the Dao, Tay and San Chi ethnic groups with their unique lifestyle and customs. The nature and culture values make Binh Lieu district a land of tourism potentials that could be used to attract tourists and travellers. Therefore, having a proper development plan and adaptive practices would ensure the district’s advantages in using its tourism potential as an effective development tool to boost local economy and sustain livelihoods, especially for ethnic minority communities.
Recognizing these unique potentials, the Center for Nature Conservation and Development (CCD) in collaboration with administrative apparatus of Binh Lieu district to formulate a tourism development plan to advance the tourism potential into practices. The plan would not only help tourism development, but to support poverty reduction, socio-economic improvement and gender equity. The tourism plan, with a vision to 2030 will help transform the district’s economic and services structure, thus creating more jobs, increasing incomes and awareness of the local community, and more importantly, helping the district achieve sustainable development goals.
Picture 1: The “Dinosaur Spine”/“Dinosaur Backbone” at Hoanh Mo commune (Photo: Dung Bui/CCD)
Picture 2: A grand view at Khe Moi hamlet, Dong Van commune (Photo: Vi Bui/CCD)
Picture 3: A Dao woman is embroiding a traditional costume (Photo: Vi Bui/CCD)
Picture 4: A San Chi ethnic woman at local market (Photo: Dung Bui/CCD)
Picture 5: A traditional collate of the Tay ethnic minority (Photo: Vi Bui/CCD)
Picture 6: The planning team at the Cao Ba Lanh summit (Photo: Vi Bui/CCD)
Picture 7: Assoc. Prof./PhD Pham Hong Long sharing tourism development ideas at Binh Lieu District People’s Committee (Photo: Vi Bui/CCD)
The World Environment Day this year is to focus on the theme “Reimagine. Recreate. Restore” the ecosystem with the aim to heal the damage of ecosystems, including forest ecosystems.
Continue reading “Reforestation in Xuan Lien Nature Reserve and Happy World Environment Day!”
Research and conservation for the Lorises (Nycticebus spp.) in Xuan Lien Nature Reserve in April 2021
Lorises are nocturnal and arboreal primate (in contrast to many other species of the primates), so studying them is often difficult and time consuming. Up to the present, there are few researches have been done to study the species in Vietnam. Lack of necessary information on the species’ populations and threats limits conservation efforts. Continue reading “Research and conservation for the Lorises (Nycticebus spp.) in Xuan Lien Nature Reserve in April 2021”
The booming of wildlife poaching and trafficking lead to a serious declining for turtles and tortoises in Vietnam. Most of the species are now facing serious threats include extinction risk. Because of the trafficking, some species are now considered to be extinct in their former known ranges. Continue reading “Studying and monitoring turtles and tortoises in Xuan Lien Nature Reserve”
On March 2021, Center for nature Conservation and Development in collaboration with Xuan Lien Nature Reserve conduct a field surveys to identify the population and distribution of turtles, tortoise and Lorises in Xuan Lien. Continue reading “Lorises (Nycticebus Spp.) and turtles, tortoise conservation in Xuan Lien Nature Reserve”
Workshop on rosewood management and Non-detriment finding (NDF) report for Dalbergia cochinchinensis and D. oliveri in Vietnam
The Siamese rosewood (Dalbergia cochinchinensis) and Vietnamese rosewood (D. oliveri) are among the most threatened trees in Vietnam. Illegal logging and trade in timber of these two species to supply the high-end furniture market are ongoing even though they are protected by law. Continue reading “Workshop on rosewood management and Non-detriment finding (NDF) report for Dalbergia cochinchinensis and D. oliveri in Vietnam”
Seminar on improving quality of community-based tourism to support the protection of Trang An World Heritage
Situated near the southern margin of the Red River Delta, the Trang An Landscape Complex is a spectacular landscape of limestone karst peaks permeated with valleys, many of them partly submerged and surrounded by steep, almost vertical cliffs. Continue reading “Seminar on improving quality of community-based tourism to support the protection of Trang An World Heritage”
Continuing the training series to improve capacity for staff, Center for Nature conservation and Development (CCD) held a training on photography and photo editing. Dr. Pham Hong Long and some experienced researchers enthusiastically shared the basic techniques and skills in photography, especially skills and practice in the field. Continue reading “Training and sharing experiences on photography and photo editing”
Training and sharing experiences on Small Mammals, Bats and Bird research and conservation in Vietnam
Continuing the training series that Center for Nature conservation and Development (CCD) is implementing to improve research and conservation capacity for CCD’s staffs. February 2021, in collaboration with Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources (IEBR), CCD held a training on “Research and conservation for small mammals, bat and bird in Vietnam”. Continue reading “Training and sharing experiences on Small Mammals, Bats and Bird research and conservation in Vietnam”
Illicit exploitation of forest resources is a challenge for forest protection and biodiversity conservation efforts in Vietnam. Illegal logging, specifically of precious timbers, has been being a huge pressure on protected areas where is the last home for endangered fauna and flora. Rosewood (Dalbergia) is one of the most threatened group of tree species because of the illegal logging and trade. Consequently, their number of mature individuals has been significantly declined or even wiped out in most of their known ranges. Currently, in Vietnam rosewoods could only be found in small populations in some protected areas and protection forests in the Central and Southern provinces. Continue reading “Imprisonment logger for illegally logged rosewood in Cat Tien National park”