Consultation workshop on draft 10-year periodic review report of Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve period 2010 – 2020

‘The Consultation meeting on draft 10-year periodic review report of Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve, period 2010-2020’ was held on February 14th, 2020 at Ho Chi Minh city Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The workshop welcomes the presence of Mr. Nguyen Phuoc Trung – Director of Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, and Can Gio MBR Management Board; Mr. Le Minh Dung – Chairman of Can Gio District People’s Committee, Permanent Vice Director of Can Gio MBR and representative of Can Gio MBR Management Board, Man and the Biosphere Programme-Vietnam (MAB Vietnam), Department of Science and Technology, Department of Natural Resources and Environment, scientists, universities and Center for Nature Conservation and Development – CCD (consultation division and presenter).

Mrs. Vu Thuc Hien – CCD’s Vice Director presented the draft 10-year periodic report of Can Gio MBR. The report highlighted current status, changes and results over the past 10 years of Can Gio MBR. The results were specifically reflected by three biosphere reserve main functions are conservation, development and support. Participants appriciated achievements of Can Gio MBR in the period 2010-2019 and proposed specific activities/solutions to promote and enhance the value of Can Gio Mangrove in the future.

Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve, the first world biosphere reserve of Vietnam was designated by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on January 21st, 2000 covers an area of 70.445,34 ha including the whole of Can Gio protection forest and surrounding areas.
The Center for Nature Conservation and Development is maintaining support programme to enhance governance efficiency of Vietnamese protected areas (National parks, Nature reserves, Ramsar areas, Biosphere reserves). Improved governance will support to promote nature conservation effectiveness, biodiversity protection and create/support communities with stable livelihoods hence enhancing dweller’s life quality.

Photo 1: Mrs. Vu Thuc Hien – CCD’s Vice Director is presenting
Photo 2: Discussion on biosphere reserve management and the integration of activities of local green growth area
Photo 3: Discussion on biosphere reserve management and the integration of activities of local green growth area

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