WWF's Asia Pacific Representative meets with Vice Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Ministry
The Vice Minister of MONRE, has acknowledged WWF as one of MONRE's strategic partners in the conservation of biodiversity and the sustainable use of natural resources since 2004 when the Ministry was first established. In the past nearly 15 years, WWF and MONRE has been working together in various areas with some highlights including wildlife protection; biodiversity law composition and revision; Ramsar sites designation which helped Tram Chim, U Minh Thuong, Mui Ca Mau National Parks and Lang Sen Wetland becoming the Ramsar sites; studies on impacts of hydropower on the Mekong’s mainstream; climate change adaptation which focused developing and implementing the Ecosystem-based Adaptation and recently the signing MOU on climate change long-term partnership.
It was a great honor of WWF to gain trust from MORNER to be one of its important partners and both parties are looking forward to strengthening this partnership in the future. In the coming time, the ministry is also looking forward to work with WWF in projects combating plastic waste as Vietnam is ranked as the fifth largest plastic waste contribution in the world and especially co-organising the Mekong Delta Forum in May, which will be attended by the Prime Minister, and many other projects.
The meeting was joined by leaders of the ministry’s agencies who have worked closely with WWF in many projects since 2004 including the Department of International Co-operation, Biodiversity Conservation Department, Institute of Strategies and Policy for Natural Resources and Environment, Administration of Sea and Islands, and Vietnam Environment Administration and the country director of WWF-Vietnam and its heads of programs.