Viet Nam is one of the world’s most biodiverse countries, but decades of illegal logging, poaching, wildlife trade, and agricultural conversion have led to staggering losses of natural forest and declines in wildlife populations, with some species on the edge of extinction.
There is an urgent need to secure the remaining strongholds of intact forest and wildlife to maintain nature and all the ecosystem services that it provides for our well-being and for a sustainable future.
To achieve this, USAID has provided funding for a five-year project - USAID Biodiversity Conservation (2020-2025), implemented by WWF, and in partnership with the Management Board for Forestry Projects, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). USAID Biodiversity Conservation works in 21 Special-Use and Protection Forests (SUFs, PFs) in 8 provinces: Quang Nam, Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue, Quang Binh, Lam Dong, plus Cuc Phuong National Park (Ninh Binh), Vu Quang National Park (Ha Tinh), and Cat Tien National Park (Lam Dong, Dong Nai).
The goal of USAID Biodiversity Conservation is to maintain and increase forest quality as well as to protect and stabilize wildlife populations in 700,000 hectares of SUFs and PFs in Viet Nam.
Strategic Approach 1
Promote conservation-friendly enterprises in forest communities.
Strategic Approach 2
Strengthen management of special-use and protection forests.
Strategic Approach 3
Increase functionality of the law enforcement system for forest and wildlife crimes.
Strategic Approach 4
Reduce local demand for illicit wildlife and forest products through behaviour change.
of areas of biological significance under improved management.
with improved economic benefits.
linked with sustainable value chain production.
active in community-based eco-tourism.
Highlighted figures and activities of USAID Biodiversity Conservation Project until August, 2022.