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USAID BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION
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Viet Nam is one of the world’s most biodiverse countries, but decades of illegal logging, wildlife trade, and agricultural conversion have led to staggering losses of natural forest and wildlife, with some species on the edge of extinction.

Securing the remaining strongholds of intact forest and wildlife is essential in the ecosystem balance protection and ability to develop a sustainable socio-economy.

The USAID Biodiversity Conservation is a part of the Technical assistance project “Sustainable Forest Management and Biodiversity Conservation (VFBC)” with funding from USAID which is being implemented from 2021-2026 for biodiversity conservation at national forest areas of high conservation values.

WWF-Viet Nam in partnership with Management board for Forestry Projects – Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development implements USAID Biodiversity Conservation at 21 special-use and protection forest areas at 7 provinces including: Quang Nam, Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue, Quang Binh, Lam Dong, Cuc Phuong National Park (Ninh Binh), Vu Quang (Ha Tinh), and Cat Tien National Park.

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The goal of USAID Biodiversity Conservation Project is to maintain and increase forest quality as well as to protect and stabilize wildlife populations in national parks and nature reserves in Viet Nam with total areas up to 700,000 hectares.

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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.

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700,000 HA

of biological significance under improved management.

7,870 people

with improved economic benefits.

40 communities

linked with sustainable value chain production.

9 villages

active in community-based eco-tourism.

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