Organisation’s aim: The mission of Viet Nature Conservation Centre (Viet Nature) is to research and apply sustainable solutions to nature and biodiversity conservation; to maintain and restore ecosystems; to manage natural resources sustainably; and to make appropriate responses to climate change.
Viet Nature is a newly established Vietnamese non-governmental organisation (NGO), which has evolved from the BirdLife Vietnam Programme. As a consequence, Viet Nature has inherited a prestigious portfolio and conservation track record stretching back 20 years.
Partnership with WLT
Mutual contacts at BirdLife International brought about initial introductions between Viet Nature and World Land Trust (WLT). The relationship with was reinforced by Viet Nature’s participation at the WLT and IUCN NL partners symposium (Singapore, September 2012) and IUCN NL’s REDD+ learning programme (Philippines, November 2012).
The partnership is working to protect the Watershed Protection Forest of Khe Nuoc Trong lying in the Annamite Mountain Range of north central Vietnam. The Carbon Balanced programme is central to this and WLT also funds reserve rangers through the Keepers of the Wild appeal.
Other projects and activities
Viet Nature has prioritised the following project areas: the Annamese Lowlands Endemic Bird Area (in Central Vietnam), the Central Highlands, the coastal wetland sites in Red River Delta and the Mekong River Delta. These priorities are based on BirdLife Vietnam Programme’s extensive knowledge of biodiversity inventory, monitoring and conservation planning.
Key project activities include:
- Species and habitats conservation and ecosystem restoration
- Community-based conservation and sustainable natural resource management
- Climate change mitigation and adaptation for biodiversity and human well being;
- Biodiversity monitoring and scientific research;
- Environmental awareness raising and education;
- Policy and advocacy for biodiversity conservation and sustainable natural resource management.
Director: Le Trong Trai
Address: Apt 202, Building 18T2, Le Van Luong Str, Hanoi, Vietnam