Opportunities and challenges for mangrove management in Vietnam Lessons learned from Thanh Hoa, Thai Binh and Quang Ninh provinces

Mangroves play an important role in providing goods (forest products and fishery resources) and services, both to the marine environment and people. However, in Vietnam, mangrove forests have been threatened by economic pressures and climate change. Mangrove protection and restoration have been key features in forestry

policies over the last few decades, but studies on them rarely provide in-depth analysis, nor lessons learned from previous implementation to inform future policies. Using case studies from Thai Binh, Quang Ninh and Thanh Hoa provinces, this report aims to address these knowledge gaps and analyze both opportunities and constraints for mangrove protection and management in Vietnam.

The report also aims to provide lessons learned on how existing and new policies can maximize opportunities and overcome problems.

This study has adopted a mixed research methodology. In total, 240 people participated in focus group discussions (68 in the older men’s group, 52 in the younger men’s group; 63 in the older women’s group and 57 in the younger

women’s group). In addition, 604 households participated in the household surveys. We also conducted 24 key informant interviews with local authorities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community representatives.

Findings were presented and verified at a national consultation workshop with 42 participants as well as a provincial consultation workshop with 32 participants….

Authors: Pham, T.T.; Vu, T.P.; Pham, D.C.; Dao, L.H.T.; Nguyen, V.T.; Hoang, N.V.H.; Hoang, T.L.; Dao, T.L.C.; Nguyen, D.T.

Topic: mangroves, climate change, ecosystem services, land use, deforestation, degradation

Geographic: Viet Nam

Series: CIFOR Occasional Paper no. 198

Pages: 57

Publisher: Bogor, Indonesia, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Publication Year: 2019

ISBN: 978-602-387-123-0

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17528/cifor/007405

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Sources: https://www.cifor.org/library/7405/

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