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General Information about 4 ethnic groups: Tay, Dao, H'mong and Thai in Vietnam. Cultural information for LiveDiverse. In Vietnam, the Dao community has a population of 685,432 inhabitants. They settle in the midland and mountainous provinces along the Vietnam-China, Vietnam borderlines and in North Vietnam, mainly concentrating in Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Lao Cai, yen Bai, Quang Ninh, Cao Bang, Bac Kan, Lai Chau, Lang Son, Thai Nguyen, Son La, Hoa Binh, Phu Tho. Recently, they have migrated to the Central Highlands and the eastern part of South Vietnam. The Dao community consists of many local subgroups such as Dao Quan Trang (White-clad Dao), Dao Quan chet (Tight-trousers Dao), Dao Tien (Coin Dao), Dao Thay Y (Indigo-clad Dao), Dao Do (Red Dao). In the past, they were also called Man, Dong, Trai, Dai Ban, Tieu Ban, etc., The Dao language belongs to the Hmong-Dao group. The Dao worship their ancestor called Ban Ho...
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EU-South-East Asia Expert meeting on conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity. Hanoi, Vietnam – 25-27 January 2010. The report is wrapping up the outputs from an expert meeting organised on 25-27 January 2010 in Hanoi at the National Agency for Science and Technology Information (NASATI) from the Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam to tackle the thematic “Environment – Conservation and sustainable management of natural and man-made resources and biodiversity”. Organised by NASATI (Vietnam), CNRS and CIRAD (France), three partners from the SEA-EU-NET Consortium, the workshop gathered around 25 experts from 8 different countries. Download.

IUCN Vietnam Strategic Framework 2007-2010.
Finding the balance in a changing world. IUCN, 2007.

Essentially, this Strategic Framework is a guidance document for IUCN Viet Nam and our national partners. IUCN, as a global organization, has a formal planning process, whereby all IUCN Global Programmes; Commissions;
Regions and countries contribute to the IUCN Intersessional Plan. This Strategic Framework 2007-2010 reflects the aims and priorities established in the IUCN Viet Nam's 2005-2008 Intersessional Plan and will provide
a solid foundation to the IUCN Viet Nam’s 2009-2012 Intersessional Plan in the process of development. Download.


Linking Poverty Reduction with Forest Conservation - Case Studies from Vietnam. Jason Morris, Le Thi Phi, Adnrew Ingles, John Raintree and Nguyen Van Duong, 2004.

In recent years there has been increasing discussion about the link between conservation, poverty reduction and human livelihoods, gaining momentum since the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. IUCN has intensified its attempts to address questions of ethics, poverty and human livelihoods in its conservation efforts. These efforts have emerged partly out of concerns for the interests of the poor, partly out of recognition that conservation efforts will be more effective if carried out with the participation of rural people, and partly out of a pragmatic recognition that donor funding for conservation is increasingly dependent on demonstrated linkages with livelihoods and poverty reduction. Download.


Vietnam National Plan for Environment & Sustainable Development 1991-2000. SCS, UNDP, SIDA, UNEP and IUCN, 1989.

The objectives of this plan, which has been taken the issues raised in the National Conservation Strategy as its point of departure, are to: (i) provide for the gradual development of a comprehensive framework for national and sub-national environmental planning and management; and (ii) lead to specific actions that are required in the short term to address priority problems at their roots. Download.


The National Conservation Strategy outlines the principles and means by which this environmental consciousness can be achieved. The main recommendations for priority action include bringing the population growth rate down to zero as soon as possible, launching a massive reforestation programme by planting millions of trees to restore the hydrological balance of the land, establishing a National Board of Environmental Coordination at the ministerial level with wide cross-sectoral powers to formulate and enforce new environmental legislation and regulations. Download.




Statutory and Customary Forest Rights and Their Governance Implications - The Case of Vietnam. IUCN, 2008.

This summary report is an output of a larger national study conducted by SVBC in Viet Nam (similar studieshave been conducted in other SVBC project countries). The study aimed to: (i) identify policy, legal, institutional and economic obstacles to sustainable and equitable forest management at the local level; and (ii) make recommendations for future SVBC activities.

The study followed the tripartite approach in two ways. First, it was conducted by consultants from three different backgrounds, namely, statutory law, social science and resource economics. Second, it benefited from the contributions of three different stakeholder groups: state organizations, national and international NGOs, and individuals as well as private enterprises. Download.

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