Nghe An develops biosphere reserve

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recently granted the Nghe An Province People's Committee a certificate recognizing Vietnam's sixth world-class biosphere reserve in the west of Nghe An Province, increasing the total UNESCO-recognized biosphere reserves in Vietnam to eight. The Western Nghe An Biosphere Reserve is the largest of its kind in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. It covers 1,303,285ha in nine western districts in Nghe An, including a core zone of 191,922ha, buffer zone of 503,270ha and transitional zone of 608,903ha with a population of 473,822 comprised of more than 10 ethnic groups. The reserve connects three…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge - The UNESCO Representative in Vietnam on April 29 presented the title of World Biosphere Reserve to the Western Nghe An Biosphere Reserve in the central province of Nghe An. "We expect through this recognition, the national umbrella with several hundred members living in the Biosphere Reserve will have the opportunity to benefit from the development and use of their traditional knowledge to improve lives and protect the natural ecology, " said Katherine Muller Marin, UNESCO Representative in Vietnam at the ceremony. She said that the Western Nghe An Biosphere Reserve should be considered as a "living laboratory"…... [read more]

Biosphere reserves proposed (20-05-2009) Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale: A view of Cham Islands. Documents proposing Cham Islands as a global biosphere reserve have been submitted to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). — VNS File Photo HCM CITY — Documents on the Cham Islands and Ca Mau Cape have been submitted to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) for approval as global biosphere reserves. The two spots have been officially nominated for biosphere reserve status by UNESCO's Viet Nam Committee. The nomination will be part of the 21st session…... [read more]

Documents on the Cham Islands and Ca Mau Cape have been submitted to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) for approval as global biosphere reserves. The two spots have been officially nominated for biosphere reserve status by UNESCO's Vietnam Committee. The nomination will be part of the 21st session of the International Coordination Council of Man and the Biosphere Programme, to take place on the Republic of Korea's Island of Jeju from May 25-29. According to the UNESCO Vietnam Committee, the two sites are likely to be added to the UNESCO's World Network of Biosphere Reserves as…... [read more]

The Hanoi Times - Vietnam's Cu Lao Cham (ChamIslands) and Mui Ca Mau (Ca Mau Cape) are o­ne step away from being recognized as world biosphere reserves, the Vietnam UNESCO Committee announced Friday. The two spots will be officially nominated for biosphere reserves status by the Vietnamese government later this month. The nomination will be part of the 21st session of the International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Program o­n the South Korean island of Jeju from May 25 to 29. According to the Vietnam UNESCO Committee, the two sites are likely to be added to the…... [read more]

The two spots have been officially nominated for biosphere reserve status by UNESCO’s Vietnam Committee. The nomination will be part of the 21st session of the International Coordination Council of Man and the Biosphere Programme, to take place on the Republic of Korea’s Island of Jeju from May 25-29. According to the UNESCO Vietnam Committee, the two sites are likely to be added to UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves as conservation areas that focus on sustainable development as well as environmental protection. Truong Van Bay, vice chairman of Hoi An and a member attending the session, said the recognition…... [read more]

The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has officially recognized a western area of the central Nghe An province as a World Biosphere Reserve, announced the provincial People's Committee. The Western Nghe An Biosphere Reserve, covers an area of more than 1 million hectares spanning nine mountainous districts: Ky Son, Tuong Duong, Con Cuong, Thanh Chuong, Quy Hop, Quy Chau, Que Phong, Tan Ky and Anh Son.As part of the Reserve, the Pu Mat National Park is regarded as its nucleus which is home to more than 2,400 plant and 900 animal species including the recently discovered Sao La…... [read more]

The United Nation's Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has officially recognized Nghe An Province's western area as a World Biosphere Reserve at a meeting Wednesday in Paris. The Western Nghe An Biosphere Reserve, which covers 1.3 million hectares bordering Laos, is the only area in Southeast Asia with primary forests unexplored by scientists. The region boasts remarkable biodiversity ranging from lowland evergreen monsoon forests to elfin cloud forests at altitudes of 2,300 meters. Among the indigenous wildlife animals is the Sao La (pseudoryxnghetinhensis) or Vu Quang ox, which was first discovered late last century and is among the world's most…... [read more]

(VEN) - The Ninh Binh Province Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Ninh Binh Province Department for Sea and Islands, in coordination with the Vietnam MAB (Man and Biosphere Program) National Committee and the Center for Marinelife Conservation and Community Development (MCD), sponsored a conference 'approaches to developing biosphere reserves in coping with climate change in Vietnam'. The conference was designed to provide an opportunity for managers from eight biosphere reserves in Vietnam to exchange information and experiences, including new methods and technologies, in order to improve the value of local products related to biosphere reserves and world heritage sites…... [read more]

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