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Viet Nam - Overview

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Biodiversity Facts

Status and trends of biodiversity, including benefits from biodiversity and ecosystem services

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

Vietnam is situated in the eastern part of the Indochina Peninsula and stretches over 15 latitudes (1,650 km). Its marine territory is large and consists of a coastline 3,260 km in length and thousands of islands... More »

Main pressures on and drivers of change to biodiversity (direct and indirect)

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

Threats to biodiversity in Vietnam include population growth and consequent consumption growth, overexploitation of natural resources, characterized by illegal exploitation of timber and non-forest timber products, unsustainable fishing and illegal wildlife hunting and trade... More »

Measures to Enhance Implementation of the Convention

Implementation of the NBSAP

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

Vietnam’s first National Biodiversity Action Plan (NBAP) was approved by the Prime Minister in 1995. The second NBAP was completed in 2007, covering 5 broader goals, accompanied by specific and measurable objectives and indicators... More »

Actions taken to achieve the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

There have been dramatic developments in protected areas nationwide, in terms of number and extent of area covered. Between 1990 and 2006, forest coverage, including natural forest and plantation forest, had risen to 38.2%, representing an increase of more 10% over this period... More »

Support mechanisms for national implementation (legislation, funding, capacity-building, coordination, mainstreaming, etc.)

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

Measures for the protection of the environment and particularly the conservation and development of biodiversity resources have been integrated into Government policies, as well as in sectoral and intersectoral plans and programmes for agriculture, tourism, trade, finance, education, among others... More »

Mechanisms for monitoring and reviewing implementation

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

Apart from periodic monitoring of forest resources on sample national plots, through a programme presided over by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, most of the monitoring activities for biodiversity have since 1995 focused on aspects of species and habitat diversity... More »

National Contacts

Full details of national contacts »

Convention on Biological Diversity

Dr. Cach Tuyen Bui
CBD Primary NFP
H.E. Mr. Dung Vu
CBD Secondary NFP
Mr. Anh Cuong Pham
GSPC NFP
Ms. Tran Huyen Trang
GTI NFP
Embassy of Vietnam
CHM NFP
Ms. Le Thanh Binh
CHM NFP, SBSTTA NFP
Ms. Thi Thanh Nhan Hoang
ICNP ABS NFP, Protected Areas NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Dr. Cach Tuyen Bui
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP
Ms. Thi Thanh Nhan Hoang
BCH NFP

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