International Union for Nature Protection (IUCN) and Future Mangroves Program (Mangrove for the future - MFF) has decided to fund nearly $ 20,000 for the project of Building and implementing community models (special especially for women) using wisely and sustainably aquatic resources under the mangrove canopy in Xuan Thuy National Park, Nam Dinh.
According to Mr. Nguyen Viet Cach, Director of Xuan Thuy National Park, the project aims to create a co-management mechanism for aquatic resources under the canopy of mangroves and wetlands in Xuan Thuy National Park, contributing to the implementation of the war. conservation and sustainable development strategy for the region.
The project was implemented in 2012 with many activities such as surveying and assessing the status of exploitation of aquatic resources by local communities; develop a benefit sharing and community mechanism for responsible use of wetland resources, with strong participation of local communities through the series of dialogues and community consultations; institutionalize this regulation and organize the dissemination, implementation and supervision of the impact of the regulation; propagating forms of sustainable exploitation of aquatic products under the forest canopy for women through the Women's Union and media publications; Raising awareness of young people - future owners of mangroves, about related issues.
Xuan Thuy National Park area has a mangrove area of nearly 3,000ha and nearly 10,000ha of wetland. Every day, hundreds of people, mostly poor women, come here to exploit aquatic products.
In particular, at the peak of the clam harvest season and breeding crab seed, the number of people involved in fishing here is up to thousands of people every day.
This activity has created negative impacts such as seriously degrading the quality of mangrove ecosystems and affecting the livelihoods of local communities who depend on aquatic resources here.