2018
by CCRD (Centre for Community Research and Development)

Support community protection of aquatic submersion vegetation habitats and of conservation of endangered seagrass and fish species in coastal Tam Giang lagoon in central Vietnam

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Community managed nature protection Ecosystem protection Species protection
2018
by CCRD (Centre for Community Research and Development)

Support community protection of aquatic submersion vegetation habitats and of conservation of endangered seagrass and fish species in coastal Tam Giang lagoon in central Vietnam

Project seeks to protect the coastal-lagoon submersion vegetation habitats and associated endangered seagrass (Halophila beccarii) and fish species listed in the IUCN redlist: Albula vulpes; Bostrichthys sinensis; Clupanodon thrissa; Megalops cyprinoides; and Anguilla bicolor Specific objectives are:

  • Improve the community Fishery Protected Areas (FPA) management and operation to protect effectively of aquatic submersion vegetation in 3 established FPAs
  • Strengthen community capacity and local stakeholder engagement for conservation of the lagoon endangered fish and seagrass species
  • Arrange and conduct participatory monitoring and evaluation (PM&E) of the lagoon submersion vegetation protection and of fish and seagrass species

Project provides training to 120 conservation actors then facilitates them to work in grounds in 3 selected FPAs as follows:

  • Improve FPA management: Training is organized to improve their FPA activity plan followed by field actions such as patrol, conservation organization
  • Build capacity on conservation: Participants are involved to develop “common practices for fish species conservation” and “common practice for habitat conservation” to be undertaken in their daily activities.
  • Operate participatory monitoring and evaluation (PM&E): This include training on PM&E followed by operating logbook and field PM&E led by communities
  • 3 Workshops to improve stakeholder engagement and policy
Name organisation:
CCRD (Centre for Community Research and Development)
Start date:
01-06-2018
Funding:
€10000
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Country/Territory:
Vietnam
Name organisation:
CCRD (Centre for Community Research and Development)
Start date:
01-06-2018
Funding:
€10000
Social media/website
Country/Territory:
Vietnam Africa

Tam Giang lagoon in Vietnam provides very important biodiversity, aquatic habitats, and sources of living

From the mid-term report: “The project activities in the selected FPAs were to implement community initiatives and plan as developed from the above conservation workshops. Activities being carried out include (1) improvement of FPA visibility for education of community tourism and conservation; (2) building people awareness and capacity for local fish species conservation; and (3) monitoring the status of endangered fish species in local lagoon habitat.

  • In FPA of Quang Loi commune: The fishing village developed more than 30 graffiti paintings on lagoon ecosystem and resources, fishery activities and fishing gears in support of the FPA activities. These paintings have attracted tourists’ attention and made local people proud of their resources. When tourism is promoted in a sustainable way, it will help to reduce the pressure from fishing in the fishery conserved area.
  • In FPA of Dien Hai commune: 20 artificial coral reefs were built and setup in lagoon FPA to provide shelter for nursery and migratory fishes.
  • In FPA of Loc Binh: a community museum of traditional fishing gears was established support community tourism associated with FPA in the commune. Traditional and sustainable fishing methods were introduced to local people and tourists especially the youth to raise their awareness of fishery resource protection.