Wildlife conservation contributors to be honoured
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will honour organisations and individuals that have made great contributions to wildlife conservation between 2010 and 2020.
The event is aimed to recognise the contribution of organisations and individuals in wildlife conservation during the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity and encourage scientific research and solutions on endangered wild animal protection.
Any individual and organisation who discovered one or many new wild animal species or had successfully-applied solutions on wildlife conservation can send dossiers to the organisation board until December 31.
As many as five individuals and ten organisations with the most outstanding achievements in wildlife conservation are expected to be honoured. An awards presentation ceremony is scheduled to be held in the second quarter of 2021, in tandem with the International Day for Biological Diversity.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will set up a council for selecting dossiers. A deputy minister of Natural Resources and Environment will chair the council.
The country currently has 173 protected areas covering more than 2,500 hectares, including 33 national parks, 66 nature reserves, 18 species and habitat conservation areas and 56 landscape protection areas. Many nature reserves and areas have been internationally recognised such as nine world biosphere reserves, three UNESCO world heritage sites, nine world Ramsar sites, and 10 ASEAN heritage gardens. Dtinews
In recent decades, along with the robust development of the economy, the demand for wildlife in Vietnam, especially in big cities, has increased.
Vietnam will honour organisations and individuals with great contributions to wildlife conservation in the 2010-2020 period.