MONRE proposes formulation of Vietnamese Ramsar Site Network

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) has suggested the establishment of a network of Ramsar sites in Viet Nam for better conservation of the country’s important wetlands. The move is an important step for Viet Nam to materialize the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance also known as the Ramsar Convention in Viet Nam and across the globe.

So far, nine wetlands in the country have been recognized as Ramsar sites. However, the management work of these Ramsar sites remains difficult and inefficient. Ramsar sites have yet fulfilled preset goals and strategic plans which are stipulated in the Ramsar Convention. In addition, modest management competence was to be blamed for biodiversity erosion in some Ramsar sites.

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