Sustainable livelihoods needed for forest conservation

A webinar held on December 24 pointed out the need to develop sustainable livelihoods for residents in the buffer zones of nature reserves and national parks so as to help with forest conservation.

A representative from the Vietnam Administration of Forestry said it is necessary to promote livelihood development models for residents in the buffer zones. Besides, the models should also be combined with the national target programmes on new-style rural area building and socio-economic development in ethnic minority and mountainous areas so as to support those communities.

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