“This workshop is an opportunity for all stakeholders to recognize and evaluate the results achieved after 20 years of joining the UNESCO biosphere reserve network, while also discussing solutions for the sustainable management of biosphere reserves and development orientations for the network of biosphere reserves in the coming time,” said Mr. Vo Tuan Nhan, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, speaking at the workshop.
“It is essential to raise awareness about the crucial role of biosphere reserves in protecting the rich biodiversity of Viet Nam. We need stronger public partnerships and effective strategies for active local stakeholder engagement that will strengthen Viet Nam’s biosphere reserves for a better future for the country and achievement of the SDGs,” highlighted Ms. Sitara Syed, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Viet Nam.
“Biosphere Reserve” is a title awarded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to “coastal or terrestrial ecosystems that help promote solutions to harmonize protection and preserve biodiversity with sustainable use of that area.” The goal of the biosphere reserves is to ensure harmony between humans and nature through the implementation of the three main functions of conservation, development, and support. Approaches to managing the biosphere reserves are open, interdisciplinary, and multi-disciplinary./.Khac Kien