“EACH UNIT – AN ACTION TO CONSERVE BIODIVERSITY IN DANANG CITY” WORKSHOP
2016-10-07 14:28:43 | Admin

This is one of the important activities of Capacity Building Project for Greenviet in designing and implementing biodiversity conservation projects in Danang city, funded by the IUCN/CEPF in the years 2016 – 2017.

In recent years, conservation activities of Danang’s biodiversity have been a prioritized concern. Particularly, the Red-shanked douc langur in Son Tra Peninsula has been selected as an identification image of Danang in APEC Leaders’ Week 2017 and this is a huge motivation for the city’s biodiversity conservation work. Aiming to enhance the biodiversity conservation activities of Danang during the years 2016 - 2017, Greenviet Biodiversity Conservation Centre (GreenViet) organized the workshop “Each Unit – An action to conserve biodiversity in Danang city” on September 22, 2016 in order to call for functional units and organizations within Danang’s districts in developing activities that conserve biodiversity based on the mobilization of local resources to coordinate implementation.

The Workshop Participants

This is an operation under Objective 1 of the project "Capacity building for GreenViet" funded by IUCN / CEPF in the years 2016 to 2017 that aims to improve the biodiversity conservation of Danang. In Objective 1, mobilizing community involvement in GreenViet network will enhance its capacity in performing activities of biodiversity conservation in Danang.

The workshop was conducted with the participation of over 50 delegates from the state agencies, organizations, clubs, environmental youth groups in Danang such as Danang Environmental Protection Agency, the Ba Na - Nui Chua SUF Management Board, the Department of Natural Resources and Environment of districts, the Department of Culture and Information of districts, Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of districts, wards and universities, Danang RiverWatch Centre, Vì Biển Xanh Club, the Deaf Club, Connect Youth Group Club, etc

Within one day, the participants learned and analyzed the local community resources such as assets of individuals and communities (facilities, human resources and social assets, etc ...) based on Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) method.

Ms Le Thi Trang – GreenViet is introducing the ABCD method

Mr Nguyen Tan Tai is sharing the success story of Hai Chau district’s Youth Union

Exhibition of Success stories

Assets of individuals from groups

After the workshop, there are plenty of ideas given by the participants probably going to be done within the next 3 months to contribute to the protection of biodiversity in their locality such as: “Youth journey” of Mr. Linh - Cam Le District Youth Union; “Protecting the Red-shanked douc langur in primary schools” program of Ms. Tam - Department of Natural Resources and Environment of Hai Chau District; “Meeting Ceremony and the Knowledge Contest about environmental protection laws” of Mr. Hoang - People's Committee of An Khe Ward; “Green School Program” of Department of Natural Resources and Environment of Hoa Vang District; “Biodiversity Information boards Program” of Son Tra Eco-Tourism Sea Board; “Photography exhibition on biodiversity” of Department of Education and Training;  Ba Na Management Board with the idea of building up Ba Na information website on biodiversity; and “Fun with wild animals program” at Danang library done by GreenViet’s volunteer network.

Sharing the activities scheduled to be held within the next few months:

Mr Linh – Cam Le District Youth Union, Youth journey

Ms Tam – Department of Natural Resources and Environment of Hai Chau District, Protecting the Red-shanked douc langur in the primary school program

Mr Hoang – People's Committee of An Khe Ward, Meeting Ceremony and the Knowledge Contest about environmental protection laws


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