Sustainable management of natural forest through improving awareness and building capacity to improve the rights and legal status of ethnic minority communities to natural forest in central Vietnam (2012-2014)

Community forests exists as part of local traditions, linking people’s interests with the community’s spiritual and religious beliefs and playing a vital role in the life and culture of ethnic minorities. To promote interests of the community and their role in the sustainability of natural forest, the Government of Vietnam has been allocating forests to the community for long-term management and use since the 1990s

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