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Collecting more than 1,000 billion VND per year from forest environmental services

(09:59:55 AM 28/11/2014)
(Tinmoitruong.vn) - United States Agency for International Development and Center for International Forestry Research have jointly organized the workshop “Payment for forest environmental services: Lessons learned in the Mekong sub-region”.

 Collecting more than 1,000 billion VND per year from forest environmental services

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Experts said that the forest ecosystem was very important for the sustainable development of each country, providing products for direct use in life and economy of people worldwide. Especially, the environmental services are created by forest ecosystems such as maintaining and regulating water resources, controlling erosion, flooding, carbon sequestration, conserving biodiversity...

On the basis of comparing the lessons of payment for forest environmental services between countries in the Mekong sub-region, including Vietnam, the delegates made recommendations on policies to support the community of people involving in forest development and protection; to improve the lives of people living on forest activities; and to propose solutions to making policy on adaption to climate change, mitigation and protection of forest degradation...

Currently, we have implemented three of five services in payment for forest environmental services including service of water source regulation, soil conservation, preventing erosion, tourist and landscape services. Through this policy, we have collected 1,200 billion VND every year from individuals, organizations, and enterprises to use forest services.

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