(QNO) - The Carbon & Biodiversity Project (CarBi) – Phase II has just been approved by the Quang Nam provincial People’s Committee. The project is sponsored by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU) of Germany through WWF Vietnam.
The project costs nearly 1.84 million euros (about USD 2.1 million), lasting from March 2019 to March 2025 under the leadership of the Quang Nam provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The goal of the project is to effectively protect the biological diversity and the ecosystems of the trans-boundary forest landscapes of the Central Annamites in Vietnam and Laos through improved management of natural resources. In Quang Nam, the project is carried out in the saola (Pseudoryx nghe inhensis) natural reserve in Dong Giang and Tay Giang districts.
When the project is finised, protected area network is expanded and effectively protected; capacities of local agencies to implement national policies and international regulations on illegal wildlife and timber trade are enhanced; community engagement in sustainable natural resource management and protection has increased; and sustainable financing mechanisms are developed and promoted to key decision makers.