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Traditional forests and ethnic minorities in Ho Moong commune, Sa Thay district, Kon Tum province
Author: CIRUM
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Keywords: Forest Land Allocation, Community Forest Management, Resettlement, Customary Law
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In 2013, CIRUM supported Ka Bay village to request that the local authorities allocate two forest areas near the village for water source management and protection. As a result, the Sa Thay District People’s Committee (DPC) granted Ka Bay a Land use rights Certificate for 30.8 ha of the watershed forest. Following Ka Bay village, in 2014, the three other villages of Dak Yo, Dak Wot and Ko Tu also filed applications to the local authorities for allocation of land and forest in order to maintain the village’s water source. Finally, they were also granted rights to use, manage and protect forests. Since then, beliefs and practices of the ethnic minority groups have gradually been revived, contributing to the stabilization of the people’s lives and the security of the commune.   

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