Workshop in Central Highland for contribution to the revised draft law on Forest protection and development

Date: 13/05/2017

This workshop is the following one after the other two workshops: the first was for Northern provinces organized in Lao Cai province on 7th April 2017 by the Vietnam Administration of Forestry, Lao Cai provincial department of Agriculture and rural development and CIRUM, ...


Co-management and protection of forests – suitable approach for the people living near forests in Bar Goc village, Sa Son commune, Sa Thay district, Kon Tum province

Date: 10/05/2017

Leasing contract for forest protection in combination with stabilization of livelihood of people living near forests is a policy of the state for many years. Reality shows that people can get limited economic benefit from such contract, therefore, effective of forest protection and ...


Vietnamese Forestry law should ensure the rights of ethnic minority people over their forest resources

Date: 29/04/2017

The rights of ethnic minority people (EM) over their traditional forest resources are the most discussed issues at lobby workshop to make sure the  livelihood of people living in and close to forests, and sustainable development of forests are secured. ...


The Thai ethnic minority people in Dong Van commune get long term land rights for the first time

Date: 28/04/2017

A ceremony for granting land right certificates to village communities in Dong Van commune, Que Phong district, Nghe An province was conducted at the communal office on 24th March 2017. Forty participants representing for 11 villages, especially 3 direct beneficial villages of Tuc, ...


Ethnic Minority Communities should regain equal rights to forests

Date: 10/04/2017

“Ethnic Minority Communities should regain equal rights to forests” become an outstanding message, which has been repeated at the Northern Regional Workshop to contribute to the revised draft law on Forest Protection and Development. The workshop, which was co-organized by Vietnam ...


CIRUM and LandNet's policy recommendations on household and community land are incorporated in a Decree guiding Land Law implementation

Date: 13/03/2017

CIRUM and LandNet are very happy to inform our donors, partners and supporters that our work lobbying, advocating and advising policy makers on the implementation of the 2013 Land Law has paid off with a ground-breaking decree recognizing the rights of forest living communities. ...


‘Kỵ Gió’ – a sacred day of the Red Dao people in Dền Sáng commune, Bát Xát district, Lào Cai province

Date: 06/03/2017

Similar to many other ethnic groups, the Red Dao people have their own taboo days. After the ritual ceremony for forest deities on the first day of the first lunar month, villagers practice the day for wind taboo, thunderstorm taboo and lightning taboo. Among those taboo days, the ...


Fencing community forest and solutions for community-based forest protection

Date: 06/03/2017

We often hear about fencing garden, and never or rarely hear about fencing forests. However, there is a fencing forest arising in the community of Ngải Phóng Chồ village of Cao Sơn commune, Mường Khương district, Lao Cai province. With efforts of the 93 households, each ...