Dự án bảo tồn đồng cỏ bàng Phú Mỹ (Phu My Lepironia Wetland Conservation Project)
Located in the southwest corner of the Mekong Delta, the Ha Tien Plain is a shallow basin where floodwaters pool to create vast grasslands. In response to several failed attempts to convert the plain for Eucalyptus forestry, rice cultivation, and shrimp aquaculture, a partnership between conservationists and a local village community has demonstrated that its resources can be sustainably managed for both environmental and economic gain.
TheD? án b?o t?n ??ng c? bàng Phú M? (Phu My Lepironia Wetland Conservation Project) has successfully conserved a 2,890-hectare area of wetlands rich in Lepironia grasses, and has trained local community members in sustainable harvesting techniques. Value-added secondary processing enables community members to transform dried grass stems into high-quality handicrafts. Incomes for more than 2,000 farmers have increased by as much as 500 per cent, and awareness of the value of the local wetland ecosystem has grown considerably.
Equator Prize Winner: 2006
Location: Ha Tien Plain, Southwest Mekong Delta
Beneficiaries: 200 families
Biodiversity: Lepironia grassland
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Equator Prize 2006
Asia And The Pacific
Dr. Tran Triet
Director, Southeast Asia Program, International Crane Foundation
Phu My Lepironia Wetland Conservation Project
Tel: + 84 913634724 84
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]
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