Dak Lak: Workshop on Research and Proposal of Biodiversity Conservation Solutions
On April 14, 2023, the Dak Lak provincial Union of Science and Technology Associations in collaboration with the Nature and Environment Protection Association of Dak Lak province organized a workshop “The Necessity to Research the Current Situation and Propose Solutions for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Environment".
The workshop was attended by 70 delegates within and outside the province, including government agencies, scientists, managers, research institutions, and universities in Dak Lak province.
Biodiversity in the Central Highlands is shaped by the unique natural conditions and natural resources, including forests. This is also a strength for the provinces in the Central Highlands to develop livelihoods, economy, and more. However, along with the social characteristics and the trend of unsustainable economic development, as well as shortcomings in management, many difficulties and challenges have arisen for biodiversity conservation in general and forest biodiversity in particular. Therefore, it can be seen that biodiversity is closely linked to cultural diversity and various factors.
Therefore, the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable environment in the Central Highlands must be approached in a way that takes into account the characteristics of the local ecosystem.
During the workshop, the delegates listened to 7 presentations from authors within and outside the province on various issues, such as: assessing the impact of forest conversion to rubber plantation in Dak Lak province and proposing sustainable forest management solutions; raising community awareness in the buffer zone for biodiversity conservation of Yok Don National Park; nature conservation and environmental protection; results of implementing environmental sanitation improvement models for ethnic communities in Chư Pui commune, Krông Bông district, and Bông Krang commune, Lak district in 2020-2021; monitoring the presence of Java Pangolin (Manis javanica) using camera traps in Chư Yang Sin National Park; conservation solutions for the Vietnamese cypress (Glyptostrobus pensilis (Staunton ex D. Don) K. Koch) at the Management Board of Thông Nước habitat and species management area, Ea Ral; and research on the testing of a solid waste incinerator with a capacity of 500-700 kg/h.
At the workshop, the delegates also proposed several solutions to link state management forces with the community in order to overcome barriers and achieve sustainable conservation and development of biodiversity and the environment based on Vietnamese laws.