Viet Nam is one of the countries in the world with the highest biodiversity, with a wide range of ecosystems including mountain, tropical forest, karst/limestone and marine and coastal ecosystems. Viet Nam has about 10 per cent of flora endemic to it and over 100 bird species endemic to it. Biodiversity loss in the country is mainly due to deforestation, poor agricultural practices, urbanization and climate change.
- BES-Net has supported Viet Nam through its national ecosystem assessment to better understand the country’s ecosystems and how to sustainably manage and conserve them.
- With support from the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation under the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations and UNEP-WCMC, Viet Nam is finalizing its assessment process and preparing to launch the report and summary for policymakers in 2022.
- The country is currently working to develop a plan to uptake key recommendations of the assessment process through priority policy and on-the-ground interventions for which catalytic support will be provided under BES-Net Phase II BES Solution Fund.