Socio-economic impact assessment of mangroves replantation to encourage community-based mangroves protection and management in Bang La, Dai Hop and Tan Thanh coastal communes in Hai Phong City

 
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Mangroves in Dai Hop, Hai Phong © IUCN

Objectives

  • Improving community-based mangroves management through communication

  • Raising awareness about socio-economic impacts of 1050 ha rehabilitated mangroves

Background

  • 800 ha mangroves in the area, protecting a 12-km coastline and 22,000 people

  • Limited funding prevents adequate research on carbon absorption and economic impacts of the mangroves

  • 50% of the local population are aware of the importance of the mangroves area

Target beneficiaries

  • 450 - 500 local residents

  • 2,500 students

  • 25 employees of Vietnam Red Cross

Outputs

  • Meeting with local project partners on the work plan conducted in June 2014
  • Working with MERD on the assessment  methodology
  • Field surveys conducted in August 2014
  • Findings of the assessment report: mangroves bring direct livelihood benefits at US$319-498/ha/year (fishing) and USD45/ha/year (bees raising); 75-99% respondents feel more secured with mangroves protecting during typhoons; 63-98% respondents  have changed their view from “not necessary” to “very necessary” to protect mangroves; On average the replanted mangroves sequestration at 1.,204 tons of carbon equivalent to US$44.535/ha 
  • Series of communications on mangroves benefits undertaken: competition, TV and radio broadcasts, workshops.

Contributions to cross-cutting themes

  • Gender equality

  • Sustainable livelihoods

  • Civil society engagement

Project Facts

Country

Location

Bang La Commune, Dai Hop Commune and Tan Thanh Commune, Hai Phong City

Topic

Duration

1st Feb 2014 to 31st Jan 2015

MFF Grant Amount

VND421,722,000

Co-financing Partner

  • Vietnam Red Cross: VND237,752,000

  • Public contribution: VND162,000,000

Implementing Partner

Mr Phan Hong Anh - Research

MANGROVE ECOSYSTEM RESEARCH DIVISION (MERD)

Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (CRES)

Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU)

 No.58, Thinh Hao I lane, Ton Duc Thang street, Hanoi, Vietnam

Tel. 84-4-7335625; Fax: 84-4-7335624

E-mail: merd@netnam.vn

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