Tạp chí Khoa học, T. 98, S. 10 (2014)

Cỡ chữ:  Nhỏ  Vừa  Lớn

LOCAL FOREST GOVERNANCE AND PAYMENT FOR FOREST ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES IN LAM DONG PROVINCE, VIETNAM

Trần Nam Thắng, Hoàng Thị Hồng Quế

Tóm tắt


In order to evaluate the local governance of forest resources in Lam Dong in the Payment for Forest Environmental Service program, we interviewed, held group discussions with local people in the 2 communes Bao Thuan in Di Linh District and Da Chais in Lac Duong district, Lam Dong Province. We found that local people are, to some extend, different in their participation in forest governance. There are several related stakeholders that are directly involved in the local forest governance system, including forest owners (Protected are, special use forest, forest management board, State forest enterprises); forest protection department (local forest rangers); Commune People’s Committee and local communities. There are differences in the participation of those related stakeholders due to their rights and responsibilities in forest protection and management. We found that local people have not really participated in the local forest governance process. They are quite passive in the whole contracting process. The current benefit sharing mechanism does not really attract the participation and contribution from related stakeholders. The study suggests that, it is needed to revise the benefit sharing mechanism in order to attract the active participation of all related stakeholder especially local people for a sustainable protection and management of forest resources as well as improve the livelihood of local people. It is also important to have short-term livelihood improvement as well as long-term training to improve the capability of local people.



 

Tạp chí Khoa học - Đại học Huế

04 Lê Lợi, TP. Huế

Hue University Journal of Science