Minister Le Minh Hoan: forests are not state-owned; The forest is ours

During the meeting with communities of buffer zone communes and forest protection contracts, Minister Le Minh Hoan shared that forests are not of the State but of all of us. Each citizen has the responsibility to contribute to the preservation and protection of forests so that they can enjoy sustainable benefits from forest resources. On the occasion of the trip to chair the High-level Workshop "Orientations and sustainable financial solutions for National Parks and Protected Areas", Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan spent time meeting and visiting the communities of people in buffer zone communes and having an informal conversation with the people of the organizations Forest protection. During the meeting, the Minister shared about the people of Thai Hai village, belonging to Thai Hai Ecological Ethnic Stilt House Village Reserve, Thai Nguyen province. He expressed his deep impression with the very natural and sincere way of doing tourism of Thai Hai villagers, through the integration of tourism activities into daily activities and long-standing indigenous cultural features of the Tay and Nung communities here. With the resources of Cat Tien forest, Dong Nai River, with indigenous culture bold mountains and forests of Southeast Vietnam, Minister Le Minh Hoan encouraged local people in Ta Lai commune as well as Chau Ma, Tien communities throughout the buffer zone communes of Cat Tien National Park also develop community-based ecotourism, Indigenous cultural characteristics are so. He emphasized that it is necessary to develop and supplement human resources to combine agriculture, conservation work associated with promoting ecotourism, in order to promote the strengths of available resources, improve the value of agricultural and forestry products and service value, thereby both bringing good livelihoods to people and increasing the effectiveness of propaganda for forest protection and wildlife conservation. On the part of the management department of Cat Tien National Park, it is necessary to regularly have civil transport activities, sharing with people about the importance of forests, the value and benefits of forest resources, from which the State and people unanimously coordinate, the forest protection is really effective. "Forests are not of the State; The forest is ours. Together we preserve and will benefit from the forest." – Minister Le Minh Hoan shared at the meeting with people of communes in the buffer zone of Cat Tien National Park, including community groups receiving forest protection contracts. Text Description automatically generated  

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