Local Commitment and Participation

Published: 13 May 2020
Last edited: 27 May 2020

Van Long NR has received strong commitment and participation of local communities in protecting and maintaining ecological and cultural values of Van Long. This is considered as a unique community-based management model in Vietnam. Given that the Van Long is different to other protected areas in the remoter reaches of Vietnam’s rural hinterland, Van Long is in the heartland of the kinh majority Vietnamese, in a highly human dominated landscape, on the very outskirts of  the Hanoi capital.


Co-management building
Communication, outreach and awareness building
Management planning
Sustainable livelihoods
Scale of implementation
Phase of solution
Planning phase
Inception phase

Enabling factors

Based on its thoroughly understanding of the local socio-economic situation, Van Long NR has developed the plans to ensure the conservation and maintenance of historical, cultural, and ecosystem values. The Sustainable Conservation and Development Planning and Annual Operational Plan include direction and clear and appropriate and management guidelines.

Lessons learned

The planning process has consulted relevant stakeholders particularlly the local community, used the information about socio-economic conditions and real situation in most conformity. In addition, local community is benefited from tourism activities and water resources for agriculture.