|Town/Region||Cam Ranh , Khanh Hoa|
|Date||22 Oct 2008|
Mangrove forest is an important ecosystem in tropical coastal areas regarding to living places, nursery areas of many valuable aquatic species, of which 90% of fisheries products come from there. In addition, mangrove forests have eco-tourism potential. Therefore, restoration of mangrove forest leads to increased ecosystem and species biodiversity plus the protection of sensitive coastal zones where many poor people live. The following actions are planned in the national strategy: strengthening the knowledge base; sustainable use of mangrove resources, conservation of mangrove habitats and rehabilitation of degraded mangrove ecosystems.
As limited budget, the first project supported by Rufford Small Grant could not meet the local volunteer’s requirement. However, through project’s activities with positive results, the local shrimp culture farmers have understood more negative consequence of destroying mangroves to environment and realized that no one but they themselves suffered from the negative impacts. The model of extension shrimp or crabs culture in mangrove forest has been applied in the some countries such as Thailand, Indonesia... Therefore, restoration of mangroves in fallow shrimp-farming ponds would improve the environment in the area, consequently, give the local farmers more chances to utilize the areas for extension aquaculture in sustainable way.
To carry out the project, the following activities will be done:
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One month-old shoot of mangrove (Area 3).
8Measuring two month-old mangroves in area 3 (Cam Thinh Dong, Cam Ranh, Khanh Hoa).
Four month-old mangroves with 4-6 leaves in area 3 (Cam Thinh Dong, Cam Ranh, Khanh Hoa).
Measuring the height of the mangroves in area 4 (Cam Thinh Dong, Cam Ranh, Khanh Hoa).