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Project title: CAULES
Description: The CAULES (Cantho University – University of Aarhus Link in Environmental Science) Project was identified in response to the general need for environmental management capacity in the Lower Mekong Delta (LMD) in Vietnam.
Its aim has been to strengthen the professional capacity in the Lower Mekong Delta (LMD) to address and solve problems related to the environment and natural resources management in this southern region of Vietnam. CTU as a local university, can play a decisive role in providing knowledge, education and human resources, as well as in raising awareness and taking an active part in finding local solutions to the many environmental problems in the delta.
The Danish Environmental Assistance to Vietnam at the time of the project design included 4 major components:
Project title: Training and Research on physiological constraints in aquaculture in the Mekong delta region (PhysCAM)
Description: The Mekong Delta covers approximately 12% of Vietnam’s total area, but accounts for more than half of the total agricultural production of the country and for more than 60% of its fish production (Huan et al., 1999). In 1999, this amounted to more than 450 k tons of fresh water fish and almost 150 k tons of crustaceans (Edwards and Allan, 2004). Associated with a shift from aquaculture aimed at meeting food demands of the family to income-based aquaculture, there has been an explosive increase in the area devoted to fish farms in the lower Mekong delta. There is little reason to believe that the economic and political forces behind this growth in the aquaculture industry will decrease in the near future. Pressures on both the environment and on expert personnel involved in advising the ind
Project Partner(s): College of Aquaculture af Fisheries, Cantho University
Project title: Principles for a Code of Conduct for the Sustainable Management of Mangrove Ecosystems: Mainstreaming conservation of mangrove biodiversity through consultation, field testing and adoption/endorsement of the Principles by national and multilateral organiz
Description: Based on work contracted by the World Bank to the International Centre for Mangrove Ecosystems (ISME) over the period July 26, 2002 to March 30, 2003 (contract number 7121028), a draft document “Principles for a Code of Conduct for the Management and Sustainable use of Mangrove Ecosystems” was prepared. This document was then modified and improved by incorporating additional material and views from a peer-review process that included a workshop convened by the World Bank in Washington 16-17 September 2003. This workshop was also attended by representatives from various organizations involved with coastal wetland management, including the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), International Society for Mangrove Ecosystems (ISME), Mangrove Action Project (MAP), National Oceanic and Atmosp
Project Partner(s): International Society for Mangrove Ecosystems (ISME)
Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia Pacific (NACA)
World Bank - Netherlands Partnership Programme
Project title: Livelihoods in and around Marine Protected Areas Component (LMPA)
Description: The Development Objective is that valuable habitats and their associated biodiversity in Vietnam’s coastal and marine waters are being protected and restored without compromising the livelihood requirements of poor and vulnerable communities.
This component will continue and expand Danish assistance to help Vietnam further develop its network of Marine Protected Areas based on a strong legal framework at national level and demonstration of effective local management system at the provincial levels, in which the sustainable livelihood needs of local communities living in and around MPAs are fully recognised and supported. 2 demonstration MPA sites, at Cu Lao Cham (Quang Nam) and Hon Mun (Khanh Hoa) will continue to receive support and a National MPA Training Centre will be established.