Mekong Region Land Governance Project

Summary policy messages for draft amended law on forest protection and development

Summary policy messages for draft amended law on forest protection and development
Vietnam is in the process of reforming its forestry law. This law is important for millions of local people who depend on forests for their livelihood. To enhance the rights of local people in the law, FORLAND, a network of NGOs, has been advocating for improvements in the forestry law. This summary covers FORLAND ‘s recommendations to improve the recognition of the rights of forest communities, particularly ethnic minorities, to get secure tenure and access rights to natural forests.

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