Nguyen The Dong, VEA Deputy Head, reported this at a seminar in Hanoi on March 23 to build the national strategy for bio-diversification by 2020.
Over the past years, Vietnam has shown strong its determination to protect natural resources and biodiversity through building policies and plans on biodiversity conservation, such as the Fisheries Law in 2003, Law on Forest Protection and Development in 2004, Law on Environmental Protection in 2005 and Law on Bio-diversification in 2008.
However, there remain difficulties in building and carrying strategies and policies for biodiversity conservation. The Prime Minister has called for coordinated efforts of relevant agencies as well as domestic and foreign organizations to build the strategy by 2020.
A draft strategy will be submitted to the Government for approval and issuance in late 2012.