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The Effectiveness of Policy Implementation in the Forest Management Zones in Ca Mau, Vietnam

Hogestijn, J. (2023) The Effectiveness of Policy Implementation in the Forest Management Zones in Ca Mau, Vietnam.

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Abstract:This Master's research investigates the effectiveness of policies within the mangrove forest management zones, namely the production and protection zones, in Ca Mau Province, Vietnam. The study specifically focuses on the integration of mangrove-shrimp farming and the implementation of on-farm mangroves by farmers. Despite the prevalence of these forest management zones, mangrove deforestation continues to be a concern. The research employs various methods, including a comprehensive review of policy literature, remote sensing-based image analysis using Quickbird and GeoEye imagery, and survey analysis. The policy literature review reveals a complex landscape of overlapping policies. The image analysis results indicate no discernible difference in the implementation of on-farm mangrove cover between the production and protection zones. Moreover, the survey analysis highlights a convergence of perceptions among farmers in these zones, indicating a blurring of the once-distinct boundaries. These findings underscore the increasing inefficiency of the current forest management zones in Ca Mau and emphasize the urgent need for simplified jurisdictional systems and streamlined variables to promote effective mangrove management. Such efforts are crucial for the global mitigation of mangrove deforestation.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Can Tho University, Can Tho City, Vietnam
Faculty:ITC: Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation
Subject:01 general works, 02 science and culture in general, 38 earth sciences, 43 environmental science, 89 political science
Programme:Spatial Engineering MSc (60962)
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