On June 25th and 26th , the management board of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park recently hosted a two-day Transboundary Cooperation Workshop between Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park (Vietnam) and Hin Nam No (Laos).
Approximately 80 attendees attended the workshop, including delegates from the Hin Nam No National Park and Khammouane Provincial Government, delegates from Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park and the Quang Binh Provincial Government. Other atendees included development delegates from the Germany Embassy, International NGO’s and Vietnam UNESCO.
The workshop was facilitated by Deutsche Gesellschaftfür Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) for the strengthening of Transboundary Cooperation for biodiversity conservation. It bring together relevant stakeholders of the two protected areas: Hin Nam No NPA and PNKB NP, two provinces: Khammouane and Quang Binh, include provincial and local authorities, technical agencies, notably law enforcement agencies in forest protection as well as representatives of local communities, representatives of the agencies at national level in charge of the management of protected areas in Vietnam and Laos and relevant international organizations to:
The meeting offered a rare opportunity for the neighbouring National Parks to exchange ideas, challenges, culture, and friendship. Most importantly is showed that work will continue across the border to protect these world-class biodiversity rich environments, and the hope for Transboundary conservation will prevail.Some pictures at the workshop: