On April 7th, 2023, at Ba Vi National Park, Save Vietnam’s Wildlife collaborated with Vietnam Administration of Forestry and CITES Vietnam to organize a conference aimed at gathering opinions and building a draft decree to replace Decree No. 06/2019/NĐ-CP and Decree No. 84/2021/NĐ-CP on the management of endangered and rare forest plants and wild animals, as well as the enforcement of the international treaty on trade of endangered and rare wildlife and plant species.
The conference was attended by 48 representatives. Photo © SVW – Pham Thong
The conference was chaired by Dr. Bui Chinh Nghia, Deputy Director of the Vietnam Forestry Administration, and Ms. Ha Thi Tuyet Nga, Director of the CITES management authority. It was attended by 48 representatives from state management agencies such as the Institute of Ecology, the Special-Use Forest and Protection Management Department, the Forest Protection Department, as well as representatives from national parks and NGOs such as WWF, FAO, Traffic, HSI, GIZ, WCS, ATP, and some rescue centers.
During the conference, the Deputy Director of the CITES Vietnam management authority presented the necessity of drafting a new decree to replace Decree No. 06/2019/NĐ-CP and Decree No. 84/2021/NĐ-CP and outlined some general principles to be included in the government decree. Mr. Nguyen Van Thai, Executive Director of Save Vietnam’s Wildlife, also presented some recommendations to be included in the draft decree to address the difficulties encountered in implementing the two decrees.
Many opinions related to the amendment of the decree were also raised during the conference. Photo © SVW – Pham Thong
Later, the guests divided into groups to discuss the basic elements to be included in the draft decree. Ms. Ha Thi Tuyet Nga, Director of the CITES management authority, gave the conclusion of the conference, and instructed continued review of the content of the draft decree to comply with the constitution and other laws of the country, while reducing unnecessary administrative procedures to facilitate easy and accurate application of the decree by organizations, businesses, and individuals.