The Bac Lieu Bird Garden is one of the two national nature reserves in Bac Lieu province (Photo: baobaclieu.vn)

Bac Lieu (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu plans to allocate 25.5 billion VND (1.12 million USD) for sustainably preserving and developing biodiversity in the locality, said Chairwoman of the People’s Council Le Thi Ai Nam.

Preservation of biodiversity will be mainstreamed in socio-economic development activities of sectors and fields, while developing local natural reserves in tandem with protecting and developing forests.

Ecotourism and biosafety will also be incorporated in projects and national strategic programmes on culture, education, health and agricultural development.

International cooperation will also be strengthened in biodiversity preservation. Campaigns will be conducted regularly to raise public awareness of protecting and developing forests and preserving biodiversity.

Relevant legal framework will also be completed in line with national campaigns and action plans on biodiversity, while including biodiversity preservation in local people’s livelihoods, particularly residents in buffer zones.

Bac Lieu will also focus on applying technologies in aquaculture, cultivation, livestock breeding and forestry development to preserve, develop and use natural resources sustainably and adapt to climate change.

The province now has two national nature reserves, namely Bac Lieu Bird Garden, covering 383 hectares in Nha Mat ward, Bac Lieu city; and another covering 366 hectare in Long Dien Tay commune, Dong Hai district.-VNA