Adaptation to Climate Change through the Promotion of Biodiversity in Bac Lieu Province

Sub-national Level

Adaptation to Climate Change through the Promotion of Biodiversity in Bac Lieu Province


09 March 2012




Capacity BuildingProject Implementation


Coastal Zone Management


USD 5,000,001 - USD 10,000,000


December 2010-December 2014

Provincial People’s Committee (PPC) of Bac Lieu province; Provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development; Forest Protection Department


Bac Lieu Aquaculture Research Station (BLESA)

Supporters / Donors

Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) of German Federal Ministry for the Environment

Description of Intervention

• Assist government agencies in developing protective mechanisms for the coastal zone and rehabilitating the mangrove forests through capacity development activities for local authorities, the development of school curricula and awareness raising campaign for environmental education; and
• Assist farmers in raising local incomes through the introduction of salt-tolerant rice species.

Problems to be Addressed

• Change in precipitation patterns and rising sea levels have caused salt water intrusion reaching as far as 70km inland and causing crop failures; and
• The reduction of coastal forest cover has led to decrease of its resilience against the effects of climate change.


Adaptation to climate change through biodiversity restoration in Bac Lieu province


The protective effect of coastal forests is being enhanced through the sustainable use of resources and the promotion of biodiversity

How It Fits into the EbA Concept

The project aims to increase the resilience of ecosystems and farmers dependent on the ecosystems for their livelihood activities in Bac Lieu province against climate change impacts through the management of natural infrastructure, such as mangrove forests and bamboo fencing.

Results / Outputs

• Establishment of pilot sites to test integrated production models, such as combination of mangroves with aquaculture, and resulting reduction of the farmers' production risks and growth of protective coastal forest;
• Setting up of no-go zones in the coastal mangrove belt through a participatory approach that involves the user groups and the District Forest Department; and
• Plantation of a natural bamboo fence around the Bac Lieu Bird Sanctuary and consequent enhancement of the capacity to provide a secure habitat.

Lessons Learned


Upscaling / Outreach Activities

PR campaign including media coverage and raise environmental awareness among the general public

Contact Details

Mr. Joachim Hofer
Chief Technical Advisor
GIZ Office, Hanoi
6th Floor, Hanoi Towers
49 Hai Ba Trung St, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: (+84) 4 393449-51
Fax: (+84) 4 393449-50

Relevent Publications

German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ)'s Management of Natural Resource (MNR) Programme. Adaptation to Climate Change through the promotion of Biodiversity in Bac Lieu Province: