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Special Use Forest Vietnam

Data on overlapping land use rights in special-use forests (SUFs) in 2014 is a dataset which is collected by a research of PanNature. The data is referenced in the coordinate system WGS 84 and include the attributes such as category (protected area, national park and habitat/species conservation areas), site name, region, province, established year, decision making agency, area, planning along the time, upgrade planning, overlapped sector, overlapped area, number of affected households, status on the overlapping area, purposes on land and challenges. By 2014, across the country 164 SUFs were established, including 30 national parks, 58 nature reserves, 11 species and habitat conservation areas, 45 conservation areas Landscape and 20 experimental forests scientific rescue. The consequences of SUF are the overlap of "two landowners", disputes over land use rights, forest products as well as management and benefit sharing of the local population in forest protection and development. The creation or expansion of the SUF has evidently led thousands of households to lose the opportunity to increase production land funds; they continue to hinder plant, mining and forestry trade legally in the land they receive from the state.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Dataset topic category
  • Forest classifications
  • Forest cover
  • Types of state-protected areas
  • English
Use limitations This dataset was created by Pan Nature and is licences under a CC-BY-SA-4.0. This data is accepted reuse by users (except for commercial purpose) but this should be credited the source.
Dataset reference date May 12, 2017
  • Viet Nam
Process Step PanNature designed information form and sent this form to all SUFs management boards. After receiving the response, PanNature refined and verified the information. We based on Google Earth to locate the position of all SUFs and interpreted them on the map and visualized on CartoDB.
Lineage Special Use Forest Management Board
Responsible party People and Nature Reconciliation Office: 24 H2, Khu do thi moi Yen Hoa Yen Hoa quarter, Cau Giay district, Hanoi, Vietnam Phone: ++8424 3556-4001 | Fax: ++8424 3556-8941 Email: |
License CC-BY-SA-4.0
Copyright Yes
Version 1.0
Keywords quyền sử dụng đất,rừng đặc dụng,land use right, special use forest
Date uploaded March 24, 2018, 02:26 (UTC)
Date modified December 3, 2018, 03:39 (UTC)