Via the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. government announced this three-year project (2021 – 2024) “Mekong Coastal Habitat Conservation” with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The goal of the project is to conserve the Mekong Delta’s coastal habitats by increasing sustainable fisheries, strengthening climate adaptation, and improving biodiversity conservation.
This project is within the framework of the new USAID assistance during the recent visit of Vice President Kamala Harris in Vietnam. The new activities are expected up to a total of US$ 100 million in the field of COVID-19 and health security, climate change, development assistance and market access, higher education, and legacy of war issues.
Further information on USAID projects on conserving biodiversity and combating wildlife crime in Vietnam is available at: https://www.usaid.gov/vietnam/conserving-biodiversity-and-combating-wildlife-crime
Sources & further information: “VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS ANNOUNCES NEW USAID ASSISTANCE IN VIETNAM” at https://www.usaid.gov, “CONSERVING BIODIVERSITY AND COMBATING WILDLIFE CRIME” at https://www.usaid.gov, and ““The US announced a $36-million project to help Vietnam develop clean energy” at https://vir.com.vn, accessed on 9 September 2021.