Project's information

Project's title Biodiversity assessment and economic resource assessment of coastal wetland ecosystems
Project’s code UQSNMT.02/20-21
Research hosting institution Institute of Geography
Project leader’s name Nguyen Manh Ha
Project duration 01/01/2020 - 31/12/2021
Project’s budget 1,800 million VND
Classify Grade A
Goal and objectives of the project

- Zoning and determining biodiversity levels in coastal wetland ecological zones in the Northeast of Vietnam;
- Economic evaluation of resources of direct, indirect, and unused values for coastal wetland ecosystems in Northeast Vietnam.

Main results

- Theoretical results:
The biodiversity level has been determined according to the coastal wetland ecological zones in the Northeast of Vietnam;
Evaluating economic resources of coastal wetland ecological units in the Northeast of Vietnam;
Establishing an integrated model of exploitation and rational use of natural resources and environmental protection of coastal wetlands in the Northeast of Vietnam; take the example of wetlands at the mouth of Tien Yen river, Quang Ninh province;
Proposing solutions for conservation, exploitation, and sustainable use of coastal wetlands in Northeast Vietnam;
- Applied results:
The results of the biodiversity assessment and economic evaluation of resources have been converted into money for coastal wetland ecosystems.
Research results allow users and managers to understand fully and fully the true values of wetland ecosystems;
The results of the economic assessment of resources of wetland ecosystems are a convincing scientific basis for policymakers to choose and make reasonable decisions in development; investments related to coastal wetland ecosystems. At the same time, it also allows the proposal of solutions for the rational use of resources of coastal wetland ecosystems based on the value of attributes of direct, indirect, or strictly protected use.

Novelty and actuality and scientific meaningfulness of the results

The results of the economic value assessment of wetland ecosystems have an important meaning in helping managers choose policies and mechanisms for wetland landscape management to serve sustainable development.
Important uses of information about the economic value of wetland ecosystems on the northeastern coast of Vietnam include:
- Design and implementation of payment mechanisms for environmental services to wetland conservation.
- Supplement and complete the database for wetland management.
- Design education and communication programs on wetland conservation and sustainable management.

Products of the project

- Scientific papers in referred journals (list):
Paper 1: “Coastal Wetland Classification with Deep U-Net Convolutional Networks and Sentinel-2 Imagery: A Case Study at the Tien Yen Estuary of Vietnam”; Remote Sens. 2020, 12, 3270; doi:10.3390/rs12193270;
Paper 2: “Evaluating wetland ecosystem services in Quang Ninh province of Vietnam” Живые и биокосные системы – 2022. – № 42; URL: DOI: 10.18522/2308-9709-2022-42-4;
Paper 3: “Results of Biodiversity research on Wetland Ecosystem at the Northeast Coast region of Vietnam”; Vietnam Journal of Hydrometeorology 2022, 734, 13-27; doi:10.36335/VNJHM.2022(734).13-27  
- Technological products (describe in details: technical characteristics, place):

Research region

Research results can be transferred to industry management agencies under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Institute of Specialized Research and ecotourism agencies.


Proposing to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to include Dong Rui - Tien Yen area in the list of Vietnam's wetland reserve system;
Support human resource training, material investment, and propaganda in Dong Rui- Tien Yen Wetland Reserve's management, conservation, and sustainable development.

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