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September 2, 2017 | Last Modified: 2017

Travel Experience

Ngoc Son Ngo Luong Nature Reserve was established in 2006 and is located in Hoa Binh Province, South of Hanoi. It offers a great two or three day trekking and biking experience, where you will stay in homestays with the Muong ethnic group. It will give you a feeling of seeing the ‘real’ Viet Nam with lush mountain valleys, rice fields in every corner and welcoming humble people.

Responsibility

ICEM was contracted by the Social Promotion of Culture Foundation (FPSC) to design a Sustainable Tourism Plan for the Ngoc Son-Ngo Luong Nature Reserve in Hoa Binh province, in line with a broader Action Plan for the whole reserve. The habitat consists largely of moist limestone karst forest and is an important area for biodiversity and endemism, containing numerous caves and waterfalls. ICEM completed the final review workshop and implementation training and has finalised the end product. The primary objectives of the project were to: - Develop a plan based on the principles of sustainable development, international standards in ecotourism, biodiversity conservation and the preservation of the cultural and social values of Ngoc Son-Ngo Luong Nature Reserve - Ensure that sustainability in the tourism industry for Ngoc Son-Ngo Luong Nature Reserve is achievable, rather than an unrealistic ideal - Ensure that tourism provides equitable benefits to communities living within Ngoc Son-Ngo Luong Nature Reserve, and that these communities have an active role in the decision making processes - Ensure that tourism actively contributes to the conservation of environmental and cultural values of Ngoc Son-Ngo Luong Nature Reserve.

Business Case

The Community-based tourism projects are implemented and financed through different organisations and donors, such as People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature), Blue Moon Fund, Caritas Switzerland, Fundacion Promocion Social de la Cultura and AECID. Revenues from tourism of these projects will be used to improve living standards of local ethnic minorities, to support community development, and to contribute to preserve the ecosystem.

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Ngoc Son Ngo Luong Nature Reserve was established in 2006 and is located in Hoa Binh Province, South of Hanoi. It offers a great two or three day trekking and biking experience, where you will stay in homestays with the Muong ethnic group. It will give you a feeling of seeing the ‘real’ Viet Nam with lush mountain valleys, rice fields in every corner and welcoming humble people.

ICEM was contracted by the Social Promotion of Culture Foundation (FPSC) to design a Sustainable Tourism Plan for the Ngoc Son-Ngo Luong Nature Reserve in Hoa Binh province, in line with a broader Action Plan for the whole reserve. The habitat consists largely of moist limestone karst forest and is an important area for biodiversity and endemism, containing numerous caves and waterfalls. ICEM completed the final review workshop and implementation training and has finalised the end product. The primary objectives of the project were to: - Develop a plan based on the principles of sustainable development, international standards in ecotourism, biodiversity conservation and the preservation of the cultural and social values of Ngoc Son-Ngo Luong Nature Reserve - Ensure that sustainability in the tourism industry for Ngoc Son-Ngo Luong Nature Reserve is achievable, rather than an unrealistic ideal - Ensure that tourism provides equitable benefits to communities living within Ngoc Son-Ngo Luong Nature Reserve, and that these communities have an active role in the decision making processes - Ensure that tourism actively contributes to the conservation of environmental and cultural values of Ngoc Son-Ngo Luong Nature Reserve.

The Community-based tourism projects are implemented and financed through different organisations and donors, such as People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature), Blue Moon Fund, Caritas Switzerland, Fundacion Promocion Social de la Cultura and AECID. Revenues from tourism of these projects will be used to improve living standards of local ethnic minorities, to support community development, and to contribute to preserve the ecosystem.

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