Danish Prince Henrik Marie Hans Andres, Honour President of WFF Denmark, made the affirmation at a press conference in Hanoi on November 5, during which he also reported the outcomes of his 10-day working visit to Vietnam beginning from October 28.
The Prince praised Vietnam’s efforts in preserving nature, especially those made at the Cat Tien National Park, which covers areas of Lam Dong, Dong Nai and Binh Phuoc provinces.
However, he noted that there are many challenges facing Vietnam, requiring the country to pay due attention to conserving bio-diversity, thus balancing social development and natural preservation.
Prince Henrik took the occasion to introduce a number of bio-diversity conservation projects conducted by WFF Denmark in Vietnam.
Director of WFF Denmark Gitte Seberg affirmed that WFF Denmark will continue to work closely with its Vietnamese counterparts to implement natural preservation activities, focusing on assisting local residents in finding stable jobs in an effort to reduce deforestation.
Speaking at the event, Head the People’s Aid Coordinating Committee (PACCOM) under the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations Phan Anh Son thanked Prince Henrik as well as the WFF Denmark for their assistance to Vietnam in bio-diversity conservation.
During his stay, the Prince visited projects funded by WFF Denmark and WFF Vietnam, including an eco-tourism model in the Cat Tien National Park, and those to protect rare animals in the central city of Danang and neighbouring Thua Thien-Hue province.