Vietnam mangrove forests

17 January 2002

The World Bank’s role in damaging or endangering the mangrove forests of Vietnam (and their inhabitants) has been the subject of an article and exchange of letters in the Bulletin of the World Rainforest Movement. An article by Chris Lang examines the Bank-funded Coastal Wetlands Protection and Development project. Lang comments that “In the context of ever increasing shrimp exports, simply moving villagers and planting mangrove trees is unlikely to solve the problem”. This provoked a strong response from the Bank, and a further letter from Lang.

World Rainforest Movement Bulletin 51

World Rainforest Movement Bulletin 52