Launching a project to develop sustainable community-based tourism in Tam My Tay commune – Goethe-Institut Vietnam Project


.The project “Sustainable community-based tourism development in Tam My Tay commune” is funded by the European Network of Cultural Organizations (EUNIC) and the Goethe-Institute in Vietnam through the National Center for Biodiversity Conservation. Green Viet (GreenViet) was approved by the Department of Planning and Investment of Quang Nam province to implement in Decision No. 200/QD-SKHDT, dated July 29, 2022. The main objective of the project is to contribute to the conservation of the gray-shanked douc population, livelihood development and rational use of resources through the model of community-based tourism in Tam My Tay commune.

The project is the result of findings from the research and achievements of three local Non-profit Organizations GreenViet, CAB Hoian and Quang Nam Tourism Association. Local communities participate in the project, have the opportunity to participate in training programs. The main target audience of the project is 60 households living on acacia monoculture on 30 hectares of land in the mountainous Tam My Tay area.

However, acacia monoculture in the gray-shanked douc langur habitat is economically and environmentally unsustainable. The project aims to solve this problem and provide solutions to support the development of community-based tourism, as an alternative livelihood for local people. The project supports the development of a set of codes and practices for sustainable CBT management and practice through research and open discussion, training for community members, and support in implementing activities. of project. The multi-stakeholder approach emphasizes the support of the provincial and national governments, and international experience exchange workshops in related fields.

The other output of the project is a digital story map platform with information about the landscape, biodiversity, geography and cultural heritage in Tam My Tay and surrounding areas. . For local people, it is transparency in tourism business and management with environmentalists, cultural researchers, investors, tourists. From there, it will generate revenue to contribute to conservation activities and local labor.