World News Day: All hands on deck to preserve ecosystems in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

The local authorities and environmental organisations in the Mekong Delta region are stepping up efforts to preserve and develop ecosystems vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

Located in southern Vietnam, the Mekong Delta has a diverse and unique ecosystem that includes marine life, islands, estuaries, wetlands, mangroves and delta islands, along with biosphere reserves, national parks and nature reserves.

For local economies, these ecosystems provide rich fishing opportunities, fruits, alluvium for agriculture and space for tourism.