Ten years ago, Cu Lao Cham - Hoi An was recognised by UNESCO as a world biosphere reserve.
According to UNESCO, the reserve shows a clear proof of the connection and harmony between nature and people.
In the past 10 years, Cu Lao Cham has been a bright spot in marine conservation and environmental protection thanks to its crackdown on plastic bags, co-management of marine conservation, coral restoration and sea turtle transposition.
There is also a remarkable change here, in which the economic structure has shifted to the tourism-service industry.
However, there are still many things to be concerned about. Cu Lao Cham has not established special-use forests and construction on the island has harmed its ecosystem.
Additionally, landslides and environmental pollution remain a problem.
In-depth research and solutions are needed to preserve the world biosphere reserve in a more sustainable manner.-VNA
Cu Lao Cham (Cham islands), Quang Nam province, welcomes some 700 tourists daily. The number of tourists to the islands even climbs to 1,500 – 2,000 during summer days.
While some other islands are only facing severe waste problems. However, Cu Lao Cham has come up with a solution in banning all non-biodegradable waste on the island for 10 years.
Cu Lao Cham Island in the central city of Quang Nam has become overloaded with tourists, further pressuring the locality’s fresh water shortage.