The relationships between organisms and their environment, which is the core focus of ecology, are crucial for conservation. The CBES team focuses on applying the most recent ecological discoveries into protecting fauna, flora and ecosystem in Vietnam and the world.

Endangered species as Flagship

A flagship species is a species selected to act as an ambassador or symbol for a defined habitat or ecosystem that is in need of protection. Successfully conserving a flagship species and their natural home will also improve the status of many other species which share its habitat – or are vulnerable to the same threats.

Choosing a suitable flagship species required considerations of both ecology and social science. CBES’s multidisciplinary team is working to identify more flagship species to be ambassadors for the conservation of nature in Vietnam.

Biodiversity for sustainable development

CBES shares UN’s vision on the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), particularly Goal 14: Life underwater and Goal 15: Life on land. We believe that biodiversity, on land or underwater, are the crucial components of sustainable development. Our works are always dedicated to assess the role of biodiversity in developments, balancing the needs of human and the protection of nature.

Community-based Conservation

Conservation goals can only be achieved through working together with the local community. The CBES team aims to further the involvement of local communities in conservation efforts. We collaborate with local community at the grassroot levels to develop and execute conservation practices that balance human needs and nature conservacy.

Multidisciplinary approach

As a research organization, CBES strongly prefers multidisciplinary approaches in our studies. The diversity of backgrounds and expertises in CBES team, together with CBES’s vast network of collaborators in the field of ecology, biology, social sciences, statistics and economy allow CBES to pursuit the multidisciplinary approach

Innovation & Technology

CBES values innovations and technologies in solving conservation issues. CBES also believes that technological advances can help humans achieve sustainable developments and harmony living with nature. The CBES team always aims to contribute and apply new technologies in their ecological studies whenever possible.