Within the framework of the research project at the Department of Science and Technology of Ho Chi Minh City, ‘Proposing solutions to treat the environment after Durian Typhoon to enhance the protective function and sustainable management of Can Gio Mangrove Forest in climate change’, a research group from the Department of Ecology – Evolutionary Biology, Faculty of Biology – Biotechnology held a scientific conference ‘A recovery of mangrove forest after corruption by natural disaster: theoretical basis and practical solutions’ at Can Gio Protection Forest Management Board to share experiences and research results.
The seminar received the attention and participation of more than 30 delegates from universities, ecology experts, and managers from relevant departments. Some reports on forest structure and vegetation recovery after hurricanes, responses of dominant populations as well as sediment nutrient efficiency of ecological succession natural recovery as a basis data for building simulation models of natural regeneration of forests and ecosystem change scenarios based on forecasts of climate change and environmental risks and making maps of affected areas which were damaged by Durian hurricane as well as the storm’s impacts on the ecosystem. The results showed that the decision to keep the study area for natural regeneration had specific effects, such as increasing the ecosystem’s biodiversity and improving the ecosystem’s quality and health. Since then, the seminar discussed directions for natural restoration and proposed solutions to treat the environment for the mangrove forest ecosystem in Can Gio in particular and in the country in general under the influence of climate change.