Identification manual for Dalbergia cochinchinensis and Dalbergia oliveri (in Vietnamese with Executive Summary in English)

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Identification manual for Dalbergia cochinchinensis and Dalbergia oliveri (in Vietnamese with Executive Summary in English)

November 10, 2021

The identification manual for Dalbergia cochinchinensis Pierre and Dalbergia oliveri Gamble ex Prain was produced and printed in Vietnamese to assist the central and local management authorities, and law enforcement forces, such as forest rangers, environment policemen and customs officials at the border gates in the management, trade control and recording efforts.

For each species, the scientific name, standard trade name (Vietnamese and English), and vernacular names are given in accordance with national and CITES standards. The manual provides information on biological and ecological features, their conservation status and usage, and the geological distribution of D. cochinchinensis and D. oliveri in Vietnam accompanied by distribution maps. A detailed description of morphological and macroscopic characters that can be observed with the unaided eye or with a hand-held magnifier is also given. The photographs used in the manual were taken from field surveys and were carefully selected to illustrate prominent features to enable the two species to be identified in the field.

Country name: Vietnam

Project title: Strengthening the management and conservation of Dalbergia cochinchinensis and Dalbergia oliveri in Vietnam

Project duration: 36 months

Implementing agency: Center for Nature Conservation and Development

Related publications: Identification Manual for Dalbergia cochinchinensis and Dalbergia oliveri

Authors of the news item: Nguyen Manh Ha, La Quang Trung, Dinh Thi Kim Van, Do Van Ban and Nguyen Tien Hiep.

Contact for further information: ha.nguyenba@gmail.com and trung.la@ccd.org.vn