1:15,000 scale Participatory 3D Model (P3DM) of the Bi Doup-Nui Ba (BD-NB) Nature Reserve, Vietnam (July-August 2008). The model covering a total area of 1800 km2 was built by representatives from selected communes and the Nature Reserve management board with assistance provided by project staff. The initiative is part of a broader intervention having the objective to conserve threatened biodiversity in the Reserve.
The process of building the model was used to identify areas of conflict and between the BD-NB National Park and the communes. Generally these were areas of coffee plantation established within the protected area. According to project implementers the process resulted in higher awareness of boundary issues and overlapping interests between the communes and the protected area. Project implementers acknowledge that higher awareness may be temporary and that there is the need for collaboratively delineate revised boundaries.