Biodiversity conservation in the Central Annamites through ecosystem protection and land management
As of: July 2020
Objective and activities
The karst region between Laos and Vietnam is home to one of the largest contiguous natural forest complexes in continental Asia. The region is also rich in biodiversity, but the wildlife is increasingly threatened by poaching, illegal logging and the conversion of forests (e.g. into agricultural land). The project supports a sustainable reversal of the trends towards forest degradation and species loss. To achieve this goal, it improves the monitoring of the illegal wildlife trade, provides incentives for the conservation of biodiversity and implements measures to reduce the illegal timber trade. In cooperation with the local authorities, models that were successfully tested in the previous project are being continued and expanded, including agreements with municipalities on species protection, municipal forest management and sustainable financing mechanisms for protected areas.
Avoidance of deforestation and forest degradation in the border area of southern Laos and central Vietnam for the long-term conservation of carbon sinks and biodiversity