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Biodiversity conservation in the Central Annamites through ecosystem protection and land management

As of: September 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.
Predecessor project(s)
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

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Project data

Laos, Vietnam

Implementing organisation:
KfW Entwicklungsbank

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry - Lao PDR, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) - Viet Nam, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MoNRE) - Lao PDR, People’s committee of the province of Provinz Quang Nam - Vietnam, People’s committee of the province of Thua Thien Hue - Vietnam, Provincial Agriculture and Forestry Office (PAFO) - Laos
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - Germany,World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - Germany

BMU grant:
7.000.000,00 €

12/2018  till  03/2024


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