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The landscape team is currently working on the following activities in this stage:  Forming a DEVELOP stage team and MoU The partners group formalizes the partnership through an operational design team for the develop stage and a signs MoU clarifying roles for design and implementation Program development Specific studies (detailed feasibility studies, economic analyses...) or pilot activities may be carried out and reviewed to be incorporated in the  program  document Program design document  The Landscape partnership team submits a full program design document to one of the relevant funds or investor (LDNF, GCF, FCPF)
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Central Annamites Landscape

In the heart of Indochina, rising above the coastline of Central Viet Nam, spilling across the border into Southern Laos, exists an intricate ecosystem teeming with extraordinary biodiversity, like nowhere else on Earth.

Landscape description

Vietnam’s remaining primary forests are home to many unique and endangered animal and plant species. From 2001 to 2018, Vietnam lost over 2.6 million hectares of tree cover (-16% decrease in tree cover since 2000). Agricultural expansion threatens primary forests in and around protected areas, destroying crucial wildlife habitats and depriving communities of valuable ecosystem services like clean water and air. 



Central Provinces - Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam, Quang Binh and Ha Tinh - current focus on first three provinces

Contact organisation

WWF Vietnam

Local landscape lead

Quoc - Landscape coordinator, supported by Tam Le Viet - Forest Practice coordinator

Main partners

CSO, Universities, NGO, private and governmental organisations

Total area (ha)

3300000 ha

Overall goal

Forests: CAL forests are resilient, benefit biodiversity, enhance ecosystem services, and improve the quality of life for all. Wildlife: Wildlife population declines within CAL PAs, especially those of threatened and endemic species, are halted, extinctions avoided, and populations show signs of recovery.

Expected impacts

(1) Natural forest protection

(2) Mosaic of biodiverse plantations producing more value for communities

(3) Rattan/NTFP production

(4) Agroforestry model

(5) water catchment and river infrastructure

(6) Sustainable ecotourism


Forests: illegal cutting, lack of law enforcement, infrastructure development, commercial agribusiness, disaggregated planning, lack of clear regulations.

Wildlife: weak formal protection, hunting, weak law enforcement, weak policies, bushmeat consumption, lack of species information, limited habitat range.

Landscape approach

Primary - Plantation landscapes and Sustainable production landscapes Secondary - Species landscapes, Transboundary natural resources Management


Timber, bamboo, rattan, rubber

Driver: cooperative plantation management model linked to timber production and processing factories. IKEA providing leadership with other market leading companies.

Related Sector

To be added

Global brands present


Lead institution


No answer chosen

Current sources of funding

Current projects and initiatives: Promoting FSC certified acacia plantations in CAL, Native Species Plantation,  Carbon & Biodiversity Project (CarBi) – Phase II (2019-2024), Community forest management: Leading the change (funded by SIDA) (2018-2022). 

Expected sources of funding

DFCD, more to be added

Proposed priority programs or sectors

Forestry (acacia plantations), agriculture, rattan. Conservation targets: Flagship species; mega fauna in CAL; elephant, and tigers; forests


Support needed

NGP Study tour Oct 2020 to promote MSP - map stakeholders, stakeholder interviews, tour using WHO rules for social events.

WWF Strategic Plan . Scoping study in landscape. Landscape vision developed at or started with the NGP tour.

Transboundary discussions. Advance negotiations with local bank. Bankable project preparartions. Bankable project templates. Identify potential project owenrs - due diligence.

Talk to international investors. Explore blended finance for natural forests incl REDD+. Ecotourism partners and projects.

edited on 6th October 2020, 13:10 by Deesha Chandra
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Deesha Chandra 8 months ago

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Deesha Chandra 8 months ago

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