Safeguarding the Annamites: the threatened jewel of Indochinese biodiversity



Posted on 11 November 2013  | 
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The rugged Annamite Mountains stretch along the Vietnam and Laos border and shelter some of the planet’s most spectacular, mysterious, and highly threatened biodiversity. As a glacial refugia the forests covering the valleys and mountain tops of the Annamites acted as an evolutionary laboratory, creating a myriad of unique life forms and spectacular landscapes.

In two protected areas in the central Annamites, Hue and Quang Nam Saola Nature Reserves, WWF-Vietnam is supporting an innovative approach to the problem of snaring through the Carbon and Biodiversity (CarBi) Project, creating a conservation economy lead by locally employed Forest Guards. Working with the Vietnamese government, but under the supervision of WWF CarBi project managers, 40 local villagers are employed to patrol the rugged forests and mountains to remove the snares which are killing Saola.

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