Greater Annamites Ecoregion

Mountains of wonders

Situated at the junction of two distinct biogeographical zones—the temperate north and the tropical south—the Greater Annamites ecoregion encompasses an incredibly broad, diverse and special range of habitats, animals and plants.

Characterised by expansive areas of evergreen forest

The habitats in the area include the characteristic limestone karst landscape, the very dry coastal forests in the south, and the wet and wind-swept montane forests found at the Annamite Mountains’ peaks.

The Annamites are also characterised primarily by the once expansive areas of evergreen forest. The region also includes thousands of kilometers of rivers and streams, some of which are major tributaries of the Mekong River.
 

Big picture thinking, large scale action

To counter the problems of deforestation and trade in endangered wildlife, WWF selected the Forests of the Lower Mekong Ecoregion Complex (FLMEC) as one of the first places to initiate an ecoregion-based conservation programme.

After a biological assessment and a ‘situation analysis’, WWF decided to focus on 2 ecoregions that form part of the Global 200ecoregion within the FLMEC: the Greater Annamites and the Central Indochina Dry Forests.

  • WWF Greater Mekong Programme / ©: WWF-Canon / Mikaail KAVANAGH

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