Priority places: survey areas

Potentially globally significant

The Greater Annamites ecoregion is subdivided into three sub-ecoregions, each of which comprises a number of what are termed Priority Landscapes. These are the North, Central and Southern Annamites.

Some landscapes were identified as potentially globally significant, though they could not be classified due to a lack of data and information. These are shown below.

Northern Transition Zone

Survey Area NAS1
The zone that represents the transition between the Annamitic flora and fauna and that of the Northern Highlands has been the focus of few surveys and therefore remains little understood. There is every reason to believe it may contain species of significant conservation priority.

Ke Go/Annamite Corridor

Survey Area NAS2
Surveys are required to ascertain the possibility of conserving a habitat linkage between the forests of the main Annamite spine and the lowland Annamite forests.

Northern Annamite southern extension

Survey Area NAS3
This area is likely to support important populations of Annamite endemics such as Saola and Edward’s Pheasant. The area has yet to be surveyed.

Central Annamite Coastal Forests

Survey Area CAS1
This area is reported to have sufficiently large areas of now rare lowland forest on the coastal fringe. Surveys are required to ascertain the status of the forest and its biodiversity.

Central Annamite Southern Extension

Survey Area CAS2
Forested areas still remain between the central and southern blocks. These forests have yet to be surveyed and may support further critical habitat for Annamitic flora and fauna.

Southern Annamite Western Corridor

Survey Area SAS1
Relatively large areas of forest habitat are reported to remain in this landscape. Surveys are required to ascertain the extent and status of these forests in order to provide habitat corridors linking the Priority Landscapes of the Southern Annamite.

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