This region has been heavily impacted by deforestation, historically during the Vietnam war and more recently through logging and agriculture. Khe Nuoc Trong, the project location, is situated in the Annamite Mountain Range within north central Vietnam. It's recognised to be one of the best remaining examples of Annamite Lowland Forest in the world.
Severely threatened by degradation and housing exceptional levels of biodiversity, this project is looking to extend the protection of this area to that of a nature reserve. It's a watershed protection area that provides clean water to local communities as well as rice paddies further downstream.
This project balances the needs of people, wildlife and environment and has been put together with the aim to meet the internationally recognised standards of the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance.
The 20,000 hectares within this project have the capability to offset approximately 50,000 tonnes of CO2 every year for the next 30 years.