Carbon Balancing in Khe Nuoc Trong
Projects for Carbon Balanced Paper is in Khe Nuoc Trong and is perhaps the best remaining example of lowland forest in the Annamite Mountains of Central Vietnam, rich in highly endangered plants and animals including at least four critically threatened species.
World Land Trust (WLT) is helping conserve Vietnam’s tropical forests. The protection of 20,000 hectares at Khe Nuoc Trong is supported by the Carbon Balanced Programme, working through WLT’s in-country partner Viet Nature Conservation Centre (Viet Nature).
One of the most biologically diverse countries on Earth, Vietnam is of international conservation importance, harbouring around 10 per cent of the world’s species. It is also one of the fastest growing economies in the world, which is putting immense pressure on its exceptional biodiversity.
Khe Nuoc Trong is home to 42 threatened species listed on the IUCN Red List, 9 of which are endangered and 10 which are critically endangered.
Key Species include: Red-shanked Douc, Giant Muntjac, Hatinh Langur, Southern White-cheeked Gibbon, Bourett’s Box Turtle, Keeled Box Turtle.