High biodiversity: Located in Southeast Asia, the Central Annamites region has the largest continuous natural forests in Asia. It is considered to be an important biodiversity corridor and is home to over 134 species of mammal and more than 500 species of bird. It is also home to a number of endemic species, including the saola, the giant muntjac, the Truong Son muntjac, Owston’s palm civet, crested argus, and the Annamite striped rabbit.
Goals: By the time the pilot phase ends in June 2021, 4 to 5 project initiatives with potential to access finance will enter into phase 1 (project proposal preparation). There are currently 4 initiatives that have been selected for appraisal, which include: