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Asian Unicorn Reserve

Flamboyant costumed apes crash through the foliage, barking in celebration of their newly secured shelter as they slap and track through the branches. All eyes fall on the Four-eyed Turtle as it mindfully tiptoes through this Watershed Protection Forest. Asian Unicorns gracefully emerge, making a rare appearance. Haitinh Langurs smile from cheek to cheek as Sunda pangolins unroll to the fading fear, poachers are no longer welcome here.

Acres Saved

John Burton, World Land Trust

“The Annamite Lowland Forest is one of the most threatened wild habitats in Vietnam. Khe Nuoc Trong is an exceptional example of this type of ecosystem, which has actually remained in good condition when much of the lowland forest has been lost. Thanks to the work of our partner Viet Nature Conservation Centre (VNCC) and supporters of the project, we can now ensure that this remarkable example of Vietnamese wilderness receives permanent protection.”

Reserve Profile:

Organisation:
Viet Nature Conservation Centre (VNCC)

Reserve:
Khe Nuoc Trong (KNT)

We have saved:
370 acres

Total reserve size:
49,240 acres

Carbon Offset:
3324 tonnes of CO2

Biodiversity:
The Annamite lowland forests are rich in biodiversity with many recent scientific discoveries. One of the rarest mammals in the world can be found here, the Critically Endangered Saola (Pseudoryx ngethinhensis), was only described in 1990. Enhancing the protection of Khe Nuoc Trong will protect a vital home for the Critically Endangered Sunda Pangolin (Manis javanica), the Southern White-cheeked Gibbon (Nomascus siki), the Haitinh Langur (Trachypithecus haitinhenis) and the flagship of the project Red-shanked Douc (Pygathrix nemaeus) all listed as Endangered.

Quang Binh province also has one of the highest levels of amphibian and reptile diversity in Vietnam. Species include the Critically Endangered Bourret’s Box Turtle (Cuora galbinifrons bourreti) and the Endangered Big-headed Turtle (Platysternon megacephalum), Keeled Box Turtle (Cuora mouhotii) and Four-eyed Turtle (Sacalia quadriocellata).

Habitat type:
Annamite Lowland Forest

Elevation:
120–1220 metres a.s.l.

Location:
This reserve lies within the Annamite Mountain Range, located in the Le Thuy District of Quang Binh Province, North central Vietnam View in Google Maps

 


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