Vietnam

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  • Vietnam’s diverse forest landscapes encompass karst mountains, lowland plains and coastal mangroves. These diverse tropical ecosystems are home to over 1,500 known species of amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles. Much of the local population also depends directly on forest products for subsistence. However, over-exploitation of the land has endangered many native species of plants and animals, and increased the impact of natural disasters. Vietnam is slowly regaining its forests through tree planting and natural reforestation though. Your donation will help restore Vietnam’s forests, protect threatened species, regulate climate, provide economic stability for villagers, and safeguard watersheds that serve local communities.
  • Our experienced partners in Vietnam work hard to ensure tree-planting is both environmentally and economically sustainable. By planting native fruit trees and replenishing endangered timber species, we can restore balance to the area’s flora and fauna while educating the local community about forest conservation. By planting trees in Vietnam, your helping create jobs for villagers through site clearance, planting, tending, and monitoring; providing long-term income through collecting fruits of Son Tra trees; and fostering numerous environmental benefits ranging from watershed protection, to erosion control to carbon storage through tree plantings.
  • A personalized tree certificate (see gallery) to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on our Vietnam projects, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.
  • To maximize the impact of your donation, our partner will determine the most appropriate species of tree to plant, depending on the time of year. Native species that will be planted include Dipterocarpus Alatus and Hopea Adorata.
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DEFORESTATION IN VIETNAM

Map of deforestation in Vietnam
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During the Vietnam war, the United States used large amounts of defoliants which destroyed large swathes of forests. By the end of the war in 1975, estimates put Vietnam's forest coverage at just 17%, down from more than 40% in the 1940s. The loss of forests was further compounded by a rapid economic recovery fuelled by widespread logging and agriculture. 

Ever since, the Vietnamese government has been working hard to bring back their country's forests. Today, Vietnam's forest coverage is just over 40%, and new initiatives from the government are protecting and conserving more and more trees.

Vietnam continues to plant trees as a strategy to protect itself from the impacts of climate change. Restoring mangrove ecosystems is helping to protect against sea-level rise and intensifying tropical storms, while planting more trees inland is helping bolster sustainable livelihoods through agroforestry, while  reducing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

STORIES FROM THE FIELD

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WHY PLANT TREES?

Tree in Vietnam

Stabilize climate

Forests are an essential part of our planet’s carbon and water cycles. A fully grown tree can release hundreds of liters of water in one day! Healthy trees absorb carbon dioxide and keep climate stable.

Biodiversity in Vietnam

Protect biodiversity

Vietnam is home to more than 1500 species of mammals, amphibians, birds, and reptiles. Of these species, some 8% are endemic and another 8% are endangered. Tree planting in ensures these animals's habitats are protected

Planting trees in Vietnam

Empower local communities

Through our partners in Vietnam, tree planting develops income opportunities for communities, in particular for minority groups in two villages, by creating jobs in planting, maintenance, and forest conservation.

Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable Development Goal 15: Life on Land
Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action
Sustainable Development Goal 8: Economic Growth

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