Helping People, Wildlife, and Forests in Viet Nam

Decades of illegal logging and wildlife trade, poaching, and agricultural conversion in Viet Nam—one of the most biodiverse countries in the world—threaten vital ecosystems and exacerbate poverty in vulnerable communities. WWF first began working on a national conservation strategy in Viet Nam in 1985. Since then, WWF has worked closely with the Government of Viet Nam and local partners on a diverse range of environmental conservation initiatives. Today, with the support of USAID, WWF is working with the Government of Viet Nam, local communities, and conservation partners to advance shared natural resource policy commitments through the Biodiversity Conservation and Saving Threatened Wildlife projects. These investments are helping protect wildlife, forests, and the communities that depend on them.