Protecting 268 acres of Laos Rainforest

Through our partnership with Rainforest Trust UK we have been able to help protect 268 acres of the Laos Rainforest. This project serves as a beacon for biodiversity conservation, safeguarding a rich, biodiverse area while protecting critically endangered species and acting as a crucial carbon store to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

As a part of our ongoing commitment to sustainability and safeguarding biodiversity, EnviroBuild have protected 268 acres of crucial rainforest in Laos. Helping play a part in Rainforest Trust UK and Local partner The Wildlife Conservation Society, goal to protect 151,428 acres of the ancient forest.
The ancient forest teeter on the edge due to poaching and commercial activities, imperilling critical species such as the Large-antlered Muntjac and Sunda Pangolin. This project to conserve 151,428 acres of this crucial area offers a holistic solution to safeguard these endangered species. Beyond its rich biodiversity, the initiative acknowledges the area's pivotal role as a vital carbon store.

The Importance of central Laos’ old-growth forests.

Nestled within the Nam Chat-Nam Pan region, the wet evergreen forest stands as a global ecological treasure, boasting unparalleled biodiversity and environmental significance. This remarkable habitat, characterized by a protracted rainy season lasting up to 10 months annually, supports an exceptionally high level of plant endemism. Beyond its stunning array of unique flora, the proposed project area is a critical carbon store, holding more than 20.8 million metric tons of CO₂ equivalents. To put this into perspective, this carbon reservoir is equivalent to the emissions from nearly 4.5 million gas-powered passenger vehicles driven for an entire year.
Preserving this biodiverse haven is not merely an ecological imperative but also a crucial step in mitigating climate change. Moreover, it serves as a sanctuary for a myriad of wildlife, providing a home for species that contribute to the delicate balance of this diverse ecosystem. As we navigate the challenges of environmental conservation, recognizing and safeguarding the Nam Chat-Nam Pan region emerges as a pivotal endeavour for the preservation of our planet's natural heritage.

The Project

In the face of cross-border poaching, illegal logging, and potential road construction, Laos' rich biodiversity in the humid evergreen forests of the Annamite Mountains is under severe threat. This critical ecosystem harbors rare and endangered species, including the elusive Saola, known as the "Asian Unicorn," whose population is estimated to be a mere few hundred. Rainforest Trust and the Wildlife Conservation Society are collaboratively working to safeguard 151,428 acres in Laos, forming the proposed Eastern Bolikhamxay Mountains National Protected Area. This initiative not only protects iconic species like the Large-antlered Muntjac and Sunda Pangolin but also preserves the habitat of the Northern White-cheeked Gibbon and the Red-shanked Douc Langur, both facing threats from hunting.
Beyond its biodiversity, the project area stores a substantial 20.8 million metric tons of CO₂ equivalents, emphasizing the imperative to conserve this unique, carbon-rich ecosystem in the Nam Chat-Nam Pan region to combat climate change and protect Earth's invaluable natural heritage.
EnviroBuild takes great pride in contributing to the vital mission of Rainforest Trust and the Wildlife Conservation Society, working collaboratively to protect a region teeming with endangered species. The project focuses on safeguarding the habitats of the critically endangered Large-antlered Muntjac, Sunda Pangolin, Chinese Pangolin, Big-headed Turtle, Red-shanked Douc Langur, and Northern White-cheeked Gibbon. Beyond the conservation of these imperilled species, the initiative also plays a crucial role in climate change mitigation, storing an impressive 20,811,842 metric tons of CO2 equivalents. EnviroBuild recognizes the significance of supporting such endeavours, as they embody the urgent need to preserve biodiversity and address climate-related challenges. By actively participating in this important conservation effort, EnviroBuild demonstrates its commitment to environmental stewardship and the well-being of our planet's precious ecosystems.
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