Trees for All is restoring 100 hectares of the severely degraded coastal zone together with local partners and inhabitants.

Status: Current project

Planting dune forests in Central-Vietnam

The coast of Central-Vietnam is increasingly affected by tropical storms and typhoons. The natural vegetation is this dunes has virtually disappeared leading to an increased vulnerability to floods in the hinterland. With our project we contribute to the restoration of dune forests, create natural coastal protection and help the local population in the development of a resilient and climate-proof ecosystem.

Why is this project needed?

Vietnams long coastal area is highly eroded. In the barren dunes on the south coast of Central Vietnam, temperatures soar to above 40 °C in the dry season. In the rainy season, there is flooding as a consequence of tropical storms. The dune forests and mangroves that used to protect the villages against these extreme weather conditions have almost completely disappeared due to large scale deforestation and poor land use practices. The local population of small-scale farmers and fishermen is therefore increasingly exposed to the consequences of climate change, such as more and more floods and typhoons, long spells of drought and water pollution.

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What are we doing?

It is necessary to regain the original dune forests. Trees for All will plant 120.000 native trees and shrubs in the coming year to restore and protect the coastal area. Some of these species are indicated as vulnerable of threatened on the IUCN Red List. The project takes place in close collaboration with the authorities and communities and serves as an exemplary ‘nature-based solution’ for an immense climate problem. The whole region will profit from this intervention!

This project contributes to several Sustainable Development Goals:

1. No Poverty
13. Climate action
15. Life on land
6. Clean water and sanitation
5. Gender equality
17. Partnership for the goals

Where are we going to plant?

The restoration of the dune forests will take place in the province of Phu Yen, Central-Vietnam.

Our partners

IIn this project we work closely together with our project partner UNIQUE Forestry and Landuse GmbH and the Institute of Resources and Environment van Hue University (IREN). They have extensive experience with this area and maintain good contacts with the Vietnamese State Forestry Services and the surrounding communities. The villagers are trained by a Vietnamese project team and will ensure the development of the dune forests on the long term.

We are restoring a special and endangered ecosystem and improving the living conditions of the local people.