Making the Link: The Connection and Sustainable Management of Kon Ka Kinh National Park and Kon Chu Rang Nature ReserveIntroduction


This is a medium sized GEF/UNDP project targeting the long-term conservation of the unique biological attributes of the Central Annamites Priority Landscape in Viet Nam, in which the Kon Ka Kinh National Park (KKK NP) and Kon Cha Rang Nature Reserve (KCR NR) are two sites of global importance.  The project is implemented by the Gia Lai Forest Protection Department (FPD), on behalf of the Gia Lai Peoples Provincial Committee, in partnership with the Tropical Forest Trust (TFT). TFT will help with sustainable forest management in Dak Rong and Tram Lap State Forest Enterprise areas.

The project will contribute to fulfilling UNDP’s mission to Viet Nam aiming to support the Government to improve its capacity to meet its obligations under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

The Project’s objective is to establish a foundation of support and management to maintain the biological integrity and connectivity of the KKK NP and KCR NR, thus catalyzing sustainability of protected areas, providing a possible route for long term financing of protected areas and mainstreaming biodiversity in production landscapes.

What are the project's key results?

  • Strengthened institutional capacity of Gia Lai Forest Protection Department in areas of forest management and protection, with specific emphasis on areas within and around the KKK NP and KCR NR;
  • Increased awareness among local communities, key decision-makers, scientific community and donors to the unique conservation values of the project area;
  • Established conditions for sustainable forest management and forest management certification in Dak Roong and Tram Lap State Forest Enterprises (SFEs), leading to the continued integrity of a forest corridor between KKK NP and KCR NR.

Finance, Executing and Implementing Agency

Project Number Funding Executing Agency Implementing Agency
00043767 USD 875,000 by GEF Gia Lai Provincial People’s Committee Gia Lai Forest Protection Department

Delivery in Previous Fiscal Year

Year    Delivery (USD)
2006 103,686
2007 201,368
2008 210,328
2009 188,520
2010 208,977
2011 11,221

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