Project Description

This map was developed as part of the USAID-funded Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change project (Mekong ARCC) in 2012.

The map shows 12 ecozones within the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB).
The original ecozones were developed by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in 2006. During the Mekong ARCC research phase, it was decided to work with the WWF original ecozone maps, and build on these to develop ecozone maps appropriate to the Mekong ARCC project requirements.

This ecozone map shows various vegetation and land use zones in the LMB. The pap indicates a predominance of low-elevation dry broadleaf forest in the central section of the LMB, with high elevation moist broadleaf forest int he northern regions and wetlands, swamp and delta mangroves in the southern Mekong delta region.

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