Thua Thien-Hue enhances rare animal protection in nature reserves

21:23 06/01/2022

PSNews - The project aims to enhance the capacity of social organisations and local communities in building policies and giving feedback on natural resources management and biodiversity via training courses. It will also help improve livelihoods of residents living on forests, thereby easing pressure on natural resources.

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Currently, Vietnam is at risk of suffering from “empty forest syndrome”, a common situation in Southeast Asia. Therefore, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Vietnam in collaboration with the Bach Ma National Park, Thua Thien - Hue's authorities and other international organizations built a project to preserve wildlife in the central area of Truong Son Mountain Range.

The project aims to enhance the capacity of social organisations and local communities in building policies and giving feedback on natural resources management and biodiversity via training courses. It will also help improve livelihoods of residents living on forests, thereby easing pressure on natural resources.

Over the past years, the province has actively preserved biodiversity in central Truong Son Mountain Range, including surveying wildlife in nature reserves to prevent deforestation and forest degradation in the border areas between southern Laos and central Vietnam, especially in Bach Ma National Park and Saola Nature Reserve.

The survey results have mitigated threat to saola and other endangered species, thus keeping landscapes of central Truong Son Mountain intact. At the same time, technical solutions to supervision and management of biodiversity preservation have been enhanced and local livelihoods have improved.

By L.B