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Cooperation vital for wildlife protection

By Do An

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Efforts to safeguard the environment and promote harmonious coexistence between humans and nature are central to environmental projects led by international organizations like the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Wide Fund for Nature in Vietnam (WWF-Vietnam). Collaboration is key Cat Tien National Park is gaining popularity as an immersive ecotourism destination, offering a peaceful escape from urban life. Located in Nam Cat Tien Commune, Tan Phu District, Dong Nai Province, this park holds international acclaim for its ecological significance. It was designated a world biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 2001 and recognized as a site of international importance under the Ramsar Convention in 2005 for its wetland, known as Crocodile Lake. The park’s exceptional biodiversity attracts visitors. It comprises five distinct natural forest types: evergreen broadleaved forest, semi-deciduous evergreen forest, mixed wood-bamboo forest, bamboo, and wetland and semi-wetland. It also houses a rich ecosystem, including 1,730 animal species and 1,655 plant species. However, managing and preserving Cat Tien National Park’s vast 71,000-hectare expanse spanning three provinces—Dong Nai, Lam Dong, and Binh Phuoc— with 90 kilometers along the Dong Nai River presents a significant challenge. Authorities must safeguard the park’s critical role in Vietnam’s biodiversity. The park […]
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