Quang Nam: Conservation of Central Annamese Mountains

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(QNO) - The Quang Nam’s VND-5 billion project on conservation of Central Annamite Range has just been approved. It is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

A Sao La in the Reserve
A Sao La in the Reserve

The project will be carried out at Sao La Reserve in Dong Giang and Tay Giang districts from 2018 to 2022. The reserve covering an area of nearly 16000 ha is divided into 22 sub-areas. It is the place where Sao La and some rare species of fauna and flora live. They include aloes wood, bassia, kingwood, sindora wood, peck wood, muntjac, pheasant and red-shanked douc.

The reserve also functions as a protective forest, protecting the riverhead areas, farms and hydroelectric plants. The project aims to raise individuals’, organizations’ and societies’ ability to protect natural environment, maintain and increase the number of Sao La in the area. It is also a way to manage natural resources, raise the local awareness of protecting Sao La and other species.

In addition, the project helps speed up the locally socio-economic development, creating the momentum to the stable and sustainable development of the Sao La Reserve and natural environment in the Central Annamite Range.