Quang Nam province to plan for building an elephant sanctuary

By H.PHUC –P.VINH 07/08/2016 19:00

(QNO) - An Interbranch seminar on solutions to forest protection associated with elephant conservation and  Eco-tourism development in Nong Son district was  organized on 3rd  August by Vietnam National  Administration of Forestry (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam). It’s a part of the project of elephant urgent conservation  and control of elephant tusks trade in Vietnam toward 2020.

According to the latest report by zoology and  bio-diversity  experts  issued in December 2015, there are 4 to 6 elephants living in Nong Son district’s forests.

At the seminar  the plan on building an elephant reserve and habitat was presented and expected to be finished in five months.

Summer camp for kids

Over 200 elementary and secondary schools students of Nong Son district (Quang Nam province) took part in the two-day children summer camp 2016 “Elephants are friends” on 3 and 4 August.
With interesting activities, this summer camp was not only the joyful holidays,  but also a chance for local kids to learn more about elephants in Vietnam and in  the world.
 The children also attended some useful activities such as painting and talking about the camp’s topic “Elephants are friends”, propagandizing elephant conservation to the public…


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Quang Nam province to plan for building an elephant sanctuary