After working as tour guides at Cat Tien National Park for years, several people have become experts and are called 'The walking dictionaries' of this jungle by local people and tourists due to their thorough knowledge about animals and plants as well as their wilderness living skills. Dang Quang Trong (1st,left), a guide of the Cat Tien National Park, is guiding an expert of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in a tour in the Bau Sau (Crocodile Lake) Wetlands and Seasonal Floodplains in the national park in Dong Nai Province. Photo: Tuoi Tre Cat Tien National Park is an important national park spread over three provinces, Dong Nai, Lam Dong and Binh Phuoc, approximately 150 km north of Ho Chi Minh City. It has an area of about 45,000 hectares and protects one of the largest areas of lowland tropical rainforests left in Vietnam, according to Nguyen Van Dien, the director of this park. As home to numerous kinds of flora and fauna, many of which are rare and valuable, Cat Tien … [Read more...] about ‘The walking dictionary’ of Cat Tien National Park
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by Ha Nguyen HA NOI - A creative environmental protection campaign is changing the way that Viet Nam's national parks and conservancies are caring for the country's precious natural heritage. … [Read more...] about Go Green campaign targets national parks
According to the opinions of experts and those who have visited Hoang Lien National Park, the area boasts three of "the best in Vietnam", including "de nhat Nam son" (the highest mountain peak), "de nhat deo Nam" (the most grandiose pass) and the biggest treasure of the forest's resourse. Lured by the above claims, we followed Hoang Tung, a local photographer, to discover Hoang Lien National Park. Our first destination was Fansipan, the highest peak of the Hoang Lien Mountain Range. With an elevation of 3,143m, it is dubbed “de nhat Nam son” or the roof of three Indochina countries. We began our journey at Tram Ton Pass that has an elevation of 1,900m, and climbed to the altitude of 2,900m where we could see the houses of the Mong, Dao and Giay ethnic groups scattered among the mountains. Here is a forest of hedge bamboo and ancient pine trees with green leaves. Despite harsh weather with winds whistling through the mountains all year round, these varieties of … [Read more...] about Hoang Lien National Park
Hanoi Times - The cool weather and beautiful panoramas of Da Lat and SaPa may be too far away for those who have limited time for vacation. A one-day picnic to the BaViNational Park might be the ideal option to escape the heat and enjoy life in the clouds. The haven is a mere 60km or an hour and a half drive from Hanoi. Ba Vi has been named one of four ecological tourist sites, along with Da Lat in the central highlands, and SaPa and Tam Dao in the north. The National Park is centred on Mount Ba Vi, an isolated spot situated to the west of Hanoi. The mountain rises steeply out of a plain that rarely exceeds 30m in elevation. Mt Ba Vi has three peaks: the highest is Vua at 1,296m, followed by Tan Vien at 1,226m and Ngoc Hoa at 1,120m. Because of the mountainous topography, the climate on Ba Vi varies with altitude. Above 500m, fog enshrouds the top of the mountain on most days. The special terrain and climate provides Ba Vi with a clean and quiet … [Read more...] about Ba Vi National Park offers ideal vacation close to Hanoi
Local newspapers have recently written many articles about the Dong Nai 6 and 6A hydro-power projects, invested by the Duc Long Gia Lai Group. Readers comment that some newspapers protested the construction of hydro-power plants inside the Cat Tien National Park, and some others supported. What is the truth? Dong Nai 6 and Dong Nai 6A raise waves on Dong Nai River Formalism exists in assessing environmental impacts Dam projects in Dong Nai river require stricter assessments Behind the true lieSix hydropower plant projects round up Cat Tien National ParkFor the people's interest or investor's interest? Cat Tien National Park. That is the question raised by Lam Dinh Uy, an expert on environmental sciences from the Center for Biodiversity and Development, about the two hydro-power projects that are located in the Cat Tien National Park, which is based in Dong Nai, Lam Dong, Binh Phuoc and Dak Nong provinces. According to Mr. Uy, it is extremely important to make a survey over the … [Read more...] about Dong Nai 6 and 6A hydro-power projects: Where is the truth?