Wild boars thrive under national park protection

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Wild boars are thriving in U Minh Ha National Park, in southern Ca MauProvince, thanks to good management and conditions, says park researcherNguyen Viet Phuoc.

CA MAU - Wild boars are thriving in U Minh Ha National Park, in southern Ca Mau Province, thanks to good management and conditions, says park researcher Nguyen Viet Phuoc.

The gazetting of the park in 2006 had reduced the poaching problem and, though the boar (Suscrofa) resided deep in the forest and had rarely been seen in 20 years, hundreds of footprints have been detected recently, Phuoc said.

"The park helps the boars multiply. There were only about a dozen boars existing in the area for nearly two decades."

The establishment of the park also helped protect many other wild animals, such as deer, snakes and monkeys, maintaining the diversity of species. The national park covers parts of two districts: U Minh and Tran Van Thoi. It's a section of the U Minh forest, which is designated as a special swamp in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta. The forest is inhabited by hundreds of fauna and flora species. - VNS

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