Yok Don National Park still threatened by hydropower project

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 week(s) ago

Yok Don National Park still threatened by hydropower project

The Drang Phok Hydropower Plant project, which was started way back in 2007 and criticised for its impact on the ecosystem, has still not been scraped despite continued opposition.

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Illegal logging cuts down national park

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VietnamNet English 5 month(s) ago

Illegal logging cuts down national park

VietNamNet Bridge – Hundreds of trees are being cut down in Yok Don National Park in the Central Highlands of Viet Nam, despite efforts from forest management officers.

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Vietnam national park proposes using horses for forest patrol

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 5 month(s) ago

Vietnam national park proposes using horses for forest patrol

Director of the Yok Don National Park Do Quang Tung has proposed that the Vietnam Administration of Forestry equip the park with horses for use in forest patrol and to improve the efficiency of the patrol.

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Locals steal wood in Vietnam national park thanks to dearth of rangers

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 5 month(s) ago

Locals steal wood in Vietnam national park thanks to dearth of rangers

Hundreds of locals enter Yok Don National Park in the Central Highlands of Vietnam every day to steal wood by chopping down trees and cutting them into pieces to carry out of the forest for sale.

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National Park loses 100 trees a month to illegal loggers

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VietnamNet English 5 month(s) ago

National Park loses 100 trees a month to illegal loggers

VietNamNet Bridge - At the Yok Don National Park, 100 trees are cut down every month on average. In 90 percent of cases, illegal loggers responsible for the damage cannot be found.

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Central Highland forest is being destroyed

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VietnamNet English 5 month(s) ago

Central Highland forest is being destroyed

VietNamNet Bridge - From 2008 to 2014, the area of natural forests in the Central Highlands lost over 358,700 hectares, or more than 51,200 hectares annually, reported the General Directorate of Forestry of Vietnam. At the same time, only 1,007 hectares of forest were planted during this time.

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National park ravaged by loggers

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Báo Dân Trí English 5 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

National park ravaged by loggers

Nearly 100 trees are stolen from the Yok Don National Park in Dak Lak Province each month, while local rangers say that they can't stop the situation.

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Central Highlands forest area shrinks fast amid rampant illegal logging: report

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Báo Thanh Niên English 6 month(s) ago

Central Highlands forest area shrinks fast amid rampant illegal logging: report

The Central Highlands lost more than 358,700 hectares of forest to illegal logging between 2008 and 2014, local media reported, citing official figures.

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Tusk thieves threaten Vietnam’s fast dwindling domesticated elephants

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Báo Thanh Niên English 9 month(s) ago

Tusk thieves threaten Vietnam’s fast dwindling domesticated elephants

Several mahouts have been taking turns to look after a 20-year-old male elephant around the clock since it had a tusk almost cut off by some thieves on July 14.

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Tamed elephants in central Vietnam under permanent watch

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VOV News English 9 month(s) ago

Tamed elephants in central Vietnam under permanent watch

The increasing threat from tusk thieves has left mahouts of a national park in Vietnam with no way to protect their tamed elephants except by watching them permanently, even sleeping with the animals at night.

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Doctors amputate elephant tusk allegedly sawed by poachers in Vietnam reserve

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 10 month(s) ago

Doctors amputate elephant tusk allegedly sawed by poachers in Vietnam reserve

A 20-year-old elephant in Vietnam’s Yok Don National Park had its right tusk amputated on Thursday due to an injury caused by unidentified poachers, the park management said the same day.

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Elephant has tusk almost sawed off in Central Highlands attack

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Báo Thanh Niên English 10 month(s) ago

Elephant has tusk almost sawed off in Central Highlands attack

A domestic elephant had its tusk almost severed by some thieves while it was chained at a grazing ground in the forest in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak.

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Vietnamese elephant injured by poacher's snare recovers after treatment

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Báo Thanh Niên English 12 month(s) ago

Vietnamese elephant injured by poacher's snare recovers after treatment

Khajohnpat Boonprasert, an elephant veterinarian from Thailand’s National Elephant Institute, treats the wounds on the male elephant at the Dak Lak Elephant Conservation Center in April. Photo: Ngoc Quyen

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Viet Nam's elephants on brink of extinction

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VietNam News English 13 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news 2 related news

Viet Nam's elephants on brink of extinction

Experts and conservationists are calling for increased funding and efforts to save the dwindling number of elephants in Viet Nam.

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Elephant-minders at Yok Don National Park work to preserve remaining herd

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VietnamNet English 13 month(s) ago

Elephant-minders at Yok Don National Park work to preserve remaining herd

VietNamNet Bridge - Workers at the Dak Lak Elephant Conservation Center in Yok Don National Park describe themselves as ‘elephant-minders’, and say that caretaking of the animals requires the patience and endurance required to take care of young children.

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