1 Tahrcountry Musings: New Wildlife Reserves In Vietnam

Friday, September 28, 2007

New Wildlife Reserves In Vietnam

In an effort to protect critically endangered wild ox saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis), the central Vietnamese provinces of Thua Thien Hue and Quang Nam will create two new wildlife reserves. The extent of each reserve will be 121km2.The reserves will link up with the Bach Ma National Park to cover a continuous protected landscape covering approximately 2,920km2 . Saola is found only in the Annamite Mountains of Vietnam and Laos. Very little is known about the species. The total population is thought to be no more than 250 individuals

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