|Ostriches are given health treatment at Madagui forest. A project to preserve biodiversity in the province will include wildlife sanctuaries in Núi Voi, Phặt Chỉ and Madagui. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Vũ Thành Đạt|Viet Nam News
LÂM ĐỒNG — The Central Highlands province of Lâm Đồng plans to invest 510 billion (US$22.35 million) in a project to preserve the province’s biodiversity for the next decade and beyond.
The funds will be used to develop the Langbiang Biosphere Reserve as well as Bidoup Nui Bà and Cát Tiên National Parks.
The province will also launch the Đông Dương Natural Reserve and a number of wildlife sanctuaries including Núi Voi, Phặt Chỉ and Madagui, while building a Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands) Museum of Nature, a Tây Nguyên Park for wildlife preservation and multiple wildlife rescue centres.
The province also hopes to increase forest coverage and protect forests across the province.
In the 2017-2020 period, the province will prioritise investment to public awareness projects, biodiversity protection, conservation area construction, and reserve facility development. It will also strengthen the community’s engagement in the operation of the reserve areas.
The project, which has been approved by the provincial People’s Committee, also aims to devise policies for sustainable preservation and development of natural ecosystems as well as rare species and gene resources in the locality, while expanding ecologic services to adapt to climate change. — VNS