|Bidoup – Núi Bà National Park in Lâm Đồng Province. – Photo sggp.org.vn|Viet Nam News
LÂM ĐỒNG – The People’s Committee of the Central Highlands province of Lâm Đồng has approved a programme to preserve bio-diversity with a focus on high-value flora and endemic animal species.
It will cost more than VNĐ1.3 trillion (US$59 million), with over 50 per cent brought in by private investors.
It will seek to support solutions and policies for sustainable conservation of the natural eco-systems of endangered, precious and rare species.
The province is home to some high-value plants like laba banana, mulberry, red pine and acanthopanax trees, orchids and camellias and several species of endemic birds and animals.
It has been conserving areas like Langbiang World Biosphere Reserve and Cát Tiên and Bidoup – Núi Bà national parks.
In the short term the province will establish Đơn Dương Nature Reserve and Núi Voi, Phát Chi, and Madaguoi sanctuaries besides building the Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands) Natural Museum, Tây Nguyên Wildlife Conservation Park, and wild animal rescue centres at Cát Tiên and Bidoup – Núi Bà parks. – VNS