The reserve is home to various rare fauna species

Accordingly, the reserve is located in the southwestern region, with a tropical forest ecosystem at a height of 700m above sea level. It covers an area of over 22,132ha with functional sub-zones of ecosystem protection and conservation, administration and service.

The establishment of the reserve aims to preserve biodiversity and natural values, protect and develop endemic and rare flora and fauna species, enhance watershed protection function, and minimize floods.

The Dong Chau - Khe Nuoc Trong was previously a forest in Kim Thuy commune, Le Thuy district. It is one of the most valuable areas for biodiversity, preserving the outstanding and unique features of the Truong Son (Annamite) Range.

The forest has been appreciated by many international conservation organizations.

Recognizing this forest as a biosphere reserve helps not only protect biodiversity but also contribute to maintaining national defense and security in the region.

According to a survey jointly conducted by the province’s Forest Ranger Department, and the Institute of Investigation and Forest Planning under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, forest coverage in Dong Chau - Khe Nuoc Trong reaches 99 percent, the highest level in Vietnam.

Source: VNA