A corner of Vu Quang National Park 

The park is home to many rare and precious animal species, including Cha vachannau (Pygathrixnemaeus), Ha Tinhvooc (Ha Tinhlangur), Vuon ma vang (Yellow-cheeked ribbon) and the two rare and precious mammals of Sao La (Starfish Saola) and Manglon (Giant Muntjac).

The 52,300ha park includes subtropical evergreen forests and tropical evergreen forests with plentiful flora and fauna. There are 307 high-class floral species of 236 genera and 99 families, 60 species of mammals, 187 species of birds, 38 species of reptiles, 26 species of amphibians and 56 species of fish.

Earlier, the park was recognized as an ASEAN Heritage Park at the Sixth ASEAN Heritage Parks Conference held in Laos in October 2019.

Since 2003, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has started to give the “ASEAN Heritage Park” title to natural biodiversity conservation areas with the aim of conserving vital and unique natural ecosystems in ASEAN.

Three other parks that were also recognized as ASEAN Heritage Parks in October 2019 are Bidoup – Nui Ba National Park in Lam Dong province; Lo Go – Xa Mat National Park in Tay Ninh province; and Ngoc Linh Nature Reserve in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum.

Translated by Lam Anh