Annual Report 2017 of WWF-Vietnam
In addition, this year WWF has started supporting elephant conservation in Yok Don National Park, a priority habitat for the largest remaining wild elephant population in Vietnam. Together, we have developed the wild elephant conservation strategy and started training rangers to improve the protection of this area. We will be monitoring the elephant population to understand their movement patterns, support local communities to avoid conflicts with them, and secure their future in an increasingly threatened habitat.
In collaboration with WWF-Cambodia, we have embarked on the very ambitious initiative to reintroduce tigers to the Eastern Plains Landscape. Welcoming back this iconic species will require a significant increase in landscape protection to ensure prey is available and habitat is secured. This endeavour has already received the endorsement of the Government of Cambodia and we hope the Government of Vietnam is equally supportive so that Vietnam can play its vital role in successfully bringing back this charismatic predator.”
Dr Van Ngoc Thinh
Country Director, WWF-Vietnam