Launched Emergency Action Plan to conserve the last wild elephant in Yok Don | WWF

Launched Emergency Action Plan to conserve the last wild elephant in Yok Don

Posted on
15 February 2017
On 14th December 2016, WWF-Vietnam and Yok Don NP launched the Emergency Action Plan to save the last wild elephants which is on the brink of extinction. The action plan is from 2016 – 2020 and focuses on promoting law enforcement, reducing human – elephant conflict and creating friendly livelihood for the local community.
 
Right after the launch, a training course was held by WWF for Yok Don NP staff on law enforcement, in class-room and on-site training, based on Asian Ranger standards and on monitoring biodiversity by camera trap.
 
WWF-Vietnam received permission to work on Dak Lak province just recently and an office with Mr. Le Quoc Thien as a project co-ordinator based on site.
 
Dak Lak province, where Yok Don located, have the biggest population of wild elephants in Vietnam, but just around 60 individuals. That’s why WWF is working with partners to save the last wild elephants herb of Vietnam here.
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