|Tay Yen Tu Nature Reserve in Bac Giang
According to Vice Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Van Doanh, the major objectives of the plan include preserving the special-use forest in the area and building infrastructure serving the research and conservation of biodiversity in the Tay Yen Tu Nature Reserve.
The plan also aims to implement projects to support locals in socio-economic development in line with forest protection and safeguarding of biodiversity.
Doanh said Bac Giang will focus on protecting 13,300ha of special-use forest area, most of which is managed by the Tay Yen Tu Nature Reserve, while closely monitoring production and service facilities in the forest without granting new licences to exploit the special-use forest.
Tay Yen Tu Nature Reserve is home to 154 animal species, 24 of which are listed in the Vietnam Red Book and 27 are protected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, according to the preliminary survey of the University of Forestry.
It also has 1,165 floral species, including 57 named in the Vietnam Red Book.
Over the years, the locality has implemented many activities to safeguard biodiversity as well as protect and develop the forest in the Tay Yen Tu Nature Reserve, including planting and preserving special-use forest, planting markers around the forest, supporting the community development in the buffer zones, rescuing wildlife, and making biodiversity evaluations.