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10/07/2022 - 16:58

“Preserving the Saola’s Footprints on Truong Son Mountains”

That was the theme of the Saola (spindlehorn or Asian unicorn) exhibition in response to the World Saola Day July 9, which was held by the Provincial Forest Protection Department in collaboration with the World Wide Fund for Nature in Vietnam (WWF-Vietnam) at the Hue Children’s House on July 9.

Images of Saola are displaying at the Hue Children’s House

Within the framework of the project Carbi 2, the Forest Protection Department in collaboration with WWF-Vietnam also organized an exhibition with the theme “Preserving Saola’s Footprints on Truong Son Mountains” in response to the World Saola Day July 9.

The exhibition aimed at raising awareness and promoting social participation in Saola protection. This is a rare and valuable animal that is considered the pride of Vietnam nature and is facing the danger of extinction.

Saola is an ancient animal that is said to be the most mysterious in the world. In 2006, The World Wide Fund for Nature determined that Saola species was at “Critically Endangered” status.

Sao La also faces various dangers and threats from human, especially the illegal hunting. Besides that, habitat fragmentation and destruction caused by the unsustainable development and the illegal logging are also threats to Sao La survival.

Over the years, the work of Sao La protection has been received the strategic attention. One of the first efforts to combat the above threats is establishing the Saola Preservation Center of Thua Thien Hue province, which is affirmed as the necessary and urgent task with great significance. Along with that are the Sao La Preservation Center of Quang Nam province, Bach Ma National Park and Se Sap – Laos National Park to create an important seamless habitat area for Saola.

By Trieu Tuan

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