Pham Huu Khanh
Vu Ngoc Lan
Eco-Tourism & Environmental Education:
Nguyen Xuan Chinh
Nguyen Duy Khang
Nguyen Dinh Quoc Viet
the trees to protect the land Above: Park Director Mr Thanh shows Mrs Vo Tuyet
Mai (Director of VBS) the power of the Dong Nai river in spate ...
a large branch broken off and suspended above their heads clearly
demonstrates the role of trees to protect the banks from erosion.
Park is managed by a team of dedicated and knowledgeable staff.
They are well aware that
protecting the land means involving the local people - but this
often involves difficult negotiations.
communities, including the Chau Ma (Maa') and Stieng people
have lived in the central valley of the reserve for several centuries,
and several hundred people are currently resident. Visitors to the
Park may wish to take a day trip to visit one of these communities
around Talai, to the south of the park.
on land: growing cashew in an adjacent agricultural area across
the Dong Nai river.