Nguyễn Văn Thanh
Nguyễn Văn Minh
Dr. Phạm Hữu Khánh
Nguyen Xuan Chinh
the trees to protect the land Above: Previous 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.