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Illegal gold mine in newly-established national park to be destroyed

12 January 2021 | 08:11:00 AM

Chairman of Quang Nam Province Le Tri Thanh has ordered the illegal gold mines located inside the Song Thanh National Park to be destroyed.


An illegal gold mine in newly-established national park in Quang Nam Province to be destroyed.

According to Thanh, the mines will be destroyed in order to protect the environment and restore the ecosystem and order in the national park.

Song Thanh Natural Reserve Management Board was asked to collaborate with border guards, police and local authorities in Nam Giang and Phuoc Son districts to have a proper implementation plan. They must report back to the provincial authorities by January 23.

On December 23, Quang Nam People's Committee officially announced the decision to turn Song Thanh Nature Reserve into Song Thanh National Park. This is the first national park in Quang Nam and is one of the biggest special-use forests in Vietnam.

It covers 76,000ha, spreading across 12 communes in Nam Giang and Phuoc Son districts near the Lao-Vietnam border. There are 899 plants, 23 endemic species and 49 species of Vietnam’s Red List. It has 130 species of birds, 168 species of reptiles and amphibians.

It has recently been damaged by illegal loggers and illegal natural resources exploitation.


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