A number of foreign tourists have been lost and found exploring the Son Tra Nature Reserve in the central coastal city of Da Nang. The tragic death of a rescue worker who was searching for four lost tourists in the reserve recently has drawn attention to the potential threats of embarking on an adventure in a nature reserve.

Measures need to be taken to ensure tourists stay safe in dangerous parts of nature reserves. Besides local authorities’ efforts to raise public awareness of the risks, tourists need to do their research and equip themselves with survival skills and accessories before they head off into nature reserves.

Son Tra peninsula, as well as other nature reserves, is a tourist magnet for Vietnam. In order to fully exploit its potential, we need safety measures and tourists to be aware of the risks when visiting the reserves./.