The People’s Committee of Thua Thien-Hue province has recently received a foreign-funded project on building a preservation zone for Sao La deer (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis) and other endemic cloven-hoofed animals.

The project, worth 72,495 USD, is co-funded by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Vietnam and Cambridge University . It will be conducted in the province until July 2012.

The project is expected to save the life of and facilitate development of Sao La deer and several endemic animals that are extremely at risk of extinction such as Truong Son Muntjac, douc langur, white-cheeked gibbon and some other newly-discovered species./.