National Parks and Natural Reserves are considered an invaluable natural resource of the country. However, tourism management there has numerous limitations which require proper measures to lessen adverse impacts to the environment and develop the areas sustainably.

Son Tra is a must-see destination for visitors to central Da Nang city thanks to its diverse ecosystem. However, tourism activities also damage the natural reserve.

Huynh Phuoc, Vice Chairman of Da Nang’s Union of Science and Technology Associations said: "Tourism activities do bring considerable revenue to the city. However, they also have negative impacts at the same time. Not to mention, many visitors have poor awareness of environmental protection."

There are 58 national parks and natural reserves in the same situation in the central and Central Highlands regions.

Huynh Van Keo, President of Thua Thien Hue's Science, Technology and Forestry Association said: "Adverse impacts need to be cut down. We have to estimate accurately the capacity of the parks."

The major tourism activity in national parks and natural reserves in Central and Central Highlands regions is eco-tourism with some adverse impacts to sustainable development goals. Thus local authorities should pay more attention to preserving the area’s biodiversity.-VNA