Wild animals returned to nature in Quang Binh hinh anh 1A monkey released into the nature in Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park of Quang Binh province (Photo: Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park) 
Hanoi (VNA) – A number of rare animals have been reintroduced into the wild in Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park, the central province of Quang Binh.

They consist of five Asian palm civets, two Rhesus monkeys, two pig-tailed macaques, two stump-tailed macaques, one masked palm civet, four keeled box turtles, one elongated tortoise, one giant Asian pond turtle, and three Asian water dragons, the park’s management board said on June 23.

Rescued from poaching or handed over by local residents, they were released after a period of time under care.

According to Deputy Director of the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Agency Nguyen Xuan Dung, Vietnam has developed and enforced a number of programmes and action plans on the urgent conservation of endangered species such as tigers, elephants, primates, and turtles.

Projects monitoring wildlife populations have been carried out in Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh province, Cat Ba National Park in Hai Phong city, Van Long Nature Reserve in Ninh Binh province, Na Hang and Cham Chu Nature Reserves in Tuyen Quang province, and Xuan Thuy National Park in Nam Dinh province, among others.

Other projects building biodiversity corridors in the central provinces of Quang Nam, Quang Tri, and Thua Thien-Hue have also contributed to maintaining and protecting the habitats of endangered species such as the buffed-cheeked gibbon, Edwards’s pheasant, red-shanked douc, Annamite striped rabbit, and Annamite muntjac.

Vietnam is now home to 173 wildlife conservation zones, comprising 33 national parks, 66 nature reserves, 18 species and biotope reserves, and 56 landscape protection zones./.