The People’s Committee of Dak Lak Province plans to set up an elephant sanctuary by 2014 at a total cost of approximately VND58 billion (US$3 million).
|The Buon Ma Thuot-Dak Lak tourism week 2009 aims to honor elephants- the most important animal to the Highland people.|
The sanctuary will allow the preservation and care of elephants; launch policies to encourage and help elephant breeders; raise awareness of elephant conservation and propose action to minimize conflicts between wild elephants and local residents; cooperate with international organizations to update technology and train officials to preserve and care for elephants.
The sanctuary will be spread over more than 200 hectares in the Yok Don national park.
Dak Lak province has more than 50 tame elephants and over 100 wild elephants.