Quang Nam Province plans Saola deer reserve

A project to build a Saola deer reserve has been approved by the People’s Committee of the central province of Quang Nam.

The reserve will cover an area of around 15.822 hectares in Tay Giang and Dong Giang Districts, at the borders of Thua Thien-Hue Province and Laos.

The project will cost about VND48.91 billion (US$2.3 million) and is expected to be complete by 2015.

The setting up of a reserve aims to save the Saola deer from extinction.

Saola deer is found only in the Annamite ranges of Vietnam and Laos. The species was first discovered in Vietnam in 1996 at a village in Ho in Huong Thuy District of Thua Thien-Hue Province.

By Ng.Khoi – Translated by Kim Khanh

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