Dak Lak takes prompt action to save elephants

As elephants are now facing a threat of extinction in Vietnam, the country has decided to spend big money on elephant conservation programs. A survey conducted under the framework of the elephant conservation project, Vietnam now only has 60 domesticated and over 100 wild elephants, mostly in the provinces of Dak Lak, Dong Nai and Nghe An. Aware of the threat to the elephant population, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has asked the Prime Minister to issue a prompt action plan to protect elephants. According to Cao Chi Cong from the Forestry General Directorate, the elephant population is facing a risk of going extinct. Wild elephants are being hunted for tusks. There are very few male and baby elephants left. In some elephant populations, there is no adult male elephant.

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