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Dak Lak to spend money to end elephant-riding tours

More than VND55 billion (nearly $2.5 million) will be spent to shift elephant-riding tourism to a more elephant-friendly model in Dak Lak.

A dying breed: Dak Lak elephants set for better welfare

More elephants in the Central Highlands of Vietnam are set to retire from their laborious and controversial work in tourism from 2022, amid growing concern over the welfare of this extraordinary animal that is on the brink of extinction.

Chairman of Dak Nong becomes Party Secretary of Dak Lak

Mr. Nguyen Dinh Trung, Deputy Party Secretary and Chairman of Dak Nong Province, was assigned by the Politburo to hold the position of Secretary of the Party Committee of Dak Lak Province for the term 2020 - 2025.

Ancient village where M’nong culture is preserved

M’Lieng ancient village in Dak Lieng commune, Lak district of Dak Lak province is one of the rare villages that still retain the traditional tangible and intangible cultural values of the Central Highlands.

Buon Ma Thuot City under lockdown after two new COVID-19 cases confirmed

Authorities of the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak have applied social distancing measures in Buon Ma Thuot City which is home to three Covid-19 cases.

COVID-19: First Central Highland province imposes social distancing order

The Central Highland province of Dak Lak has decided to impose the social distancing order, starting 00.00hrs July 30, after a local resident returning from Da Nang city was infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.


Minister calls for forest protection and management efforts

Central Highlands localities need to raise the responsibility among forest owners and management to improve protection and development of the areas.

New instrument mimics sounds of the forest

His passion for traditional musical instruments from the Central Highlands inspired Nguyen Truong in the province of Dak Lak to come up with his own unique musical creation - a violin made from bamboo.

Conservationists call for elimination of elephant riding tours in Vietnam

Riding elephants is a tourism service that exploits animals and poses risks for both visitors and mahouts.

Despite conservation efforts, elephants still in decline

If more effective measures aren't taken, elephants will disappear from the Central Highlands' region.

Dak Lak deforestation investigated

Police in Dak Lak Province are investigating the forest destruction problem in the area.

Construction engineer pours efforts into organic coffee

Demand for high quality agricultural products is increasing and many consumers are looking for organic options.

Mahout dies in elephant attack in Dak Lak

An elephant tamer in the central highland province of Dak Lak has died after being attacked by a domestic elephant.

Ede ethic women preserve brocade weaving

Women of Knia hamlet in Dak Lak province are devoted to preserving traditional brocade weaving so that the craft doesn’t die out.

Elephants disappear as demand for ivory increases

Many elephant conservation programs have been implemented in Vietnam, but the efforts have not stopped the decline of the elephant population.

Dak Lak makes plan to rescue injured elephant

Authorities in Dak Lak Province are planning to rescue an injured elephant that can't return to the wild.

Legal proceedings over bid for medicine package in Dak Lak

The Investigative Police Agency of Dak Lak Province has decided to launch legal proceedings against 10 people relating to violations in a bid package for generic drugs at the provincial health department.

Joint efforts made to keep community safe from the deadly virus

Despite no cases of COVID-19 reported in the Central Highland province of Dak Lak, the area is still on high alert.

Traditional instrument solo, ochestra contest slated for September

The National Traditional Musical Instrument Solo and Ochestra Competition 2020 is scheduled to take place in September in Buon Ma Thuot city, the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak.

Garbage piles up, poses threat in Dak Lak

Various locations in Krong Ana District in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak have become overloaded with trash, upsetting local residents while posing a serious environmental threat.