Yok Don National Park

Update news Yok Don National Park

Loggers arrested for machete attack on rangers

Police have arrested five illegal loggers who allegedly attacked a forest ranger in Yók Đôn National Park.


Tourism elephants released into national park

Authorities in Dak Lak Province have released two elephants which were used in the tourism industry.


Elephant conservation project receives more funding

 VietNamNet Bridge – NGO Animals Asia and Dak Lak Province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development have signed a co-operation agreement for elephant conservation in Vietnam from 2019-22.

Go off the beaten track in beatiful Dak Lak

 VietNamNet Bridge – On bus No.15 heading to Don Village from Buon Me Thuot City, I accidentally spotted Yok Don National Park. The sign pricked my curiosity and sense of adventure. 

Wild animals in sanctuaries threatened by poachers

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese laws impose heavy sanctions on wildlife trafficking, but many violations still occur.

The battle against poaching continues without much success

VietNamNet Bridge - To obtain wild animals to sell to restaurants, poachers venture into forests and natural reserves, willing to fire on forest rangers.

Head of Cư M’gar District forest protection division prosecuted

 VietNamNet Bridge – The People’s Procuracy of Dak Nong Province has begun criminal proceedings against Bui Van Khang for abusing position and power while performing duties in the case relating to Phan Huu Phuong.

Migrants dream of establishing village

 VietNamNet Bridge – Half a year ago, the couple Ly Seo Xi and Trang Thi Tong moved to a temporarily iron-sheet house on barren land in which there remain tree roots.

Protecting forests by purging forest ranger staff, converting illegal loggers

VietNamNet Bridge - “To protect the forests, we need the most dedicated and disciplined forest rangers who fight as a matter of honor.”

Vietnam’s dipterocarp forest conservation zone targeted by loggers

VietNamNet Bridge - With abundant resources and a variety of rare wood, the Yok Don National Park is a target for illegal loggers.

Dutch vet saves VN elephants

Sipping juice in a small café in Ha Noi in early June, Willem Schaftenaar relaxes before his flight home to the Netherlands. Previously, he was busy in Ban Don Village in Dak Lak Province’s Buon Don District

On a wild trek to meet tame elephants

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Yok Don National Park is being opened up to visitors as a way to increase public awareness of the need to protect biodiversity. 

Experts emphasize elephant conservation

 VietNamNet Bridge – Only around 100 wild elephants, and an additional 60 in captivity, remain in Viet Nam, with most living in Dak Lak, Dong Nai and Nghe An provinces, a conference on elephant conservation heard on Wednesday.

Vietnam seeks ways to protect elephants

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam is estimated to have 120 wild elephants and 45 domesticated ones, which are feared to disappear one day from the country without timely conservation action.

Conversion of dipterocarp forests into rubber plantations harms environment

Most of the rubber trees grown on the dipterocarp forest in Ea Sup and Buon Don districts of Dak Lak province have been developing slowly, as the environment in the districts has changed, causing difficulties for production and people’s lives.

Agriculture Ministry opposes hydropower project as fight to protect Yok Don Park continues

VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has officially voiced its opposition to the Drang Phok hydropower project in the Yok Don National Park.

Illegal logging cuts down national park

 VietNamNet Bridge – Hundreds of trees are being cut down in Yok Don National Park in the Central Highlands of Viet Nam, despite efforts from forest management officers.

National park ravaged by loggers

 VietNamNet Bridge – Nearly 100 trees are stolen from the Yok Don National Park in Dak Lak Province each month, while local rangers say that they can't stop the situation.

Tusks of elephant in Dak Lak national park stolen

 VietNamNet Bridge – The tusks of a male elephant in the Yok Don National Park in Buon Don District, Dak Lak Province were sawed off by poachers, according to Mr. Huynh Trung Luan, Director of the Dak Lak Elephant Conservation Center.

Tour of villages in Dak Lak

 VietNamNet Bridge – Visitors to Dak Lak Province in the central highlands have an opportunity to ride an elephants and learn how local people hunt and tame elephants.