EXPLORING PU MAT CONSERVATION ZONE
Vietnam Heritage|June - July 2019 -2
EXPLORING PU MAT CONSERVATION ZONE
Pu Mat National Park belongs to Nghe An Province. At 93,113 ha, it is the only remaining primeval forest in Northern Vietnam.
TRAN ZUY NGOAN

One of the protected zones with the highest level of biodiversity in Asia, Pu Mat is currently affirmed to have 132 animal species, including 42 large animals, the most remarkable being elephants, tigers, Vu Quang bovines, northern white cheeked gibbons, red-shanked doucs, northern pig tailed macaques, Truong Son muntjacs, and Annamite striped rabbits It has also 295 bird species, 39 bat species, 12 lizard species, 25 snake species, 23 frog species, 82 fish species, 21 turtle species and about 400 butterfly species. There are 2500 vascular plant species (among which 68 near-extinct species are listed in Vietnam’s Red List and 41 species listed in the global Red List) including precious ones such as Fujian cypress, China-fir, Chicken feather fir (Dacrycarpus imbricatus), cycads, orchids, Hopea hainanensis, and Crown Conifer (Cephalotaxus mannii).

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