Vingroup begins animal conservation programme on Phu Quoc; safari next

Monday, Sep 14, 2015 17:39

Vingroup plans to build an international standard safari on the island of Phu Quoc in December. A view of Bangkok Safari World in Thailand. — Photo
HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Property giant Vingroup announced plans to establish an animal conservation programme on Phu Quoc Island this month and start an animal safari two months later.

The group said Vinpearl Safari would help carry out research, educational activities and fundraising for wildlife conservation, enhance public awareness and develop nature tourism in Viet Nam.

The programme has started with research and conservation of some rare animal species and their natural habitats.

Next up is a safari park in Bai Dai (Long Beach) in Phu Quoc that will have a zoo and night safari with nine theme areas based on different regions in the world.

In phase 1, it plans to develop two theme parks -- African and Indian -- on an area of 180ha. Work is expected to begin in December.

It will involve 2,000 animals belonging to 130 species besides 400 plant species.

Le Khac Quyet, the director of the programme, said it would be of international standard and a precursor to many animal research and conservation efforts in Viet Nam.

Work is also going on on posters, calendars, books, photos and brochures and training courses, lectures and special events to promote the conservation efforts and on events to raise funds from local and international institutions.— VNS

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