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Vietnam’s Dong Nai adds 25km electric fence around nature reserve to protect forest elephants

Vietnam’s Dong Nai adds 25km electric fence around nature reserve to protect forest elephants

Sunday, December 26, 2021, 20:53 GMT+7
Vietnam’s Dong Nai adds 25km electric fence around nature reserve to protect forest elephants
An elephant enters a residential area in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam. Photo: B.A. / Tuoi Tre

The forest protection department in Dong Nai Province, southern Vietnam has begun constructing an additional 25 kilometers of electric fence around a nature reserve to prevent forest elephants from entering residential areas.

The fence is aimed at protecting forest elephants and prevent encounters between the wild animals and local residents, said Le Viet Dung, deputy head of the provincial forest protection department.

The project is part of an elephant conservation plan which has been executed in Dong Nai since 2014.

The new electric fence, which is 25.1 kilometers long, will be constructed around parts of the Dong Nai Cultural Nature Reserve in Dinh Quan and Tan Phu Districts.

The project also consists of the installation of 976 fence posts, four stations, 14 main gates, four auxiliary gates, a 2.7-kilometr road, and 20 warning signs.

A section of the electric fence aimed at protecting forest elephants in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam. Photo: A Loc / Tuoi Tre

A section of the electric fence aimed at protecting forest elephants in Dong Nai Province, southern Vietnam. Photo: A Loc / Tuoi Tre

It costs about VND14 billion (US$612,700) and is expected to be finished in October 2022, Dung stated.

In July 2017, Dong Nai authorities put into operation a 50-kilometer electric fence network around the Dong Nai Cultural Nature Reserve as part of the elephant conservation plan.

However, the elephants eventually found their way to the fence’s end and continued destroying local residents’ crops and plantations.

Dong Nai is currently home to a herd of about 18 to 19 forest elephants, including four to five baby elephants.

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