Along Be River: Headwaters forest protection efforts

The Be River stretches 350km, beginning in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong and flowing downstream through Binh Phuoc and Binh Duong provinces before merging into the Dong Nai River at Hieu Liem Commune, Vinh Cuu District, Dong Nai Province. Strict protection of its upstream forests plays a crucial role in regulating water for hydroelectric plants, fostering rich aquatic life, and awakening the potential for eco-tourism resources step by step.

Although the area is characterized by challenging terrain, separated by numerous rivers, streams, and large lakes, and local ethnic minorities traditionally practice slash-and-burn agriculture, these obstacles have not discouraged the forest rangers. On the contrary, they are more determined than ever to protect the forests wholeheartedly within the managed forest area.

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Translated by Thuy Doan