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Nui Chua Biosphere Reserve, Viet Nam

The Langbiang Biosphere Reserve is located in Lam Dong Province. Regional biodiversity is high and includes many endangered species found on International Red Lists. The core area contains a biodiversity corridor that maintains the integrity of 14 tropical ecosystems in the east of southern Viet Nam and across Viet Nam in general. It also functions as the habitat of numerous wildlife species, including several species classified as rare and endangered, such as the sun bear (Helarctos malayanus).

Agriculture, forestry and fishery are the main sources of employment for local communities. Among the cultivated crops, flowers, coffee and tea are the strongest in terms of regional generation of revenue.

Designation date: 2021

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Regional network:  SeaBRnet

Ecosystem-based network: Tropical Forest




    Surface : 106,646 ha

    • Core area(s): 15,752 ha 
    • Buffer zone(s): 48,761 ha
    • Transition zone(s): 42,131 ha

    Location: 11°041’47’N – 109°014’54’E

    Administrative Authorities

    Nui Chua National Park 

    Thai AnVillage, Vinh HaiCommune, Ninh HaiDistrict, Ninh Thuan Province
    Viet Nam 

    Tel.: +84 02 59 38 73 444

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    Ecological Characteristics

    The biosphere reserve is a representative area in terms of biodiversity with a rich and diverse mosaic of ecosystems characteristic of  the south-central region of Viet Nam, including unique semi-arid vegetation, sea turtle nesting beaches and coral reefs.

    The National Park is one of 200 globally important ecological regions identified by WWF as the Annamites. 

    Initial statistics show that out of 83 currently known mammals, up to 25 species belong to vulnerable, endangered and critically endangered categories on the IUCN Red List, including Black-shanked doucs (Pygathrix nigripes) and Silver-backed chevrotains (Tragulus versicolor).



    Socio-Economic Characteristics

    A total population of 447,162 people (2021) live in the site including the main ethnic groups of Kinh, Cham, Raglai, Hoa, Tay, Nung and Muong, all of whom have diverse cultures, artistic, religious and architectural traditions as well as numerous rituals and large festivals. 

    Environmentally friendly economic activities such as agriculture, fishing and tourism are carried out in accordance with the management regulations of special use forests and marine protected areas. 




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    Last updated: January 2021