History of Cat Tien National Park

Before 1975
Vietnam has not taken over

During the war, the land of Cat Tien National Park that exists today was part of a large battlefield D, also suffered from bombs, but fortunately the forest was not destroyed much. Therefore, the primary nature of the forest remains almost intact.

After 1975
Vietnam has begun to take over

Vietnam after the unification, the forest was taken over by the Ministry of Defense and assigned to the 600 Division to manage.

1986
Establishment of the Forbidden Forest Management Board

Dong Nai province establishes Nam Cat Tien Forbidden Forest Management Board. All operations of the 600 Division withdrew from the reserve.

7/7/1978
Establishment of a forbidden forest

The forest was decided by the Government to become a forbidden forest with an area of 31,000 ha located in Tan Phu district, Dong Nai province.

1976
The forest is included in the conservation area.

This place has been listed as a conservation area by the government

13/01/1992
Established Cat Tien National Park.

The Chairman of the Council of Ministers issued a decision to establish Cat Tien National Park.

2/1998
Cat Tien National Park under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development​

The area of Cat Tien National Park was increased to 73,878 hectares.

10/11/2001
Recognized as a Biosphere Reserve

On November 10, 2001, Cat Tien National Park was recognized as the 411th biosphere reserve by UNESCO and the second biosphere reserve of Vietnam.

2003
Cat Tien National Park under the management of the Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VNFOREST)

According to Decision No. 173/2003/QD-TTg, the area of the National Park is 71,187.9 ha. The unit directly managing the National Park is the Vietnam Administration of Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

4/8/2005
Ramsar has recognized important wetlands

On August 4, 2005, the Bau Sau Wetland Area of the National Park was recognized by the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention to be included in the list of wetlands of international importance. This is the 1,499th wetland in the world and the second in Vietnam.

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