Ha Noi Conference on Wildlife Trade
November 2016

CUC PHUONG NATIONAL PARK

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Cuc Phuong National Park is located 120km southwest of Ha Noi at the intersection of Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh and Thanh Hoa provinces. The oldest national park in Viet Nam, Cuc Phuong boasts an engaging cultural and wildlife heritage and enchanting scenery. Located on 2 limestone mountain ranges, Cuc Phuong is a wonder-fully rich ecosystem. The rocky outcrops of Cuc Phuong are the site of valuable paleontological and anthropological vestiges, including a fossilized sea reptile dated at 200 - 230 million years old. Remains of prehistoric civilizations whose people who lived in the forest some 7500 years ago have been found in the numerous mountain caves. Covered in a dense forest, this Park is home to some of Asia's rarest animal and plant species including Delacour’s langur, Clouded Leop-ard, Serrow, the cá Niết Hang fish, and the red-bellied squirrel. There is little wonder that researchers, naturalists, enthusiasts, and conservationists alike are drawn to this corner of the world.
Facts
  • Established in 1962
  • 20.473 ha of forest
  • Flora: over 2234 vascular and non-vascular plants
  • Fauna:
1899 species of insects
122 species of reptiles and am-phibians
135 species of mammals
336 documented bird species
Getting there
By Car: Approx. 3 hours from Ha Noi. From Ninh Binh City, follow the road to Bai Dinh pagoda (15km), via Trang An world heritage site, continue to Bai Dinh pagoda(22km) and take the road behind the parking of Bai Dinh and follow the big concrete road to the na-tional park.
Shuttle bus: The bus leaves for the headquarters of Cuc Phuong Na-tional Park at 9:00 from Southern Ha Noi—Giap Bat station and re-turns at 15:00.
Main conservation activities in the Park
  • Species rescue, conservation and development Centre
  • Cuc Phuong’s Endangered Primate Rescue Center
  • The Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Program
  • Turtle Conservation Center
  • The Cuc Phuong Botanical Garden
  • Threatened Plants Rescue Center
Tourist activities
  • Trekking in the primary forest
  • Community-Based Ecotourism & Homestays
  • Wildlife Night-spotting
  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Amphibians, insects, reptiles spotting
  • Tour to biodiversity hotspots
  • Traditional music performance
  • Kayaking
  • Visit to the first Carnivore and Pangolin Education Centre in Viet Nam