Every year, forest fires in Bay Nui (Seven Mountains) in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang are permanent risks to local residents, especially during the dry season.
An Giang Forest Ranger Department is responsible for protecting the forests from fire. The rangers have cooperated with local authorities in implementing measures for forest fire prevention. In addition, fire prevention pathways are set up along 20 hectares of forests in the areas of Tinh Bien, Tri Ton and Thoai Son. Raising locals and tourists’ awareness of the issue is also needed to help the rangers. The following photo essay partly reveals the activities of these rangers.
By Le Hoang Vu