Afternoon August 8, 2014, the PMU area of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park in collaboration with the Center for Rescue, Conservation and Development Biology
Afternoon August 8, 2014, the PMU area of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park in collaboration with the Center for Rescue, Conservation and Development Biology workshop findings reported locate classification and stone Mouse species distribution Truong Son (Laonastes sp) in the area of Phong Nha – Ke Bang. Attending the seminar were Mr. Le Thanh Tinh – Director MB Phong Nha – Ke Bang; Mr. Nguyen Trung Thuc – Director PMU area of Phong Nha – Ke Bang; Dr. Nguyen Xuan Dang – Head of the advisory group, the Center for Resources, Environment and Climate Change (Cerec) and representatives of the departments concerned.
At the conference, delegates heard a brief report presents the results of research to locate sorting and distribution mice Truong Son (Laonastes sp) in the area of Phong Nha – Ke Bang and put the comments to complete the report findings.
According to the statement of analyzes comparing morphological characteristics showed significant differences between sample statistics CTS Mice and Rats rock rocks Laos on morphological indicators body. In addition, visual observation of cranial samples also found some differences in characteristics between the two groups cranial morphology patterns such as CTS Skull Mouse larger rock skull stone Mouse Laos; Stone front incisors CTS Mice with big brown streaks, while in Laos stone Mouse patterns, this very thin brown streaks or almost none; after occipital border of CTS Mice round stones, no spikes in the middle; Mouse occiput edging stones after Laos had spikes at the midpoint. Comparing gene sequences of mitochondrial DNA showed that the group of mice rock samples collected Truong Son in Phong Nha – Ke Bang independent group formed a very different group of Laotian rock samples obtained in mouse Kham Muon the distance traveled minimum communication between these two groups is 9%. With the analytical results obtained above, CTS Mice stone independent species but the Laotian rock Mouse are the same breed Laonastes.
End of Conference, the Director of Project Management Board would like to thank the comments of the delegates to report results soon finalized. Besides, he suggested they need to research a number of locations in the core zone of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park to enhance the overall understanding of management.