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Petition Against Son Doong Cable Car Has Over 10,000 Signatures

After news broke that a $220 million cable car would be built through portions of Son Doong Cave, the response was overwhelming negative. Many were stunned that a plan, meant to lure troves of tourists, would likely lead the to degradation of this natural wonder.

One concerned citizen, Bao Nguyen, has taken to the internet to make a petition: “Stop the Construction: Save the Son Doong Cave!”, targeting UNESCO and the local government:

“Help protect the world’s largest cave, Son Doong Cave - in the UNESCO world heritage site, Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam.

The Government of Vietnam needs to act immediately to stop a proposed cable car construction project which could lead to cave collapses and will threaten the pristine cave with further development.

This project must be stopped before it has a huge and damaging impact on the Son Doong Cave and the ecosystem of the entire Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park.”

The petition has over 10,000 signatures (out of a stated goal of 11,000) at the time of publishing, the majority of which seem to be from Vietnam.

And who knows? Maybe it will have some impact. A similar petition calling for the preservation of elements of the Saigon Tax Center has resulted in action on the part of authorities.

[Image via John Spies]

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