Cuc Phuong National Park was first established in Vietnam. Based on the unique value of geological history, landscape and scientific significance of the flora and fauna in Cuc Phuong, the Prime Minister has signed the Decision No 72/TTg on 07/07/1962 on building protection and Cuc Phuong forest management became the basis of scientific research on plants and tropical silviculture


On 8/1/1966 acording to Decision No 18/QDLN of Vietnam Administration of Forestry was officially established and construction management of Cuc Phuong National   Park. The main tasks of the National Park are to manage and protect 25,000 hectares of forest, to conduct research, to serve tourist. In 1988, the Council of Ministers (now Prime Minister) has approved the Technical and Economic Feasibility for development of Cuc Phuong National Park with an area of 22,200 ha is adjusted