National park nominated for Ramsar wetland status

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Vietnam will register a national park in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap to the Ramsar Convention of Wetlands of International Importance.

The international treaty was signed in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971 and has continued to provide a national framework for wetland preservation ever since.

The Tram Chim National Park may become Vietnam's fourth Ramsar site if it is accepted by the Ramsar Convention Bureau.

The 7,585 hectare park is home to 130 species of plant, more than 120 species of freshwater fish, 40 amphibian and reptile species, and over 200 types of birds of which 16 are listed as endangered.

The most distinguished resident bird is the Sarus crane which has been recognized as threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

The crane migrates to the park, every year, between February and March.

In September 1988, the Ramsar Convention Bureau designated Xuan Thuy Natural Wetland Reserve in the northern province of Nam Dinh as Vietnam's first Ramsar site.

In 2005, another  Ramsar site was recognized by the treaty organization: the Bau Sau (Crocodile Lake) Wetlands and Seasonal Floodplains in the Cat Tien National Park.

In February 2011, Ba Be National Park was recognized as Vietnam's third Ramsar site.

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